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The Iowa woman who was drafted into the NBA - Denise Long Rife The Moonlight Graham Show

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When we talk about Iowans in the NBA, names like Nick Collison and Harrison Barnes immediately come to mind. However one of the most notable Iowa NBA draft picks did not play for an NCAA blueblood like Kansas or UNC, instead, she was drafted right out of high school. Denise Long Rife was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors in the 13th round of the 1969 NBA draft.

When we talk about Iowans in the NBA, names like Nick Collison and Harrison Barnes immediately come to mind. However one of the most notable Iowa NBA draft picks did not play for an NCAA blueblood like Kansas or UNC, instead, she was drafted right out of high school. Denise Long Rife was drafted by the San Francisco Warriors in the 13th round of the 1969 NBA draft.

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