St. John's Players In The Pros

Since 2008, St. John's women's basketball has had 12 players sign professional contracts both with the WNBA and with overseas programs. In 2013, Nadirah McKenith and Shenneika Smith became the first St. John's players selected in the WNBA draft. McKenith was picked up by the Washington Mystics No. 17 overall and Smith was chosen by the New York Liberty with the 25th pick. McKenith went on to be the first Red Storm alumna to sign with a professional team, as she was selected to the 13-man roster by head coach Mike Thibault.  In 2016, Aliyyah Handford and Danaejah Grant became the third and fourth Johnnies, resepectively, to hear their names called at the WNBA Draft.  Handford was selected 27th overall by the Connecticut Sun, while Grant was taken four picks later by the Washington Mystics.

  
Name 
Years at St John's  Teams  Country           

Years Played Professionally

Aliyyah Handford

Aliyyah Handford

2012-16

Connecticut Sun
AZS Lublin UMCS

USA
Poland
Drafted in 2016
2016-Present

Danaejah Grant

Danaejah Grant

2013-16

Washington Mystics

Flying Foxes SVS

USA

Austria
Drafted in 2016

2016-Present

Amber Thompson

Amber Thompson

2011-15

New Basket ’92 Oberhausen e.V.

Germany 2015-16

Nadirah McKenith

Nadirah McKenith

2009-13

CCC Polkowice

Minnesota Lynx

Tintos De Toro Caja Rural

Washington Mystics

Poland

USA

Spain

USA

2015-16

2014-15

2013-14

Drafted 2013

Shenneika Smith

Shenneika Smith

2009-13

Uni Girona

New York Liberty

Spain

USA

2013-14

Drafted 2013

Da'Shena Stevens

Da'Shena Stevens

2008-12

Fribourg

Switzerland

2012

Tesia Harris

Tesia Harris

2010-12

SBK Samorin

Slovakia

2013

Centhya "Coco" Hart

Centhya Hart

2007-11

BG 89 Avides

Kerava

Germany

Finland

2012-13

2011-12

Joy McCorvey

Joy McCorvey

2006-10

Jena

Germany

2010-11

Monique McLean

Monique McLean

2005-09

Juncos V.

Valencianas

Olympiakos

Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico

Greece

2010-12

2010

2009-10

Tiina Sten*

Tiina-Sten

 

2005-08

Wasserburgh

Cadi ICG

S.Panionios

Forssan Alku

Mann Filter

Gran Canaria

Germany

   Spain   

Greece

Finland

Spain

Spain

2012-present

2011-12

2010-11

2010-11

2009-10

2008-09

Kia Wright

2005-08

Gospic Croatia Osiguranje

Aguas Buenas Tigresas

Coratia

Puerto Rico

2011-12

2009

Greeba Barlow

2004-06

Caguas S.

Puerto Rico

2006

Mercedes Dukes

2003-05

Lady Hawks

Puerto Rico

2009

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