Schimmel the No. 8 pick in the WNBA Draft

University of Louisville women's basketball All-American Shoni Schimmel was the No. 8 pick in the WNBA Draft on Monday. She will be headed to the Atlanta Dream where she will be teammates of former U of L player Angel McCoughtry.

The two greatest women's basketball players in the history of the University of Louisville's program are now on the same team.

With the No. 8 pick in Monday's WNBA Draft, the Atlanta Dream selected U of L All-American Shoni Schimmel and will team her up with ex-U of L All-American Angel McCoughtry.

"It's kind of weird how that works," Schimmel said on the ESPN2 telecast. "I am looking forward to being able to play with her."

Schimmel is the second-highest draft pick in the history of the school. McCoughtry was the No. 1 pick in the 2009 draft.

A former five-star recruit out of high school, Schimmel had an illustrious career at U of L.

"It's a blessing for me," Schimmel said. "It's an honor. I can't wait to get started. I think I can bring a little flavor to the league."

Schimmel finished her Louisville career with 387 made three-point shots, which was a school-record and just five short of an NCAA all-time record. She made multiple All-American teams and had a school-record 118 three's as a senior.

During her career, Schimmel hit 34.4 percent from behind the arc. As a senior, she led the Cardinals at 17.1 points per game.

Schimmel became the first player in U of L history to score 2,000 career points, dish out 600 assists and grab 500 rebounds. Schimmel joined McCoughtry as the school's only 2,000-point scorers. She finished her career with 2,174 points, 600 assists and 552 rebounds.

Schimmel was named to the USBWA All-American team and named a second team All-American by AP and ESPNW. She was also named a Naismith semifinalist and named to the Wooden ballot.

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