LEXINGTON, Ky (WTVQ)- University of Kentucky hoops celebrity Rhyne Howard made program historical past Monday night time through changing into the primary girls’s participant from Kentucky to be the highest select within the WNBA draft.
Fans had been excited all over the announcement, and watched as Howard’s title used to be known as.
“We’re not the highlight girl’s basketball school, so it’s incredible,” stated fan Caden Coomes.
Solid Blue lovers witnessed the historical second on the Tin Roof in downtown Lexington.
This season, Howard helped lead the Wildcats to an SEC match championship and an NCAA match delivery.
“I think that’s extremely rare for a woman’s basketball player to go that far so that’s really awesome,” stated fan Victoria Caudill.
Fans say it is a special day for a school this is most commonly recognized for males’s basketball nationwide championships and nice males’s basketball gamers. Now, there’s a girl’s title so as to add to that checklist.
“It’s super important I feel like to draw attention to the fact that like, our athletics is not only great, not only in men’s but also women’s,” stated Alia Ahmadi. “I think it’s also really important because we’ve already have had number one draft picks in men’s basketball and football.”
Coomes says Howard’s accomplishment manner the sky’s the prohibit for all Wildcat athletes.
“It changes the map for Kentucky, because we’re always considered the men’s basketball school, but like for a girl to do, that’s very incredible,” stated Coomes.
Howard used to be drafted to the Atlanta Dream.