April 10 (UPI) -- The Las Vegas Aces selected Notre Dame guard Jackie Young with the No. 1 overall pick in Wednesday night's WNBA Draft.
Young, who was eligible to declare early because she turns 22 in the same year as the draft, became the second Fighting Irish player to be drafted first overall after leaving college early. She joined Jewell Loyd, who was drafted with the top pick in the 2015 draft.
The Aces held the No. 1 selection for the third consecutive year. The franchise drafted Kelsey Plum in 2017 when the team was located in San Antonio. The Aces picked A'ja Wilson last season when the team moved to Las Vegas.
Young, who was the only junior available in this year's draft, averaged 14.7 points, 7.4 rebounds and 5.1 assists for Notre Dame this season.
Young's teammates, Arike Ogunbowale and Brianna Turner, also went in the first round. The Dallas Wings drafted Ogunbowale and the Atlanta Dream selected Turner. The Dream later traded the draft rights to Turner to the Phoenix Mercury for Marie Gulich.
Notre Dame's Jessica Shepard was the 16th overall pick and Marina Mabrey was drafted at No. 19, meaning all five starters from the Irish were selected. Tennessee previously was the only school to accomplish that feat with college players, in 2008.
The New York Liberty drafted Louisville's Asia Durr with the No. 2 overall pick. The Indiana Fever picked Mississippi State's Teaira McCowan and the Chicago Sky grabbed UConn star Katie Lou Samuelson at No. 4.
Below is the round-by-round results from the 2019 WNBA Draft:
1. Las Vegas Aces: Jackie Young, G, Notre Dame
2. New York Liberty: Asia Durr, G, Louisville
3. Indiana Fever: Teaira McCowan, C, Mississippi State
4. Chicago Sky: Katie Lou Samuelson, G/F, Connecticut
5. Dallas Wings: Arike Ogunbowale, G, Notre Dame
6. Minnesota Lynx: Napheesa Collier, F, Connecticut
7. Los Angeles Sparks: Kalani Brown, C, Baylor
8. Phoenix Mercury: Alanna Smith, F, Stanford
9. Connecticut Sun: Kristine Anigwe, F, California
10. Washington Mystics: Kiara Leslie, G, North Carolina State
11. Atlanta Dream: Brianna Turner, C, Notre Dame (Rights traded to Phoenix Mercury)
12. Seattle Storm: Ezi Magbegor, C, Australia
13. Phoenix Mercury (via Indiana Fever): Sophie Cunningham, G, Missouri
14. New York Liberty: Han Xu, C, China
15. Chicago Sky: Chloe Jackson, G, Baylor
16: Minnesota Lynx (via Las Vegas Aces): Jessica Shepard, F, Notre Dame
17: Dallas Wings: Megan Gustafson, F, Iowa
18. Minnesota Lynx: Natisha Hiedeman, G, Marquette (Rights traded to Connecticut Sun)
19. Los Angeles Sparks: Marina Mabrey, F, Notre Dame
20. Minnesota Lynx (via Phoenix Mercury): Cierra Dillard, G, Buffalo
21. Connecticut Sun: Bridget Carleton, G, Iowa State
22. Dallas Wings (via Washington Mystics): Kennedy Burke, G, UCLA
23. Atlanta Dream: Maite Cazorla, G, Oregon
24. Seattle Storm: Anriel Howard, F, Mississippi State
25. Indiana Fever: Paris Kea, G, North Carolina
26. New York Liberty: Megan Huff, F, Utah
27. Chicago Sky: Maria Conde, F, Spain
28. Indiana Fever (via Las Vegas Aces): Caliya Robinson, F, Georgia
29. Dallas Wings: Morgan Bertsch, F, UC Davis
30. Minnesota Lynx: Kenisha Bell, G, Minnesota
31. Los Angeles Sparks: Angela Salvadores, G, Duke
32. Phoenix Mercury: Arica Carter, G, Louisville
33. Connecticut Sun: Regan Magarity, F, Virginia Tech
34. Washington Mystics: Sam Fuehring, F, Louisville
35. Atlanta Dream: Li Yueru, C, China
36. Seattle Storm: Macy Miller, F, South Dakota State