汤姆·布雷迪 called Burton to congratulate her on making it to the pros. Burton is a Newton, 马萨诸塞州, 本机. Brady told her he knew her father from his time with the 新英格兰爱国者. Steve Burton is a reporter for WBZ-TV in the Boston area.
“Hey Veronica, what’s up? I just wanted to congratulate you on being drafted. The four-time Big Ten steals leader, I know you’re a finalist for the Nancy Lieberman Award, an All-American, and now you’re in the WNBA. Congrats to you,” 布雷迪 说.
“I know the Burton family very well. I’ve known your dad for a long time, your brother [奥斯汀]. Just know that I’m always cheering you from afar and I wish you the best of luck. You had an amazing career and we know you embody everything about the spirit of community. It will take you a long way in life, it will take you a long way in your basketball career and it will take you a long way in your family.”
Veronica Burton was glowing after the call from the 坦帕湾海盗 星.
“That was Tom Brady, the GOAT – greatest player of all time – wishing me a congratulations. That means more than anything. He’s the best,” 她说.
Burton was a standout player for the Wildcats during her senior season. She was averaging 17.8 点数, 5.5 篮板和 6.4 assists per game. She also led Division 1 in steals per game, averaging 4.
The Wings were 14-18 last season and were ousted from the playoffs by the eventual champion Chicago Sky.