Northwestern star Veronica Burton receives call from Tom Brady after getting drafted by Wings

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.

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Veronica Burton is selected seventh overall by the Dallas Wings during the 2022 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2022, 在纽约.

Veronica Burton is selected seventh overall by the Dallas Wings during the 2022 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2022, 在纽约. (Alex Nahorniak-Svenski/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after losing an NFL wild-card playoff football game to the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, 马萨诸塞州.

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after losing an NFL wild-card playoff football game to the Tennessee Titans on Jan. 4, 2020, in Foxborough, 马萨诸塞州. (美联社照片/查尔斯克鲁帕)

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Veronica Burton was glowing after the call from the 坦帕湾海盗 星.

Veronica Burton of the Dallas Wings poses for a photo during the 2022 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2022,  在纽约.

Veronica Burton of the Dallas Wings poses for a photo during the 2022 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2022, 在纽约. (Alex Nahorniak-Svenski/NBAE via Getty Images)

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.

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