Per Liz Mullen and SBJ, University of Washington senior guard Kelsey Plum has signed with Wasserman for her representation in the upcoming 2017 WNBA Draft.
The 5’9″ Poway, California-native had an illustrious career for the Huskies in which she broke the all-time NCAA scoring record with 3,527 points, the single-season NCAA scoring record with 1,109 points, the 33-year-old NCAA career free throw record with 912, and racked in many other accolades including being named the 2016-17 AP Player of the Year.
She will be represented by Lindsay Kagawa Colas, Wasserman’s senior VP of Olympics and women. Colas is no stranger to high-profile WNBA prospects, as she has represented nine WNBA No. 1 overall draft picks in the last 15 years, including Maya Moore, Brittney Griner and Breanna Stewart.
According to many analysts, Plum looks to increase that number to 10 as she is projected to be the top pick in the draft, which is held on April 13.
Unlike the top pick in the NBA Draft who will bring in millions of dollars along with a few endorsement deals, Plum will most likely sign a deal with a European team as well as the WNBA team that drafts her. This is not an unusual move, as many high profile players have also done so. Most notably, Candace Parker who played in Russia and the WNBA. This opportunity will allow Plum to play year-round, as the WNBA lasts from May to September.