Indiana Fever added a local favorite to the team on draft night with the 7th pick in the 2023 WNBA draft. The Fever selected Indiana Hoosier Grace Berger. Grace used to go to Fever games with her family, and now they get to see her play for the Fever. The former IU guard gets to live out her dream of playing for a team she cheered on to victory, even a championship, 11 years ago. Did she ever imagine on the 2-hour drive from Louisville to see the Fever, she would one day be part of the family?
The greats she used to watch, Tamika Catchings, Briann January, Katie Douglas, and others, are now her sisters.
Grace Berger is now the highest-drafted Hoosier ever in the WNBA at 7th overall. In her final season with Indiana, Berger averaged 12.9 points, 5.8 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game. She shot 48.4 percent from the field and 40 percent from three-point range.
After being drafted, Grace Berger said, “I didn’t really know what it would feel like.” “I knew it would be amazing, but I think I was just more…just really grateful and full of emotion when I heard my name called, especially being there with my dad, who had been taking me to Indiana Fever games since I was six, seven, eight years old.” “To get called was surreal, but to get called by a team you’ve been going to with your dad since you were really little, I think, just made it that much more special,” Berger said.
We look forward to seeing Grace Berger play in a Fever uniform this season.