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2021 WNBA draft pick Chelsea Dungee joins Troy coaching staff

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Troy University announced Monday that former Arkansas standout and No. 5 overall pick in the 2021 WNBA draft Chelsea Dungee has joined its women’s basketball coaching staff.

She replaces Neil Harrow, who left to join the James Madison staff in early spring.

Dungee started her career at Oklahoma and after just one season transferred to Arkansas, where she became the programโ€™s all-time leading scorer (2,147 points). She also dropped 37 points against UConn, the most scored by a single player against the Huskies since 2000.

She was selected by the Dallas Wings in the first round of last year’s WNBA draft, but after playing in 14 games as a rookie, she was cut before the start of the 2022 season.

“It’s been almost eight years since I’ve had an opening on my staff to fill,” Rigby said. “When this position came open, I knew I wanted to hire someone who would make a strong impact on current players and carry deep influence with recruits. Chelsea will be all of this and much more.

“She worked her way up into being a top scorer in NCAA and a high draft pick in the WNBA. The passion that she possesses, and her desire to be great, will be infectious.โ€

In her senior season, the guard averaged 22.3 points, 3.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 1.5 steals. She was named an AP Third Team All-American and was named to the Wooden Award ballot.

“I am excited about the opportunity to pursue my lifelong goal of becoming a Division I women’s basketball coach,” Dungee said. “My collegiate and professional experiences have provided me with vast knowledge of the game and the ability to create and maintain healthy relationships through shared experiences.โ€