After taking Maryland star Diamond Miller with the No. 2 overall pick, Minnesota ended the first round of the WNBA draft by selecting French center Maia Hirsch at No. 12.

Hirsch was the first international player selected on Monday night. Hirsch stands a 6-foot-5 and is known for her defensive presence on the floor.

In 13 combined games in the EuroCup and EuroLeague with Villeneuve d'Ascq LM, Hirsch averaged 5.6 points per game and 3.3 rebounds.

Four selections after taking Hirsch, the Lynx dipped back into the well of taking a big by selecting Connecticut's Dorka Juhasz.

Juhasz, 6-foot-5, spent her first three years in college at Ohio State before becoming a graduate transfer and landing at Connecticut for two seasons.

This past season, Juhasz averaged 14.2 points per game and 9.9 rebounds. Juhasz notched 15 double-doubles and was also tied for team lead in blocks (41) and was second in assists (92). The play on the court was widely recognized with Juhasz landing on the All-Big East second team.

Just as they ended the first round with the final pick, Minnesota also held the final pick in round two. It used the selection on South Carolina's Brea Beal.

Beal, a Rock Island, Illinois native, was a finalist for the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year this past season.

The 6-foot-1 guard was a regular starter for the Gamecocks in all four years she played in the SEC and finished second in school history in games started with 137.

Beal averaged 6.4 points per game and 4.3 rebounds last season.

With its last selection in the draft, Minnesota selected 5-foot-11 forward Taylor Soule out of Virginia Tech.

Soule made the All-ACC second team four years in a row with both Boston College and the Hokies.

A West Lebanon, New Hampshire native, Soule averaged 10.9 points per game while helping lead Virginia Tech to a Final Four.

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