Trinity Rodman, daughter of former NBA star Dennis Rodman, selected in NWSL draft by Washington Spirit with second pick

Jim Reineking, USA TODAY
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Trinity Rodman, daughter of Basketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman, was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2021 NWSL draft by the Washington Spirit on Wednesday night.

Rodman, 18, was a late entry into the draft out of Washington State. Since the Pac-12 postponed the 2020 women's soccer season due to the coronavirus pandemic, Rodman did not appear in a game for Washington State.

Her performance last March helped the United States win the 2020 CONCACAF under-20 women's championship. Rodman, a forward, scored nine goals in the tournament, including two in the final against Mexico, as the U.S. went 7-0 in the competition.

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Dennis Rodman was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 2011. He was a two-time NBA defensive player of the year and five-time NBA champion.

NWSL expansion team Racing Louisville FC selected North Carolina defender Emily Fox with the No. 1 overall selection.

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