Wasserman’s Colas lands another potential WNBA No. 1 pick
Wasserman has signed University of Washington point guard and all-time NCAA women’s basketball scoring leader Kelsey Plum for representation in the WNBA draft, both on and off the court.
Lindsay Kagawa Colas, Wasserman senior vice president of Olympics and women, will represent Plum, a unanimous AP All-American. Analysts view Plum as the possible top selection in this year’s WNBA draft.
The draft, presented by State Farm, will take place April 13 and will be televised on ESPN2.
Colas has represented nine No. 1 WNBA draft picks during the last 15 years, including Maya Moore, Brittney Griner and last year’s top pick, Breanna Stewart.
Asked how Plum compares with other star players she represents, Colas said, “She had to pass more than a few clients on the way to becoming the NCAA all-time scoring leader, and they all have a lot of respect for what she did over her four years at UW.”
Plum scored 3,397 points at Washington and was the first women’s basketball player from the school to win AP All-America honors. Needing 54 points to break the record, she scored 57 in the Huskies’ season finale in late February, breaking the school record for points in a single game.
“We are seeing more activation by the major brands around women basketball players, and Kelsey’s profile coming off this season, her scoring ability, off-court style and interest in delivering great content through her social channels make her particularly attractive for them to sign,” Colas said.
Colas said Plum will most likely sign a deal with a team in Europe in addition to her WNBA deal. “As a guard, that’s the market that offers her the most upside and Kelsey has been clear that she … wants to develop and measure herself against the very best competition on a year-round basis,” Colas said.