Indiana Fever Selects Aliyah Boston with the No. 1 Pick in the WNBA Draft
The Indiana Fever made history at the 2023 WNBA Draft by selecting Aliyah Boston with the first overall pick. The 6-foot-5 center was widely considered the best player in the draft, and the Fever wasted no time in securing her services for the upcoming season.
Boston played college basketball at South Carolina, where she was a two-time SEC Defensive Player of the Year and a first-team All-American in 2022. She is known for her rebounding, shot-blocking, and interior scoring ability, which should make her an immediate impact player in the WNBA.
The Fever finished with the worst record in the league in 2022, but the addition of Boston gives them hope for the future. With her size and athleticism, she could become a franchise cornerstone for years to come.
After the pick was announced, Boston expressed her excitement about joining the Fever and playing in the WNBA. “I can’t wait to get started and help the team win games,” she said.
The rest of the draft was filled with surprises and drama, including a request by NBA champion Juwan Howard to join the WNBA as a player. However, the WNBA team he contacted quickly shot down his request, stating that they were not interested in becoming the league’s first “Juwanna Mann”.
Meanwhile, a Lady Vols reporter provided her notebook on the draft, breaking down the best and worst picks of the night. And in other news, CBS Sports provided live updates and grades throughout the draft, as fans eagerly awaited to see which players would be selected by their favorite teams.
Overall, it was an exciting night for the WNBA, as teams added top talent to their rosters and fans eagerly awaited the start of the upcoming season. With players like Aliyah Boston on board, the future looks bright for the league.