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Is Carson Roney in the WNBA? Draft, college basketball career and more

Joshua Rogers April 12, 2022
Is Carson Roney in the WNBA? Draft, college basketball career and more
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Following the 2022 WNBA Draft, fans want to know whether social media star Carson Roney is now in the WNBA and if she got drafted.

The 2022 WNBA Draft took place last night with 36 new players welcomed into the league. Like many predicted, the Atlanta Dream started things off by selecting Rhyne Howard out of Kentucky with the No.1 overall pick.

Fans also want to know whether Carson Roney got drafted and if she has made it to the WNBA. Let’s take a look in more detail.

Who is Carson Roney?

Carson Roney is a former college basketball player and social media star who has made a name for herself on TikTok and Instagram. The 23-year-old can often be seen singing, dancing, lip-syncing and pulling pranks across social media with her boyfriend (more on him in a minute), whom she has a popular YouTube channel with.

She was born and raised in Waverly, Ohio, to parents David Roney and Ginger Rase. Roney also has siblings, sister Cassidy and brother Camden.

The YouTuber studied at Shawnee University where she was pretty famous on campus. Roney has 447k followers on Instagram as well as 3.9 million followers and 165.9 million likes on TikTok.

Her basketball career in more detail

As if all that wasn’t enough, Roney is also a basketball player who played for Shawnee State University. Roney’s height is listed as 6ft 1in and she plays as a forward.

In 2019-2020, she appeared in 28 games averaging 9.4 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game, and 1.2 steals per game. In March 2021, she had a career-high 27 points and nine rebounds in a win against West Virginia Tech.

According to the game report: “The senior scored 14 of her 27 points in the opening half of play and added nine rebounds and four steals while shooting an efficient 11-of-17 from the field. (She hit) a variety of shots between put-backs off the glass, pull-ups in the lane and drives to the rim.”

Despite playing at a non-Division I school, Roney was considered by ESPN to be one of the top ten most marketable college basketball players in America. It is thought Carson received her college degree in 2021 and no longer attends Shawnee.

Is Carson Roney in the WNBA?

During the 2022 draft, fans wondered whether Carson Roney would be drafted to the WNBA. However, Carson Roney went undrafted and is therefore not in the WNBA.

Carson was, however, in attendance at the draft. She was spotted on the red carped with boyfriend Adrien Nunez.

Carson Roney’s boyfriend Adrien Nunez

Carson Roney’s boyfriend is Adrien Nunez, a fellow basketball player and social media star. Nunez is a 6ft 6in shooting guard who most recently played for Michigan Wolverines in NCAA.

The couple met during the pandemic and became a social media powerhouse with their YouTube channel Carson And Adrien, which has 130k subscribers. A video of the two competing in a ‘tortilla challenge’ has more than 166,000 views.

Adrian has 207k followers on Instagram and shares lots of photos of him with girlfriend Carson.

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Joshua is a senior sports writer with over four years' experience in online writing. He graduated with a BA in Ancient History from The University of Manchester before receiving an MA in Sports Journalism from The University of Central Lancashire. He became a trending writer for a leading social publisher and later spent time covering the 2018 World Cup for The Mirror Online. He then moved to a social marketing agency where he acted as website editor. His specialties on The Focus include F1, tennis, NBA, NFL and combat sports.