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USM's Jamierra Faulkner Goes No. 34 to Chicago Sky in WNBA Draft

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss' point guard Jamierra Faulkner was selected as the 34th pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky on Monday night at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.

Faulkner, the 2014 Gillom Trophy winner for top collegiate women's basketball player in the state of Mississippi, finished her career as the school's all-time leader in assists (863) and steals (366) and third in points (2,056). Her final point total also places her seventh all-time on the C-USA career charts as well. She also earned first-team All-Conference USA accolades and was the league's Defensive Player of the Year.

Faulkner led the Lady Eagles in scoring with 17.7 points while also leading the team, Conference USA and nation in assists per game (8.6). She owns the school record for threes in a game and assists in a game. Faulkner connected on eight threes against Old Dominion and dished out 17 assists against West Alabama this season.

Previous Southern Miss WNBA Picks: 1998 WNBA Draft - Brandy Reed (28 Pick, Phoenix Mercury)

 

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