April 11, 2019 - by

Maria Conde Selected in WNBA Draft

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Seminoles.com) – Florida State Women’s Basketball Alumna Maria Conde was selected in the WNBA Draft late Wednesday evening, being chosen in the third round and with the 27th overall pick by the Chicago Sky.

Conde played as a forward for the Seminoles in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons before choosing to play professionally. While at Florida State, the Madrid, Spain, native averaged 3.6 points and 2.0 rebounds and started six of her 68 games played.

In her sophomore season in 2016-17, she was a key role player off the bench, averaging the second-most minutes among non-starters at 15.6 per game. She played in all 35 games of that season, helping Florida State to its third trip to the NCAA Elite Eight.

Conde’s selection marks the fourth consecutive year that a Seminole has been represented in the WNBA Draft, and marks the 15th Seminole to be selected in the draft. Overall, 18 FSU Alumna have now been drafted, signed by or have played for a WNBA Franchise.

Conde is one of 21 Seminoles playing professionally, either in the WNBA and/or overseas. She is one of seven Seminoles selected in the WNBA Draft in the last six years.

Currently, Conde is playing for one of Europe’s top professional clubs in Wisla Canpack Krakow out of Poland, where she is teammates with fellow Seminole Alumna and 2016 Olympian Leonor Rodriguez. She is second on the team, only behind Rodriguez, in scoring at 12.4 points per game while averaging 5.1 rebounds and shooting 46.7 percent from the floor.

Conde also made the Spanish National Team, which competed at last year’s FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup and finished in third place.

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