With the WNBA Draft less than 24 hours away and the Seattle Storm on the board at No. 11, several mock drafts have predicted a former Beaver could be making her way back to the Pacific Northwest.
Destiny Slocum, who played two seasons at Oregon State before transferring to Arkansas this past season, is one player expected to hear her name called Thursday, and it could be by the Seattle Storm.
The fifth-year senior guard is coming off a season with the Razorbacks where she held averages of 15 points, 3.9 assists and 3.9 rebounds per game. She also led Arkansas with 106 assists, good for 15th most in school history.
Ultimately, the Razorbacks (19-9, 9-6) run in the NCAA Tournament was cut short when they were upset by Wright State in the first round. Slocum had just two points on 1-8 FG shooting in the game.
Slocum entered her name into the transfer portal after two seasons in Corvallis, and a much-deeper run into the NCAA Tournament. During her sophomore year, 2018-19, Slocum and the Beavers danced in the Sweet 16, but they were unable to contend for a championship trophy the following year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
At Oregon State, she averaged 14.9 points, 4.7 assists and 2.3 rebounds per game during her senior year. Both years she took home All-Pac-12 honors. She started her career at Maryland, where she was named national freshman of the year.
After playing collegiate ball at three different schools, Slocum has set her sights on becoming a pro. Her physicality and consistent offensive game will undeniably be coveted in the draft.
With Seattle in need of more depth at the point guard position, Slocum could be a strong fit for the reigning champions and get to work alongside one of the best point guards of all time in Sue Bird. Plus, her hometown of Boise, Idaho is just a short drive away.
Tomorrow, we'll find out where Slocum will land as the WNBA Draft takes place virtually at 4:00 p.m. PT on ESPN.