Evan Engram knows what it feels like to be drafted. Now he's not the only one in the family.
Almost a year after the Giants grabbed the tight end with the 23rd pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, Evan's younger sister, Mackenzie, was selected with the third pick of the third round in the WNBA Draft by the Atlanta Dream on Thursday night.
Mackenize, a 6-foot-2 power forward, averaged 12.9 points and seven rebounds per game this past season at Georgia, earning her a second-team All-SEC honor. She also helped guide Georgia to a return trip to the NCAA Tournament as a No. 4 seed. In a game against LSU this February, Mackenzie became the 38th player in Georgia history to record 1,000 career points.
The Engrams are from Georgia originally; both attended Hillgrove High School, about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta, where Mackenzie's professional career will begin. While Evan went two states over to play college ball at Ole Miss, Mackenzie stayed home, where she started all 33 games in her senior season.
Evan attended several of Mackenzie's games this past season while the Lady Bulldogs competed in the SEC Tournament, making it all the way to the semifinals.
“Man, honestly it means everything (to watch Mackenzie),” Evan told the Athens Banner-Herald last month. “We talk about our goals and pushing each other, and one of our goals was making the NCAA Tournament. She was able to get to the SEC Tournament, ball out, put up big numbers and lead her team to a victory. I push her, especially in this moment.”
Now Evan will have the chance to cheer on his little sister in the WNBA.