Gianna Bryant, 2 teammates selected as honorary WNBA draftees

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Gianna Bryant, 2 teammates selected as honorary WNBA draftees

The WNBA has selected Alyssa Altobelli, Gianna Bryant and Payton Chester as honorary draftees in the league’s 2020 draft.The teenagers were among the nine people who died in the helicopter accident on Jan. 26, including Kobe Bryant. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced their names as jerseys were shown on the screen with each of the three players on them. The league also honored Kobe Bryant. Engelbert said he was a devoted youth coach and had a tremendous impact on countless young players.

The WNBA has selected Alyssa Altobelli, Gianna Bryant and Payton Chester as honorary draftees in the league’s 2020 draft.

The teenagers were among the nine people who died in the helicopter accident on Jan. 26, including Kobe Bryant.

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WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert announced their names as jerseys were shown on the screen with each of the three players on them.

The league also honored Kobe Bryant. Engelbert said he was a devoted youth coach and had a tremendous impact on countless young players.