Ameshya Williams-Holliday Becomes WNBA's First HBCU Draft Pick In 20 Years
The Indiana Fever has officially drafted Williams-Holliday, making the Jackson State University star the sixth-ever HBCU athlete to join the WNBA.
April 12, 2022 at 6:44 pm
The 2022 WNBA draft went down Monday night, and Ameshya Williams-Holliday is one of the event’s most-talked-about names. The Jackson State University (JSU) senior was selected by the Indiana Fever, becoming the 25th overall athlete drafted this year.
Congrats Ameshya Williams-Holliday (@_meshya4) is drafted #25 overall to the @IndianaFever‼️— Jackson State Women’s Basketball (@GoJSUTigersWBB) April 12, 2022
Making her the first HBCU player drafted in 20 years. We are continuing to make history! A door has just been knocked down! More to come for JSU WBB💙🐅!! @WNBA @gojsutigers #TheeILove pic.twitter.com/igmDlVZEFW