NEW YORK CITY, N.Y. (FOX 56) – Kentucky women’s basketball legend Rhyne Howard saw her dream officially come true on Monday night when her name was called in the WNBA Draft.

Howard was selected No. 1 overall by the Atlanta Dream to start the draft at Spring Studios in New York City. The Dream traded up from No. 3 to No. 1 on Sunday to get in position to take Howard.

The Cleveland, Tennessee native heads to Atlanta to play just hours from her hometown. The three-time first-team All-American won the SEC Player of the Year award each of the last two seasons.

Standing at 6’2″, the guard displayed her pro-ready game this season averaging 20.5 points per game and 7.4 rebounds per game while showing her outside game with a 38% clip from three-point range.

She scored 2,290 career points, good for second among all-time Kentucky basketball scorers in both men’s and women’s basketball combined.

Howard wore a blue pin on her white jacket to honor Terrence Clarke, the former Kentucky men’s basketball player who was tragically killed in a car accident last year before the NBA Draft, which he was expected to be selected in and achieve his dream of playing in the NBA.