Lanay Montgomery made history in Montgomery County last week when the former All-Sentinel player was selected 30th overall in the third round by the Seattle Storm in the 2017 WNBA Draft.
Not only did the West Virginia University senior become the first Holy Cross graduate ever selected in the WNBA Draft but the 6-foot-5 center was also the first former Watkins Mill player ever picked in the draft.
On top of that, Montgomery also became the first player from Milton Kimbrough’s Germantown Lady Panthers AAU program ever selected in the WNBA Draft.
“It is truly an honor to have my name called at the WNBA Draft,” said Montgomery. “I started playing basketball my freshman year of high school; and now to be drafted is an amazing feeling. It shows the hard work and dedication I’ve put into this game. I’d like to say thank you to my dad Robert Montgomery for introducing me to the game and my AAU coach Milton Kimbrough for working with me and teaching me the game.”