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Leilani Correa selected 27th overall in 2024 WNBA Draft

The former Gators guard was named the 2023-24 SEC Sixth Woman of the Year

Senior guard Leilani Correa shoots a free throw against the Florida A&M Rattlers Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.
Senior guard Leilani Correa shoots a free throw against the Florida A&M Rattlers Monday, Nov. 7, 2022.

Florida Gators standout guard Leilani Correa was selected by the Indiana Fever with the 27th overall pick in Monday night’s WNBA Draft.

Correa is the 20th Gator in program history to be drafted into the WNBA, and the first since Kiara Smith was picked 36th overall in the 2021 Draft. 

Her third-round selection also marks the highest that a Florida alumna has been drafted since Ronni Williams was selected 22nd overall by the Indiana Fever in 2017.

Correa flourished in her final season with the Gators, averaging 16.9 points per game (including 21.4 in conference play) in the 2023-24 campaign. She subsequently earned SEC Sixth Woman of the Year honors. 

Correa will join an Indiana Fever team loaded with young talent, including Iowa’s Caitlin Clark, the first overall pick in this year’s draft, and 2022 Naismith Player of the Year Aliyah Boston.

Contact Jack Meyer at jmeyer@alligator.org. Follow him on X @jackmeyerUF.

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Jack Meyer

Jack Meyer is a third-year journalism major and a sports reporter for The Alligator. In his free time, he enjoys running, spending time with friends, playing video games, and watching the Miami Heat and Miami Dolphins.


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