Auburn women’s basketball: Unique Thompson looks ahead to WNBA Draft

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It’s a big night for Auburn women’s basketball forward Unique Thompson, who hopes her biggest dream will come true and she’ll be picked in the 2021 WNBA Draft. Thompson is coming off a superb senior season despite the tough year for the Auburn women’s basketball program and has made a lasting legacy over her four-year career.

In the 2020 season, Thompson racked up her 1,048th rebound, moving her ahead of DeWanna Bonner into second place all-time at Auburn. It marks the second Bonner record that Thompson broke in her time on the Plains in addition to the double-double record she broke with 57 at the end of the season.

Unique Thompson spent her last two years on the Plains as Auburn women’s basketball’s leading scorer and was the team’s leading rebounder for all four years. Over her 109 career games at Auburn, Thompson averaged 14.1 points, 10.6 rebounds, and 31.4 minutes per game.

Tonight, the Auburn star hopes to see a dream come true and hear her name called out in tonight’s WNBA Draft, which would make her the first Auburn women’s basketball player to be drafted since 2009 when DeWanna Bonner and Whitney Boddie were chosen.

According to the OA News, Thompson has been in contact with the Indiana Fever and the Connecticut Sun prior to the draft but her agent has spoken with other teams. ESPN’s Mechelle Voepel places Thompson as pick #15 in the second round to the Atlanta Dream in her WNBA mock draft, and puts her as the 19th overall pick to the Indiana Fever.

Thompson told the OA News that no matter where she’s drafted it would be a dream come true, and she plans to bring her own “unique” energy to the next level of play:

"“I’m just going to keep bringing what I brought to my Auburn career here — just taking it up to another level,” Thompson said. “My enthusiasm, my passion for the game, just working hard, and just being myself.”"

War Eagle and good luck to Unique on her big night!

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