clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Tynice Martin Selected by Los Angeles Sparks at No. 34 in 2020 WNBA Draft

The dynamic guard is the ninth player drafted in WVU women’s basketball history.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-West Virginia vs Baylor Rob Ferguson-USA TODAY Sports

Tynice Martin, WVU women’s basketball’s standout redshirt senior guard, was selected by the Los Angeles Sparks as the 34th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. She is the program’s ninth draft pick and fifth since joining the Big 12 in 2012.

The four-time All-Big 12 player is one of the best players in program history. The Atlanta, Georgia, native was the Most Outstanding Player in the 2017 Big 12 Women’s Basketball Championship, driving the team to its first-ever Big 12 tournament title. She scored 32 points in the title game against Baylor.

Martin totaled 1,980 career points (fourth most in program history), 4,162 minutes played (third most) and was a three-year co-captain of the team.

She will join one of the founding eight clubs. LA has captured three league championships (most recently in 2016), and with notable players such as Lisa Leslie and Candace Parker in its history. The Sparks currently coached by NBA great Derek Fisher but the league has postponed the start of its 24th season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

I suggest you watch these highlights of WVU beating Baylor in the 2017 BIg 12 Women’s Basketball Championship game. For research purposes. Not because we beat Kim Mulkey in her team’s quest to win five titles in a row. Definitely not because Martin went OFF all over the Bears and let them all know how amazing she is.