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MSU's Powers goes to Dallas at No. 5 in WNBA draft

The Detroit News
Aerial Powers was picked fifth by Dallas in the WNBA draft Thursday.

Michigan State standout Aerial Powers went fifth to Dallas in the WNBA draft after champion Connecticut’s Breanna Stewart, Moriah Jefferson and Morgan Tuck went 1-2-3.

The Wings, founded as the Detroit Shock, came to Dallas before the 2016 season from Tulsa, Okla.

Stewart went first to Seattle, Jefferson second to San Antonio and Tuck third to Connecticut. It’s the first time that the top three picks came from the same school.

The Detroit native became the sixth Spartan to be selected in the WNBA draft and first since Liz Shimek in 2006.

Powers became the Spartans career scoring leader with 1,817 career points this season. She also passed her own single-season scoring record with 697 points this season, surpassing last season's total of 678.

She's the school's leader in career points per game at 18.9.