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Cunningham drafted by Phoenix in WNBA draft

Sophie Cunningham is now Mizzou’s highest ever WNBA draft pick.

Phoenix made her the No. 13 overall choice on Wednesday night. That’s the first pick in the second round.

Cunningham, Mizzou women’s basketball’s all-time leading scorer, joins a Mercury team that lost a tight five-game series with eventual WNBA champion Seattle in the 2018 playoff semifinals.

University of Connecticut standout and former Jefferson City native Napheesa Collier went sixth overall to Minnesota.

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