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Aari McDonald declares for WNBA draft

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Aari McDonald has officially declared for the WNBA draft after a scintillating run through the NCAA tournament. (Though already a senior, McDonald could have technically come back given the NCAA’s blanket waiver.)

  • Stanford’s Kiana Williams is likewise taking her talents to the pros.
  • UConn’s Evina Westbrook, however, is coming back for another run despite being considered a top-5 pick.

Coaching changes:

  • Vanderbilt has fired Stephanie White after five seasons.
  • Washington has hired Tina Langley from Rice University.
  • Jim Jabir is coming back to Siena, 31 years after he previously led the women’s basketball team.

Looking ahead: WNBA draft is next Thursday.

  • McDonald is now a likely first-rounder (No. 5) according to Mechelle Voepel, whose latest mock draft still has Charli Collier going first to Dallas.