Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter declares for 2020 WNBA Draft

A potential lottery pick declares early

Chennedy Carter has declared for the 2020 WNBA draft and will forgo her senior season, the Texas A&M junior guard announced Sunday.

“It saddens me that I was not able to chase a National Championship with my teammates this year due to circumstances beyond our control,” Carter said in a statement. “Although a difficult decision, I am looking forward to pursuing my childhood dream of playing in the WNBA.”

Carter is a three-time All-American and led the Aggies with 21.3 points per game this season, which ranked second in the SEC and sixth in the nation. She leaves Texas A&M as the second all-time scoring leader with 1,983 points.

“Chennedy has done as much for Texas A&M in her career as any young lady that has played here,” said head coach Gary Blair in a statement. “We believe she will be chosen high in the first round of the WNBA Draft, and will represent Texas A&M, her high school, teammates, coaches and family in a way that will make everyone proud.”

Carter was one a few draft-eligible juniors expected throughout the season to declare for the draft and has been included in most mock drafts. In High Post Hoops’ latest, Carter is projected to be picked by the Atlanta Dream at No. 4.

The WNBA will hold a virtual draft on April 17, which begins at 7 p.m. on ESPN.

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