Texas' Brianna Taylor and Kelsey Lang, right, celebrate a 67-47 win over Texas Tech during a Big 12 Conference basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

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Texas post Kelsey Lang among hopefuls for Thursday night’s WNBA draft

Longhorn senior finished her career with more than 1,000 points

Posted April 13th, 2017

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  • Her friend and former teammate Imani Boyette was drafted by the Chicago Sky in the WNBA draft last season.

Among those who will be monitoring the WNBA draft on Thursday night is Kelsey Lang, who just completed her eligibility at the University of Texas.

The draft will begin at 6 p.m. in Chicago.

Texas’ Kelsey Lang(40) works between Texas Tech’s Brittany Brewer(20) and Jada Terry during a Big 12 Conference basketball game at the Frank Erwin Center Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)

Lang hopes to follow former teammate Imani Boyette, who was drafted by the Chicago Sky in the first round last spring.

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Lang, a 6-5 senior post, helped lead the Longhorns to the NCAA playoffs during all four of her seasons at Texas.

The San Antonio Stars own the first pick of the draft and are expected to choose Washington guard Kelsey Plum, the NCAA career scoring leader who averaged 31.7 points per game as a senior.

Here is how ESPN projects the first round to go: http://www.espn.com/wnba/story/_/id/19143499/mock-draft-predicting-wnba-draft-first-round

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