Much like they have been throughout the time since they entered the league back in 2016, the Dallas Wings were a big player in this year’s WNBA Draft

The Wings had picks five and nine in the first round, and Wings GM Greg Bibb met the team’s needs. Coming into the night, Dallas lacked size and defense at the guard position. 

In order to address that need, the Wings selected Ohio State Point Guard Jacy Sheldon. 

Last season at Ohio State, Sheldon averaged 17.8 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 assists while playing elite on-ball defense and averaging 2 steals per game. 

The Wings’ lack of size at the point guard position was challenged in their semi-final loss against the Las Vegas Aces, so the addition of 5 ’10 Sheldon is certainly a much-needed one. 

With the ninth pick, Dallas selected another point guard, Carla Leite, from France. Last year, while playing overseas, Leite averaged 15.8 points and 5.5 assists. 

After the draft, Wings GM and CEO Greg Bibb said he is “not sure” if Leite will play with Dallas in 2024. Leite may be what is considered a “draft and stash” pick who will go back and play overseas for another season before joining the WNBA. 

Dallas also had the 33rd overall pick in the draft which they used on Penn State guard Ashley Owusu who averaged 17.7 points 5.5 rebounds and 3.6 assists with the Nittany Lions last season. 

Owusu applied for another year of eligibility through the NCAA, so it is still unclear whether she will join the Wings in 2024. However, Dallas will retain her rights if she does end up heading back to college. 

Overall, it was a successful night for the Wings, who were looking to fill the few holes in their roster before the 2024 WNBA season tips off on May 15th when Dallas hosts the Chicago Sky. 

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