Michigan's Naz Hillmon goes to Atlanta Dream

Michigan’s Naz Hillmon goes to Atlanta Dream

Naz Hillmon, the most decorated player in Michigan women’s basketball program history, is now a professional.

Hillmon was drafted No. 15 overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2022 WNBA draft Monday night — the highest pick in program history — the crowning achievement following one of the most dominant seasons by any Michigan basketball player, male or female.

“It means the world just to continue to represent my university, it just shows the progression of where we were and where we’re going to,” Hillmon said in her post-draft news conference via Zoom. “I just see our team continuing to go forward and shoot for the stars.”

Hillmon, a four-year star for the Wolverines, became the first player in program history to earn All-America honors, doing so in 2021 and 2022 while averaging a double-double combined across the past two seasons.

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