IUWBB: Where do Sara Scalia and Mackenzie Holmes stack up ahead of the WNBA Draft Tonight?

The WNBA Draft is tonight at 7:30 pm Eastern on ESPN. Will Holmes and Scalia hear their names called this evening?
2023 WNBA Draft
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The WNBA Draft is tonight, and the Hoosiers have two draft-eligible players: Mackenzie Holmes and Sara Scalia. These two players were the catalysts behind Indiana's run to the Sweet 16. Holmes and Scalia look to continue their basketball careers at the next level in the WNBA.

Mackenzie Holmes leaves Bloomington as one of the best players in school history. She finished her Indiana career first all-time in scoring, field goals, and rebounds and second in blocks. Holmes is also first in almost every advanced metric in school history.

Sara Scalia leaves Bloomington the single season record holder in three point attempts, makes, and percentage. The Minnesota transfer was a key piece for Indiana the past two seasons.

Where do they stack up in the Draft?

While there are certainly more skilled players in this draft, few grind and work as hard as either Scalia or Holmes, in addition, few players in this draft are as confident in their abilities as both young ladies. That said, both have limitations.

Both Holmes and Scalia are projected to be third-round picks. According to ESPN's mock draft, Holmes is projected to go to Seattle in the third round, and Scalia will go to Connecticut. Holmes was projected to go in their second round, but her stock dropped after she announced that she was having season-ending knee surgery.

Five former Hoosiers have been drafted in WNBA history. Grace Berger, Ali Patberg, Jori Davis, Quacy Barnes, and Jill Chapman were drafted. If Scalia and Holmes hear their names, they'll be the first pair drafted together in school history.

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