Dubbed 'Australian basketballā€™s next big thing' Magbegor, was selected by Seattle Storm in the first round of WNBA draft on Thursday morning.

Magbegor already has a gold medal to her name after a successful campaign with the Opals at theĀ 2018 Commonwealth Games and picked up a silver at theĀ FIBA World Cup.Ā 

After a nervous wait, at 9:56am her name was read out.Ā 

It was an exciting moment with the 19-year-old joining Lauren Jackson's former team.

"Ezi is a young and talented player with a bright future in the WNBA," Storm CEO and General Manager Alisha Valavanis.

"She will report in 2020 and fits into our long-term strategy for this roster."

The Melbourne Boomer is one of four children toĀ Nigerian parents Patience and Appolus, who migrated to New Zealand whenĀ Magbegor was just six.

The journey to the WNBA begun at Coburg Giants Basketball Club in Victoria and continued through the states pathways before earning a scholarship to the AIS.Ā 

In 2016, she not only won the 2016 World ChampionshipsĀ with the Australian under-17 team but was theĀ tournament MVP.

The morning was extra special for Australian basketball fans with Alanna Smith picked by Phoenix Mercury making it the first time in 18 years two Australians were first-round draftees.