After capping off an incredible college career, Georgia Tech senior Tyaunna Marshall will now move on to beginning her journey as a professional after she was selected 14th overall by the New York Liberty in the 2014 WNBA Draft on Monday.
“It’s just an unbelievable feeling,” Marshall via RamblinWreck.com. “I’m just so thankful and happy that my biggest dream is finally coming true.”
Marshall is the eighth Georgia Tech player drafted into the WNBA and the sixth under head coach MaChelle Joseph.
“Ty Marshall will be a great player in the WNBA,” Joseph said. “Its exciting for Ty and our program for her to be drafted by the New York Liberty. I have been at Georgia Tech for 11 years and to have six players drafted in the WNBA is a huge honor for our program. I look forward to the next decade of Georgia Tech women’s basketball and what we will accomplish.”
The all-time leading scorer in Georgia Tech history, Marshall was the first Lady Jacket to score 2,000 points, and finished her career with 2,129 points. She added to her impressive senior resume by being named to the All-ACC First Team, ACC All-Defensive Team and the Georgia College Women’s Player of the Year by the Atlanta Tipoff Club.
The Liberty finished last season by losing seven straight games and missing the postseason for the first time since 2009. Marshall will join a revamped roster and will certainly be able to make her mark in the league early on in her career. New York also selected fellow ACC player Alyssa Thomas out of Maryland with the fourth overall pick.