February 5, 2023

Veronica Burton, the No. 7 general decide in final evening’s WNBA Draft, is heading from Northwestern to the Dallas Wings. Initially from Newton, Massachusetts (one city over from Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen’s former Brookline residence), Burton obtained a really particular congratulatory name from the quarterback legend himself.

“I haven’t actually been capable of get into contact [with anyone] an excessive amount of,” Burton advised SiriusXM NBA Radio following the draft earlier than remembering who’d rung her up already. “Oh — one, Tom Brady, truly. I did get just a little telephone name.”

Burton defined that her dad, Steve, is a longtime sportscaster within the Boston space. “Rising up, Tom Brady — the GOAT, after all — received us all these rings,” Burton mentioned of Tom’s time on the New England Patriots. “So, I’ve at all times been a fan of his, however my dad form of grew and developed a relationship with him, a reference to him. And so, simply form of understanding that relationship with my dad has been large, and so it made me much more of a fan. So, to listen to his voice on the opposite finish of the decision tonight and listen to him congratulate me actually means lots.”

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