Indiana Basketball Standout Mackenzie Holmes is drafted by the Seattle Storm

The three-time All American was selected in the third round of the 2024 WNBA Draft.
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Mackenzie Holmes knew that she needed a team to take a chance on her in this draft. Indiana's All-Time leading scorer is having knee surgery that will keep her out of action for the entire 2024 season. That team was the Seattle Storm.

Mackenzie Holmes gave everything she had to the Indiana Basketball program in Bloomington. She leaves IU its all-time leader in points, field goals, field goal percentage, and third in rebounds. Holmes led the Hoosiers to the Sweet 16 this year after a disappointing 2023.

Holmes became the program's first-team All-American in 2022-23 and its first Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year. She helped Indiana make its deepest NCAA Tournament run in program history, reaching the Elite Eight in 2021 and the Sweet 16 in 2022 and 2024. In 2023, Indiana won its first regular-season Big Ten title since 1983 and earned its first No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.

The Storm are coming off their worst season since 2000—their first in the WNBA—at 11-29. Seattle, however, has a proud history as a franchise, winning four championships.

No such luck for another Indiana standout

Guard Sara Scalia hoped to hear her name called tonight; however, she was not drafted. Scalia was second on the team in scoring and set the single-season record for three-point attempts, makes, and percentage. She also earned All-Big Ten honors.

Scalia must find an alternate route to the WNBA.

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