Chicago Sky Select Brynna Maxwell With No. 13 Overall Pick in 2024 WNBA Draft

CHICAGO (April 15, 2024) — The Chicago Sky announced today that they have selected Brynna Maxwell from Gonzaga University with the 13th overall pick in the second round of the 2024 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, airing this evening on ESPN.

No. 13 – Brynna Maxwell

Guard | 6’0” | Gonzaga | Gig Harbor, Washington

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“We strongly feel that Brynna is the best shooter in the nation,” Chicago Sky General Manager Jeff Pagliocca said. “She can be a floor spacer for us, she has a quick trigger, she is fearless, she can shoot with closeouts, shoot on the move and she sprints into her threes. She sees the rim and nothing else. We are ecstatic to bring Brynna to Chicago.”

Maxwell was a five-year starter with Gonzaga and with Utah. She averaged 12.9 points while shooting 42.7% from three on 5.7 attempts across 154 collegiate appearances (128 starts).

In her final season with Gonzaga, she averaged a career-high 14.2 points while shooting 44.0% from three on a career-high 218 total three-point attempts. She was named to the All-WCC First Team, her second All-WCC Team selection. At the end of the season, she participated in the 2024 State Farm College Three-Point Championship.

She had a 2023-24 season-high 27 points against Stanford on Dec. 3 and had four games of 20 or more points in her final college season. Maxwell hit at least one three-pointer in every game she appeared in 2023-24 and she had 28 games with multiple three-pointers made and 11 games with four or more made three-pointers. Her 96 three-pointers during the season rank first in program history for a single season.

Maxwell helped Gonzaga become the WCC regular season champion in back-to-back years and in 2023-24, she helped lead Gonzaga to its most wins in program history (32) and second-best win percentage (.889).

In her penultimate season, Maxwell averaged a then-career high 13.5 points while shooting 48.1% from three. She led the Zags and set a program record with a 94.9% free-throw percentage. Her 65.0% true-shooting percentage and 48.1% three-point percentage also rank first in program history for a single season.

Before landing at Gonzaga, Maxwell spent three seasons (2019-22) at Utah. She averaged 12.0 points on 40.2% three-point shooting in the first three years of her career and started 63 of her 85 appearances.

In her junior season, she became the 30th player in Utah program history to score 1,000 career points. She shot 88.5% from the free-throw line, which was the second-best mark in the Pac-12 and was the fifth-best mark in school history in a single season.

She scored a career-high 34 points on Dec. 8, 2020 while making four of her seven three-point attempts. Her 34 points were the most points by a player in the Pac-12 that season. She ranked first in the conference in free-throw percentage at a 92.4% clip, which ranked third nationally.

After averaging 13.1 points on 47.2% shooting from three, Maxwell was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman First Team, becoming the first Utah freshman to earn All-Conference honors since the Utes joined the conference in 2011.

She led Utah in points and minutes as a freshman while leading the Pac-12 in three-pointers made with 83. Her 47.2% clip from deep ranked third in the country. Her 83 threes were a program record for freshmen and her 407 total points were the most by a Utah freshman since the team joined the Pac-12.

Maxwell made a three-pointer in all but 12 of her 154 collegiate appearances and she finished her college career ranked tied for 27th all time in three-pointers made.

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Entering their 19th WNBA season, the Sky finished the 2023 season with a record of 18-22. The Sky clinched their fifth straight postseason berth in 2023 and this season welcomes new Head Coach Teresa Weatherspoon and General Manager Jeff Pagliocca.

The Chicago Sky tip off the 2024 regular-season on Wednesday, May 15 against the Dallas Wings in Dallas at 7:00 p.m. CST. Follow @chicagosky on social media and for the latest news, content and ticket purchasing.