Ali Patberg’s basketball career has never had a home base outside of the state of Indiana.
On Monday night the Indiana Fever gave her the chance to keep playing home games in front of Hoosiers when they selected the Columbus, Ind. product in the third round.
Patberg becomes the fourth IU player selected in the WNBA Draft since the league began and the first since 2011.
The versatile 5-foot-11 guard started in all 33 games for IU in 2021-22. She averaged 11.6 points, 3.4 assists, 3.2 rebounds and shot 42.6 percent from the floor, while regularly drawing the toughest defensive assignment.
Patberg finished her career ninth all-time in scoring (1,752) at IU and ranks third all-time in assists (528). Her 14.2 points per game average ranks tied for eighth all time. She started in every game she appeared in (123) and led Indiana to three NCAA Tournament appearances including a pair of Sweet Sixteens and an Elite Eight appearance.
This story will be updated.
she's staying home!
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀️🏀 (@IndianaFever) April 12, 2022
Forward Aleksa Gulbe was not drafted on Monday, but she accepted a training camp invite from the Connecticut Sun.
Indiana in the WNBA
Third Round • 22nd pick
Second Round • 21st pick
Third Round • 33rd pick
Third Round • 34th pick
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