Alexander taken in WNBA draft

The San Antonio Silver Stars selected former SU center Kayla Alexander with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 WNBA draft.

After a record-breaking senior season, Kayla Alexander is moving on to play basketball at the highest level.

The San Antonio Silver Stars picked up a sizable center in Alexander with the eighth overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft. Alexander is the second player to be taken in the program's history, first to be taken in the first round. Beth Record was taken in the fourth round of 2001 WNBA draft by the Los Angeles Sparks

Alexander leaves SU the all-time leader in points (2,024), blocks (350), field goals (736), free throws made (552) and games played (140). She ranks second in rebounds with 970 and is part of a class that holds the record for most program wins with 686.

During the regular season, Alexander averaged 17.9 points-per-game, 8.7 rebounds-per-game, 2.9 blocks-per-game and shot 51.8 percent from the floor.

Outside of her remarkable individual statitistics, Alexander helped lead one of the best teams in SU women's basketball history. The Orange finished the season with a 24-9 record, the best winning percentage in program history (.75) and their fifth NCAA tournament appearance. 

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