The Ogwumike family continued its takeover of the WNBA on Monday night.
Just two years after the Los Angeles Sparks drafted Nneka Ogwumike first overall, sister Chiney earned the same recognition, as the Connecticut Sun called her name first.
The WNBA passed along this tweet celebrating the honor for the former Stanford star:
Connecticut's pick ultimately came down to Ogwumike and Baylor's Odyssey Sims, who went second to the Tulsa Shock, but this hardly came as a surprise.
And as Sports Illustrated's Richard Deitsch noted, it set a little bit of history, as well:
That has worked out pretty well for Peyton and Eli, who have both enjoyed tremendous NFL careers, and the Ogwumikes figure to replicate that success. Nneka averaged an impressive 14.6 points and 7.6 rebounds last season, and Chiney has the look of a future superstar.
"Chiney has been a charismatic and dynamic player who we have thoroughly enjoyed watching," Sun head coach Anne Donovan said, via the team's official WNBA.com site. "We are very excited to welcome her to the Connecticut Sun."
Ogwumike was a two-time AP All-American at Stanford, averaging 26.1 points and 12.1 rebounds per contest during the Cardinal's run to the Final Four this season. She finished as the Pac-12's all-time scoring (2,737 points) and rebounding (1,567) leader.
A 6'4" forward with tremendous athleticism, she is a dynamic force on both ends of the court. She brings endless energy and is capable of cleaning up the glass and controlling the paint.
The future, which appears to be blindingly bright, is undoubtedly right now for the Sun, who paved the way for Ogwumike to make an immediate impact by trading Tina Charles to the New York Liberty for No. 4 pick Alyssa Thomas, forward Kelsey Bone and a 2015 first-round pick, per The Associated Press, via ESPN.com.
Connecticut was a disappointing 10-24 last season, but with Ogwumike and Thomas coming to the frontcourt, things are going to get much better very soon.
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