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Alissa Pili selected in WNBA draft

Updated: The Inupiaq and Samoan woman was selected in the first round

Alissa Pili is heading to Minnesota to start her professional basketball career. The Inupiaq and Samoan woman was selected by the Minnesota Lynx with the No. 8 pick in Monday's WNBA draft in New York.

Pili takes her 6-feet-2-inch frame to a team with a history of championship-winning teams. The Lynx have won 4 WNBA titles since 2011.

"I think just with my physicality and versatility, I'm willing to do whatever team needs me to so I'm excited to learn and grow from that," Pili said to ESPN after being drafted.


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