Layshia Clarendon and her golden Mohawk are headed to Indiana.
The Cal star was taken with No. 9 overall pick by the defending champion Fever in the first round of Monday's WNBA draft.
Clarendon, a 5-foot-9 shooting guard, is the highest draft pick in Cal women's basketball history. She was a four-year starter for the Bears, leading them to an historic season as a senior.
"It's awesome to know I put in the work and put every drop of myself into my collegiate career and see it pay off," said Clarendon, who was the Pac-12's Scholar Athlete of the Year.
The San Bernardino native's draft stock increased over the last month as she led Cal to the Final Four for the first time in program history. Known for her mid-range game, Clarendon averaged 21.4 points during the NCAA tournament while playing solid defense.
Clarendon was among 12 players invited to ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn. for the primetime telecast. She was watching the draft with her dad, Curtis, and Cal coach Lindsay Gottlieb when she heard her name called just where many mock drafts projected -- late in the first round.
"I'm just really humbled and honored," she said.
Clarendon came to Cal in 2009 as one of the least-heralded prospects in the Bears' top-ranked recruiting class, but leaves as the program's No. 4 all-time scorer. She said getting drafted might not sink in until she's on a plane to training camp in a few weeks.
"I'm a very day to day kid," she said. "Lindsay and I had a conversation at the beginning of the year that scouts will be coming to my games this year and I might have a chance to play professionally. ... It's become more and more real and is kind of hard to believe right now."
The Phoenix Mercury used its No. 1 overall pick on Baylor's Brittney Griner, a 6-foot-8 center. Delaware's Elena Delle Donne went to the Chicago Sky as the No. 2 overall pick and Notre Dame point guard Skylar Diggins was selected third by the Tulsa Shock.
Clarendon was the only local player selected in the WNBA draft, which lasts three rounds.
Guards Chucky Jeffrey (Colorado) and Davellyn White (Arizona) were other Pac-12 players selected.
Clarendon is just the third player in Cal history to be drafted by a WNBA team. Ashley Walker was the No. 12 overall pick in 2009 and Alexis Gray-Lawson was a third round selection in 2010.