In a moment she'll never forget, Oregon State guard Mikayla Pivec was drafted to the Atlanta Dream with the 25th pick overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft.
The all-time leading rebounder in Beavers program history will start her professional career sharing a backcourt with former Oregon Duck Maite Cazorla who the Dream selected a year ago in the 2019 WNBA Draft.
Pivec, a projected second-round selection in recent mock drafts, slid in the draft to the third round but that won't matter tomorrow. She will get to compete in training camp for a roster spot and we like her chances.
The Beaver great averaged 14.9 points and 9.3 rebounds as a senior for the Oregon State Beavers this past season. Atlanta is getting a dynamic scorer and one of the nation's best rebounders despite being a 5'10" guard.
When the NCAA announced that the rest of the season would be canceled and cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Pivec did say that if given the opportunity and granted another year of collegiate eligibility, she would return to Oregon State in a heartbeat. The NCAA did not grant winter sports athletes that extra year, so now it's full steam ahead for Pivec in Atlanta.
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Pivec should be able to compete for immediate playing time as the Dream finished in 6th place in the Eastern Conference with an 8-26 record.
Tiffany Hayes led them in scoring with 14.7 points, Jessica Breland averaged 7.3 rebounds and Alex Bentley averaged 3.0 assists.