It's hard to argue against the Atlanta Dreams free agency and draft night. The franchise saw a ton of changes within their rosters with key additions from trades and their draft night was just as much of a success highlighted by the No. 4 pick in Chennedy Carter.
The Dream needed competitiveness, scoring and someone who can create their own shot. Charter is one of the best in the country at all three.
"We couldn't be more excited to welcome Chennedy and her family to Atlanta," said Dream Head Coach Nicki Collen following the draft. "Chennedy is a gifted scorer, possessing great speed, skill and strength with the ball in her hands. While she split time at the guard positions in college, we believe she will thrive as an up-tempo point guard in the WNBA."
"She is an underrated passer with the ability to attack the lane to create opportunities for herself and her teammates. We believe Chennedy has a chance with time and commitment to be a special player in Atlanta."
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— Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) April 22, 2020
Carter decided to declare for the WNBA draft a year early following her junior year. She was named an All-American and First-Team all SEC all three seasons at Texas A&M. She led the Aggies to two Sweet 16 appearances. Known for thriving in the big moments, Carter has an elite ability to elevate her game in pressure situations. She averaged over 26 points in all six NCAA Tournament games during her career and ranks third in the NCAA in scoring average at 31 points per game.
In addition to Carter, the Dream selected Brittany Brewer (Texas Tech) No. 17, Mikayla Pivec (Oregon State) No. 25 and Kobi Thornton (Clemson) No. 27.
Brewer adds length and size at six-foot-five with an unparalleled ability to run the floor and play in an up-tempo pace. She has proven to be an effective scorer around the rim and can stretch the floor, but will need to be continued to be developed as a pro.
Pivec was considered a late first round pick according to various mock drafts. The Dream had to be ecstatic she was available this late in the game. Pivec brings a great deal of toughness and an overall well rounded-game to Atlanta to compliment their key players. She has a real chance to make the roster and fit in with this newly formed group.