Two Trojans selected in 2024 WNBA Draft

The 2024 WNBA Draft took place Monday night, and two Trojans heard their names called.

LOS ANGELES — While much of the attention surrounding USC women’s basketball this past season was on freshman phenom Juju Watkins, the Trojans had several senior leaders who also played essential runs in their Elite Eight run.

Two of those seniors heard their names called in the WNBA Draft on Monday night.

Guard McKenzie Forbes was selected No. 28 overall by the Los Angeles Sparks. The Harvard transfer — who started her career playing for current USC coach Lindsay Gottlieb at Cal — started all 35 games for the Trojans this season.

Forbes, who will player her Sparks homes two miles from USC, averaged 14.3 points per game, second on the team to only Watkins.

Seven picks later, forward Kaitlyn Davis was selected by the New York Liberty. The Columbia transfer played a key role for USC this past season, appearing in 30 games and starting 24.

Davis averaged 6.0 points per game to go along with 5.8 rebounds.

Forbes and Davis are the 17th and 18th WNBA picks in USC history. This marks the second consecutive season that the Trojans have had two players selected.

Last year, Kadi Sissoko was selected No. 29 overall by the Phoenix Mercury while Okako Adika went to the Liberty at No. 30 overall.