Ahead of final four round South Carolina star Kamilla Cardoso set to join 2024 WNBA drafts

Ahead of the final four rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2024, South Carolina's star Kamilla Cardoso is set to enter the WNBA draft.

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Ahead of the final four rounds of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament 2024, South Carolina's star Kamilla Cardoso is set to enter the WNBA draft. On Monday Cardoso took to her social media platform to announce her decision.

This comes amid various mock drafts that have projected her as a top 5 pick for teams like Los Angeles Sparks and others. Announcing her decision Cardoso said, “First I would like to thank god for giving me the ability to play basketball.”

“I would like to take the time to thank my family for the sacrifice of letting a 14-year-old move across the world to chase her dreams and for their unconditional love and support," Cardoso further wrote in her post. She also said, "Thank you to everyone who has been a part of my journey so far. I am excited for what the future holds and can't wait to see where this next chapter takes me."

“I declare for the WNBA Drafts”, says Kamilla Cardoso

Further revealing about her decision Kamilla Cardoso thanked her coaches and teammates and announced her participation in the drafts. She wrote, “To our fans, thank you for always believing in me and having my back since the day I became a gamecock. I am excited to announce that I am declaring for the 2024 WNBA drafts.”

However, Cardoso also wrote that she still has unfinished business. It’s worth noting that No. 1 seed South Carolina (36-0) takes on No. 3 NC State (31-6) in the Final Four. The game will tip off on Friday at Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse in Cleveland.

With an average of 14.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game, Cardoso is leading the Gamecocks. Her 57.9% field goal shooting ranks 16th in the nation, while her 77 blocks rank second on the team. Cardoso, a native of Montes Claros, Brazil, transferred to Syracuse for her freshman year, where she averaged 13.6 points and eight rebounds per game before joining South Carolina.