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Hurt catches Fever, drafted by WNBA
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A Seminole has the fever.

Former Salem basketball standout Courtney Hurt spent the last four seasons of her basketball career shattering Virginia Commonwealth records, and Tuesday a new phase began.

The 6-foot-1 senior was selected in the third round with the 34th overall pick by the Indiana Fever in the 12-team WNBA draft.

During her senior season, Hurt led VCU the NCAA in rebounding with 13.1 boards per game and was ninth in scoring with 22.3 points per game, and as a junior led the country with 25 double-doubles.

Hurt was also recently named Virginia Sports Information Directors University Division State Player of the Year.

She finished her VCU career as the Rams all-time leading scorer with 2,092 points, leading rebounder with 1,243 boards, double-doubles with 58, games played with 131, field goals with 770, free throws with 503 and minutes played with 3,694.

Her scoring, rebounding and double-double totals are the most by any VCU player male or female.

"She's a premier rebounder for a player her size," said Indiana Fever Chief Operating Officer and General Manager Kelly Krauskopf on the Fever's website. "She's an undersized ‘4,' but there are some others who have made it in our league, namely Sophia Young. She'll have a competitive camp ahead of her and she's a little under the radar, but she's a rebounder and that's what we were after."

Hurt was the second player from the state of Georgia selected by the Fever after they took Sasha Goodlett in the first round with the 11th overall pick. Goodlett, from Georgia Tech, averaged 14.5 points per game and 7.7 rebounds as a senior.

Hurt will start her professional career when WNBA training camps open on April 29.