WNBA draft: Indiana Fever take Lexie Hull with No. 6 overall pick

Lexie Hull’s draft stock rose dramatically during the NCAA tournament. (Photo by Abbie Parr/Getty Images)

The Indiana Fever sent shockwaves through the WNBA draft with the No. 6 overall pick, selecting Lexie Hull out of Stanford.

While there hadn’t been a consensus pick at No. 6, many draft prognosticators did not have Hull going in the first round.

Hull was a major piece of the Cardinal for the last four seasons, helping lead Stanford to one national championship, two Final Fours, two Pac-12 regular season championships and three Pac-12 Tournament championships.

She had a great season from beyond the arc, making 38.6 percent of her attempts from 3-point range and pulling down 5.4 rebounds per game.

It’s not the first time the Fever have made a surprise pick in the draft. Last year they selected Kysre Gondrezick with the fourth overall pick in 2021. Gondrezick was later waived by the team and has since been picked up by the Chicago Sky.