Michigan’s Katelynn Flaherty was surprisingly not selected by a team during the 2018 WNBA Draft on Thursday night.
Flaherty — the all-time leader in 3-pointers made for the Michigan women’s basketball team — was expected to be a third-round pick going into the draft. In fact, ESPN projected Flaherty to go to the Chicago Sky with the No. 28 overall pick in its 2018 WNBA mock draft.
The 2018 WNBA draft is complete, Katelynn Flaherty of @umichwbball did not get picked up by a team. She is Michigan basketball's all-time leading scorer, men or women.
— Jeanna Trotman (@JeannaTrotmanTV) April 13, 2018
Although Flaherty was not drafted on Thursday night, she still has the chance to make a WNBA as a free agent. Flaherty could also attempt to play professional basketball overseas or decide to play in the WMLBA, which is the minor league for the WNBA.
Flaherty is coming off her best season with the Wolverines, as the senior guard averaged career-highs in points (23.5), assists (4.2) and rebounds (2.7). Flaherty shot 45.4 percent from the field and 41.5 percent from 3-point range this season, both of which are also career-highs.
The 5-foot-7 guard is only one of two players in NCAA Division I women’s basketball history to make at least 400 3-pointers, as Flaherty made 410 triples in her four years at Michigan.
In addition, Flaherty is the all-time leading scorer in school history — men and women — with 2,776 points. She also holds countless other records for Michigan women’s basketball, including most 3-pointers made in a single-season (118) and most 3-pointers made in a game (10).