Scottie Bordelon is a reporter for WholeHogSports.com. A graduate of the University of Arkansas, Bordelon previously covered high school sports for the Times Record in Fort Smith and the Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette in Springdale. He is a member of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association and Football Writers Association of America and voter for the Biletnikoff Award.
Dungee, Slocum declare for WNBA draft
Arkansas guard Destiny Slocum (12) is shown during a game against Mississippi State on Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021, in Fayetteville.
FAYETTEVILLE — Arkansas guards Chelsea Dungee and Destiny Slocum, the Razorbacks' top two players in 2020-21, have declared for the upcoming WNBA draft.
They announced their decisions in posts to their Twitter accounts on Thursday, three days after Arkansas was upset by Wright State in the NCAA Tournament. The draft is scheduled for April 15 on ESPN.
Dungee exits the program as one of its best players.
Her 22.3 point-per-game average last season is the second best single-season mark in program history. She finished her career reaching double figures in scoring in 32 consecutive games, and her 12 30-plus point performances are the most of any Razorbacks player.
“After much consideration, I have decided to pursue a lifelong dream and enter the WNBA draft,” Dungee wrote. “I have completed my education, and I am ready for life’s next chapter and its new challenges.
“To my teammates, thank you for amazing memories and friendships that will last a lifetime. I wish you all the very best in your future endeavors. … Future Lady Razorbacks, you could not be in better hands. Trust the process and keep moving the program forward.”
Dungee tended to play her best basketball against top competition, and her most memorable performance came in Arkansas' home win over UConn earlier this year when she scored 37 points on 13 of 21 shooting. She scored 37-plus points five times in her career.
Slocum, who played one season at Arkansas, made an immediate impact with the Razorbacks.
“My collegiate career has been nothing short of a blessing because of you all,” she wrote. “It’s wild to think I was just an unknown kid from Idaho with a goal to play college basketball. Now, seeing that dream unfold before me has undoubtedly been an incredibly humbling and emotional experience.
“I’m grateful for my journey’s success and adversity. Through it all, I’ve grown, developed, and challenged myself in ways that have prepared me for this next step.”
Transferring to Arkansas after two seasons at Oregon State and one at Maryland, Slocum finished second on the team in scoring in 2020-21 at 15 points per game on 48.3% shooting and 39.7% from three-point range.
She also led the Razorbacks in assists with 106, the 15th most in a season in program history. Makayla Daniels was second on Arkansas' team with 61.
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