It’s official. Northwestern women’s basketball senior guard Lindsey Pulliam declared for the WNBA Draft Thursday, per her Twitter page.
The best four years. Forever in my heart #nextchapter pic.twitter.com/4yHHvUCXJg— Lindsey Pulliam (@linzp99) April 1, 2021
Pulliam was one of the program’s most prolific scorers, and she sits in third in the all-time record books behind Anucha Browne and Nia Coffey. She reached 2,000 career points with a 25-point performance in NU’s 62-51 win over UCF in the NCAA Tournament First Round.
For the last four years, the Wildcats’ offense has revolved around Pulliam and her workhorse jump shooting. Her penchant for nailing midrange pull-ups earned her the nickname Pull-up Pulliam. She led NU and all Big Ten first-years in scoring in her first season with 15 points per game and never looked took her foot off the gas.
The Silver Spring, Maryland, native averaged 16.5 points per game on 38% FG shooting during her four years. She turned in her best season as a junior, when she led her team with 18.8 points per game, shot nearly 39% from the field and an impressive 35% from three.
Despite battling nagging injuries throughout her time in Evanston, Pulliam started all 123 games in which she played and logged 35 minutes per game. Her usage rate consistently ranked amongst the top of the country. She twice earned First Team All-Big Ten honors as well as AP All-American Honorable Mention for the 2019-20 season.
In addition to her scoring prowess, she ranked in the 98th percentile or better in turnover rate each of her four seasons.
Various mock drafts have Pulliam going in the mid-to-late second round. The WNBA Draft consists of three rounds for 36 total picks.