With the 16th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, the Minnesota Lynx selected former UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield, as she joined eighth overall pick Megan Walker as Huskies taken in this year's draft.
"I'm happy to be with Minnesota," Dangerfield told SNY's Maria Marino. "I think it's going to be a great fit."
During her final season with UConn, Dangerfield averaged 14.9 points and 3.7 rebounds per game, while also totaling 118 assists.
"I don't think it really sunk in until like a couple of days after," Dangerfield said. "It's just hard to really fathom that you're not a college athlete anymore. You spent the last four years of your life being that, and now you're a professional athlete and you're trying to figure out what does that mean to be a professional athlete. How are you supposed to carry yourself?"
Now that the draft has come and gone, Dangerfield is ready to get things started with Minnesota, but the days leading into the draft, with so much uncertainty about where she'd end up, were a different story for Dangerfield.
"I think the week leading up to it I was really nervous because I had no clue where I would go. Everything was up in the air," Dangerfield said. "On the actual day, on Friday, I feel like I was the most calm then. I was kind of ready to just get it over with, and then the name being called, it's what you live for when you're a kid and you play basketball. You want to hear your name called on draft night."