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Top 3 WNBA draft picks come from UConn

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In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Connecticut seniors, from left, Morgan Tuck, Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart pose with American Athletic Conference regular season championship trophy (AP Images) In this Feb. 24, 2016, file photo, Connecticut seniors, from left, Morgan Tuck, Moriah Jefferson and Breanna Stewart pose with American Athletic Conference regular season championship trophy (AP Images)
UNCASVILLE, CT (WFSB/AP) -

Breanna Stewart is the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft, going to the Seattle Storm on Thursday night.

UConn's 6-foot-4 star averaged 19.4 points and 8.7 rebounds to lead the Huskies to a fourth consecutive national championship. She became the first player in NCAA history to earn most outstanding player of the Final Four all four years. Stewart is the fifth Huskies player to be taken first in the draft.

It marked the second straight season that the Storm had the top pick in the draft. Seattle took Jewell Loyd first last year. The team also had back-to-back No. 1 selections in 2001 and 2002 when Seattle drafted Lauren Jackson and Sue Bird.

Moriah Jefferson was picked second and is headed to San Antonio, Texas. She is a native and said it will be good to go home to the "smell of Texas."

Being chosen third was Morgan Tuck, who is headed to the Connecticut Sun.

This was the first time in WNBA history that the first three draft picks were from the same school.

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