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Good Question: How much do WNBA players actually make?

UK's own Victoria Dunlap made history Monday becoming the UK Hoops first player to ever be drafted in the first round of the WNBA.

Good Question: How much do WNBA players actually make?

She set records while playing for the UK Hoops team. Victoria Dunlap leaves Kentucky the second leading scorer with 1846 points.

She was the first to have more than 300 steals and now she's continuing to make history.

Dunlap was selected 11th overall in the WNBA draft, she's now headed to the Washington Mystics, but what will she actually make?

Former Wildcat John Wall was selected the number one overall pick last year in the NBA.

In his rookie year with the Washington Wizards he is set to clear a little over $4 million and that doesn't include outside endorsements.

That won't be the case for Victoria Dunlap and the women of the WNBA.

In her first year Dunlap could make about $36,000 and she will receive a daily allowance.

The WNBA has a salary cap per team of about $800,000.

In 2010 the minimum salary for player with three years experience was $51,000.

The maximum just over $100,000.

It is a stark comparison for the women compared to their male counterparts, many WNBA players choose to supplement their income by playing overseas.

Dunlap will be the third pro athlete in the family, both her father and brother played in the NFL.


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