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WNBA Draft: Washington Mystics selected forward Aaliyah Edwards [Video]

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Edwards was the sixth overall in the 2024 WNBA Draft.

“We are really excited to draft Aaliyah Edwards,” said General Manager Mike Thibault. “We needed to select a player who complements Shakira Austin in our front court. Her competitiveness, high-end defensive motor and fast-improving offensive game will fit well with what we are trying to build for our culture and future success.”

Edwards (6-3) averaged 17.6 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.1 assists, and 1.7 steals per game with the Huskies while shooting .593 from the field in 37 games (all starts) as a senior this past season. She also totaled 18 double-doubles and was named Big East player of the week twice in 2023-24.

Edwards, a Canadian native, scored 24 points in the NCAA Elite Eight on Apr. 1 vs. USC and had a career-high five steals in the Final Four vs. Iowa on Apr. 5. She finished her collegiate career 15th …

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