Northwestern’s Veronica Burton declares for WNBA draft

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Northwestern’s Veronica Burton has declared for the 2022 WNBA Draft.

In a statement on Twitter, Burton said that Northwestern “has exceeded every expectation of what I wanted my college basketball experience to be like.”

“I am beyond thankful to have been able to attend and play at a school that compares to none,” she wrote.

Burton was one of the nation’s best players in 2022. Through 29 games, she averaged 17.8 points, 5.5 rebounds, 6.4 assists and 4.0 steals. As a result, she became the first Northwestern women’s basketball player to be named to an AP All-America team, earning Third Team honors.

She was also an All-Big Ten selection, earning First Team honors and won her third consecutive Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year award.

With her declaration, Burton becomes one of the top prospects for the 2022 WNBA Draft, which is scheduled to take place April 11 in New York City.