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NCAA title game star, clothing designer picked by Indiana Fever in 2nd round

The Indiana Fever had four first-round selections in Monday night’s 2022 WNBA draft. They selected NaLyssa Smith, Emily Engstler, Lexie Hull and Queen Egbo.

In the second round, at No. 20 overall, they took Destanni Henderson, the 5-7 sparkplug guard who led South Carolina to a national championship game victory over Connecticut.

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The Fever will be happy to add her as both a defensive sparkplug and someone who can be a game-changer on offense. We saw evidence of both at the Final Four, as Henderson helped keep UConn’s Paige Bueckers in check while leading the Gamecocks in scoring.

Rising stock

Henderson played her best on the biggest stage, scoring 26 points with four assists and three steals in the national championship game victory over UConn. She hit 14 3-pointers in the NCAA tournament.

Henderson averaged 11.5 points and 3.9 assists as a senior, hitting 55 3s on 39.9% accuracy.

Designing woman

During the COVID-19 pandemic, she started Clothing by HP. Two years later, Henderson’s business Instagram account has 12,800 followers and two sold-out items on the company website.

The HP stands for “Hennything is Possible,” a play on Henderson’s last name. The mantra is displayed on various articles of clothing.

This article originally appeared on Indianapolis Star: WNBA draft 2022: Indiana Fever pick Destanni Henderson in second round