'It's not a dream anymore': Gwathmey reflects on draft pick
Jazmon Gwathmey will have a shot at becoming a WNBA player after being the third James Madison women's basketball player ever to get selected in the WNBA draft.
Gwathmey will join the San Antonio Stars after being selected in the second round as the 14th overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx.
"It was always my dream as a little girl to play in the WNBA and to have this opportunity, it's like it's not a dream anymore. This is reality," Gwathmey said. "It's happening. I can't really process it all until maybe when I get on a plane to Texas and I put on that jersey. Then it'll probably hit home."
As a senior, the 6-foot-2-inch guard from Bealton, Virginia led James Madison to its third straight conference tournament title, and won the CAA player of the year, among other awards.
""I just think it's tremendous for her. I witnessed how much work her and coach (Kenny) Brooks put in throughout those five years," head coach Sean O'Regan said. "I think the best thing she ever did was listening to him and taking her redshirt year her freshman year because I don't think it would have ever came to be as it is right now."
Gwathmey finished her JMU career ranked in the top 10 in points, field goals and blocks. She joins Lauren Okafor (Atlanta Dream, 2015 – 34th overall) and Tamera Young (Atlanta Dream, 2008 – eighth overall) as drafted Dukes.