Maya Caldwell, who just completed her senior season on the Georgia Lady Bulldog basketball team, was selected by the Indiana Fever in the third round of the WNBA draft Thursday evening.
As the 33rd overall pick, Caldwell becomes the 24th Lady Bulldog all time — and the fourth in six seasons under head coach Joni Taylor — to be drafted.
She played in each of Georgia’s 122 games over the last four years, drawing 58-straight starts to end her career. The two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll Selection graduated with a degree in communication studies last May and is pursuing a master’s in non-profit management and leadership.
Caldwell made the 2021 Southeastern Conference All-Tournament Team after leading Georgia on a remarkable run to the championship game. Following a 27 point-effort against Florida in the regular season finale, she led Georgia with 20 points against No. 17 Kentucky and 19 against No. 2 Texas A&M.
She was part of a senior class that led Georgia to the SEC tournament championship game for the first time since 2004 and its highest NCAA tournament seeding since 2007.
Caldwell totaled 37 double-figure scoring games in her career, scoring over 20 points on three occasions.