University at Buffalo star guard Cierra Dillard made more history on Tuesday, becoming the first player in UB basketball history to be drafted.
The Rochester native was selected 20th overall in the second round by the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA Draft.
BREAKING: @UBwomenshoops guard Cierra Dillard drafted 20th overall (2nd round) by the @minnesotalynx!
She helped lead the #Bulls to back-to-back trips to the NCAA Tournament @news4buffalo #UBLegendary @news4buffalo
📸: AP Sports pic.twitter.com/IFbMh4jlFt— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) April 11, 2019
Dillard wrapped up her career having led the Bulls to back-to-back appearances in the NCAA Tournament, which included a trip to the Sweet 16 in 2018. This season, Dillard finished second in the nation averaging 25.2 points per game.
And with the 20th pick in the WNBA, Minnesota selects, Cierra Dillard! To God Be The Glory. Ms. Rose, thank you for entrusting me with your child. She is equipped for the road ahead. 🤘🏽— Felisha Legette-Jack (@UBCoachJack) April 11, 2019
The Bulls won the Mid-American Conference tournament for the second time in four years and advanced to the second round of this year’s NCAA Tournament before falling to No. 2 seed UCONN.
In her final season in the Blue & White, Dillard set several single season program records including points scored with 856. She also set program marks for 3-pointer attempts and makes, having splashed home 105 of her 308 shots from beyond the arc.
Thankful Cierra Dillard (@CDillard24) helped tell the story of the @UBwomenshoops team this season!
WE FIGHT ON! – voiced by Cierra Dillard @UBAthletics @news4buffalo #UBLegendary #UBDancing #UBBulls pic.twitter.com/x061dKPZco— Nick Filipowski (@NEWS4_NICK) March 20, 2019
As we get ready for tonight’s #WNBADraft let’s take a look back at @CDillard24 record-setting season!
WNBA Draft Info:
Round 1: 7pm ESPN2
Rounds 2 & 3: 8pm ESPNU
*Also streaming on the ESPN app#UBhornsUP pic.twitter.com/3zq2QUbnr6— UB Women’s Hoops (@UBwomenshoops) April 10, 2019