DiJonai Carrington taken first overall in Athletes Unlimited Week 2 draft

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The second week of Athletes Unlimited Basketball means (some) new captains and major roster overhauls.

Mercedes Russell is the only captain to carry over from Week 1 to Week 2, finishing the first slate of games fourth overall in points with 1,050. Former teammates Natasha Cloud and Isabelle Harrison will go head-to-head after Cloud finished atop the AU leaderboard with 1,451 points and Harrison ended the week in third place with 1,291 points.

With the first overall pick of the draft on Sunday, Cloud selected Week 1 teammate and captain DiJonai Carrington. The two were dynamite in Week 1, helping lead Team Carrington to an undefeated record over the weekend.

Brown took guard Taj Cole with the second pick. Cole sits seventh on the leaderboard with 990 points after Week 1. One of four players picked up during Athletes Unlimited tryouts, Cole has been making waves, averaging 19.7 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds. She also currently leads the league with 22 3-pointers made. Carrington is second with 13.

With the third pick of the draft, Harrison selected Jantel Lavender. The Indiana Fever forward finished fifth in the standings, just six points behind Russell after a high-scoring week for Team Carrington.

Russell selected former captain Kelsey Mitchell with the fourth overall pick. After breaking out with 27 points in Game 2, Mitchell went just 1-for-3 in games over the weekend while her team was missing multiple players due to COVID-19 protocols.