Liston, Bussie among four selected by Lynx in WNBA Draft


The Minnesota Lynx selected four players during Monday night's 2014 WNBA Draft.

The Lynx selected Duke guard Tricia Liston 12th overall, West Virginia center Asya Bussie 15th overall, Vanderbilt guard Christina Foggie 24th overall and Louisville forward Asia Taylor with the 36th and final pick in the draft.

Liston averaged 17.2 points per game in leading the Blue Devils to a 28-7 record and reached the NCAA Tournament.

She was one of 15 players nominated for the Wooden Award as the nation's top player. Liston finished her career as Duke's all-time leader in three-point field goals made (252) and three-point field goal percentage (.459).

She hit 87 three-pointers for the Blue Devils during the 2013-2014 season.

SB Nation reports Liston's selection will make an already dangerous Lynx offense even more dangerous.

The biggest question facing Liston is on the defensive side. According to SB Nation, Duke played a lot of zone last year and Liston struggled in transition against quicker opponents at times.

In the second round, the Lynx selected West Virginia center Asya Bussie.

Bussie missed all of 2012-2013 with a knee injury, but returned to earn an All Big 12 First Team and All-Defensive Team selection.

She averaged 12.9 points and 7.8 rebounds per game and helped lead the Mountaineers to the Big 12 regular season title.

At the end of the second round, the Lynx selected guard Christina Foggie of Vanderbilt.

Foggie averaged 19.0 points a game and made a team-high 82 three-pointers for Vanderbilt last season.

With their final pick of the night, the Lynx selected Taylor. She averaged 10.8 points and 7.2 rebounds for the Cardinals during the season.

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