Brenham’s Teaira McCowan is now a member of the Indiana Fever.
McCowan was drafted number-three overall, by the Fever in the first round of last night’s WNBA Draft.
She told ESPN, ““I kind of just blacked out. I looked at my mom and just stared at her for a second then hugged her. I went up on stage and was just excited to be coming to a team where they need a big and I can do that for them.”
McCowan led Mississippi State to the SEC Championship this past season—her senior year. She averaged 18.4 points and 13.5 rebounds for the Bulldogs this past season, while blocking 87 shots.
McCowan was named the 2019 SEC Player of the Year; the SEC Tournament MVP; and a consensus All-American.
Fever Vice President of Basketball Operations, Tamika Catchings, says she loves what McCowan brings to Indiana. “Size is something we have struggled to have the last couple of years. We’re really excited about having Teaira McCowan as part of our franchise. I think she’ll be great here.”
“Every year she has developed, every year she has gotten better and better.”
For her career, Teaira averaged 13 points and 10 rebounds per game, with a total of 271 blocked shots. Her statistics steadily increased each of her four seasons in Starkville.
She was a two-time All-State selection and a 2015 Parade All-American at Brenham High School, where she helped lead the Cubettes to a 25-8/13-1 record her senior season.
She is the daughter of Tracy Nunn and Dayronn McCowan and is majoring in educational psychology at MSU.