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In the 2024 WNBA Draft, the Las Vegas Aces Select Fair, Martin

April 15, 2024 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
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NEW YORK (April 15, 2023)-In the 2024 WNBA Draft, the Las Vegas Aces selected Syracuse guard Dyaisha Fair with the No. 16 pick and Iowa guard Kate Martin at No. 18. The Aces have two picks remaining: No. 24 in the second round and No. 36 in the third round.

No. 16 Dyaisha Fair

The 2024 Associated Press All-America third team honoree who hails from Rochester, New York, played three seasons for Buffalo starting in 2019-20, before transferring to Syracuse ahead of the 2022-23 season. Over 153 career games, Fair averaged 22.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.1 assists, while shooting 35% from 3-point range. Fair is a four-time all-conference first team honoree, two each in the MAC and ACC, and named to the 2020 All-Mid America second team, while also collecting 2020 MAC Rookie of the Year accolades. Further, Fair earned 2021 MAC and 2023 ACC All-Defensive Team honors.

In her final year at Buffalo, Fair earned the 2022 MAC Tournament MVP award after averaging 25.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game in leading Buffalo to the tournament title and an NCAA berth. During Fair's two years playing for the Orange, Syracuse advanced to the 2023 WNIT third round and 2024 NCAA Tournament second round.

DYAISHA FAIR CAREER COLLEGIATE STATISTICS

Season School G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AVG AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS AVG

2019-20 Buffalo 30 26 1082 232 624 .372 74 236 .314 122 170 .718 58 120 178 5.9 106 83 3 123 45 660 22.0

2020-21 Buffalo 24 24 873 187 513 .365 60 190 .316 145 179 .810 47 96 143 6.0 122 70 3 66 35 579 24.1

2021-22 Buffalo 34 34 1270 276 684 .404 93 253 .368 151 185 .816 37 128 165 4.9 149 71 4 67 31 796 23.4

2022-23 Syracuse 33 33 1181 228 573 .398 88 243 .362 112 137 .818 25 92 117 3.5 138 79 4 65 22 656 19.9

2023-24 Syracuse 32 30 1198 236 602 .392 115 305 .377 125 157 .796 44 102 146 4.6 114 76 6 66 16 712 22.3

Career 153 147 5604 1159 2996 .387 430 1227 .350 655 828 .791 211 538 749 4.9 629 379 20 387 149 3403 22.2

No. 18 Kate Martin

Martin played all five years at Iowa where, after her freshman season in 2019-20, she started the final 139 games of her career. The 6-0, Edwardsville, Illinois, native averaged 13.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 2.3 assists as a senior, and was named to the 2024 All-Big 10 second team for her efforts. She closed out her career with averages of 8.0 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists over 163 games.

Martin aided Iowa to a 132-37 (.781) record, four-straight NCAA Tournaments, including the past two championship games, the 2021 Sweet 16 and 2022 second round. Iowa also captured the past three Big 10 Tournament championships and the 2022 Big 10 regular season title.

KATE MARTIN CAREER COLLEGIATE STATISTICS

Season School G GS MP FG FGA FG% 3P 3PA 3P% FT FTA FT% ORB DRB TRB AVG AST STL BLK TOV PF PTS AVG

2019-20 Iowa 24 0 202 21 64 .328 4 22 .182 12 16 .750 13 30 43 1.8 18 8 3 16 18 58 2.4

2020-21 Iowa 30 30 922 78 181 .431 28 79 .354 27 32 .844 44 88 132 4.4 120 37 9 48 67 211 7.0

2021-22 Iowa 32 32 961 86 190 .453 20 70 .286 37 50 .740 39 119 158 3.5 111 36 23 62 78 229 7.2

2022-23 Iowa 38 38 1083 100 214 .467 46 111 .414 45 54 .833 27 131 158 3.6 136 33 15 63 75 291 7.7

2023-24 Iowa 39 39 1122 185 365 .507 51 138 .370 89 103 .864 51 214 265 2.3 88 34 20 77 63 510 13.1

Career 163 139 4290 470 1014 .464 149 420 .355 210 255 .824 174 582 756 2.9 473 148 70 266 301 1299 8.0


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