LSU’s Theresa Plaisance selected by Tulsa in WNBA draft

Theresa Plaisance is soon going to be living on Tulsa time.

The former LSU power forward was selected Monday night by the Tulsa Shock with the third pick of the third round in the WNBA draft, the 27th selection overall.

A New Orleans native who prepped at Vandebilt Catholic in Houma, the 6-foot-5 Plaisance was an All-Southeastern Conference selection the past two seasons.

She led the SEC in scoring at 17.0 points per game as a junior. As a senior, she led the Lady Tigers in scoring (15.3) and rebounding (7.9). She is one of just 18 players in LSU history with more than 1,000 career points and 500 career rebounds.

In 2014, Plaisance was a Wade Trophy and Wooden Award candidate and earned WBCA honorable mention All-America honors. She recently collected her second straight Louisiana Player of the Year award from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

Plaisance was the only one of LSU’s three seniors to be drafted Tuesday.

Center Shanece McKinney said she hopes to play overseas later this year. Guard Jeanne Kenney, who played in high school at St. Michael the Archangel, missed LSU’s final NCAA tournament game with a concussion but has said before she likely will focus on a career in coaching instead of pro basketball.