Women's Basketball

Dream Come True

STANFORD, Calif. - Haley Jones became the 29th Stanford player to hear her name called in the WNBA Draft when she was selected as the sixth pick in the first round of the WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream on Monday evening. Jones is the program's 14th first-round selection and the second-straight No. 6 pick from the Cardinal, following Lexie Hull's selection by the Indiana Fever last year.

Jones is the first player in program history to be drafted by the Dream.

One of the most versatile players in the nation and program history, Jones finished her Stanford career with 1,535 points, 889 rebounds, 396 assists, 107 blocks and 90 steals, the only player in program history hitting each of those marks. Her point total ranks 15th in Stanford history and her rebounding is 10th. Jones totaled 33 career double-doubles in her time on The Farm, leading the team in scoring 37 times with 83 double-digit scoring efforts. She's either led or ranked second on the team in scoring, rebounding and assists each of the last three seasons and was the only player in the country this year to average at least 14 points, nine rebounds and four assists per game. 

Leading the Cardinal to the 2021 national championship, Jones was named the Final Four Most Outstanding Player as a sophomore. She was a WBCA All-America selection as a junior, along with being named Pac-12 Player of the Year. Jones was part of three regular season Pac-12 championships, along with two Pac-12 Tournament titles and two trips to the Final Four. 

Since the WNBA's inaugural season (1997), 32 former Stanford players have appeared in a regular-season game and seven players have won a combined eight WNBA championships. Stanford currently features four other former players on active WNBA rosters or set for training camp in Lexie Hull (Indiana Fever), Chiney Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks), Nnemkadi Ogwumike (Los Angeles Sparks) and Alanna Smith (Chicago Sky).