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Deep WNBA draft disperses talent throughout the league

WNBA draft invitees gather before the picks are made. Photo courtesy of the WNBA.
WNBA draft invitees gather before the picks are made. Photo courtesy of the WNBA.
WNBA draft invitees gather before the picks are made. Photo courtesy of the WNBA.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In one of the most talent-laden WNBA drafts in its 23-year history, just about every one of the league’s 12 teams came out winners.

The Las Vegas Aces chose Notre Dame guard Jackie Young with their first pick, making her one of five Irish players to be chosen in a draft for the first tine in WNBA history. Louisville’s Asia Durr was the second pick, by the New York Liberty, and the Indiana Fever grabbed Mississippi State center Teaira McCowan with pick No. 3.

Training camp will begin April 28, and the regular season tips off May 24.

First Round
PickTeamPlayerSchool/CountryPosition
1Las Vegas AcesJackie YoungNotre DameG
2New York LibertyAsia DurrLouisvilleG
3Indiana FeverTeaira McCowanMississippi StateC
4Chicago SkyKatie Lou SamuelsonConnecticutG/F
5Dallas WingsArike OgunbowaleNotre DameG
6Minnesota LynxNapheesa CollierConnecticutF
7Los Angeles SparksKalani BrownBaylorC
8Phoenix MercuryAlanna SmithStanfordF
9Connecticut SunKristine AnigweCaliforniaC/F
10Washington MysticsKiara LeslieNorth Carolina StateG
11*Atlanta DreamBrianna TurnerNotre DameC
12Seattle StormEzi MagbegorAustraliaC
Second Round
PickTeamPlayerSchool/CountryPosition
13Phoenix MercurySophie CunninghamMissouriG
14New York LibertyHan XuChinaC
15Chicago SkyChloe JacksonBaylorG
16Minnesota LynxJessica ShepardNotre DameF
17Dallas WingsMegan GustafsonIowaF
18**Minnesota LynxNatisha HiedemanMarquetteG
19Los Angeles SparksMarina MabreyNotre DameG
20Minnesota LynxCierra DillardBuffaloG
21Connecticut SunBridget CarletonIowa StateG
22Dallas WingsKennedy BurkeUCLAG
23Atlanta DreamMaite CazorlaOregonG
24Seattle StormAnriel HowardMississippi StateF
Third Round
PickTeamPlayerSchool/CountryPosition
25Indiana FeverParis KeaNorth CarolinaG
26New York LibertyMegan HuffUtahF
27Chicago SkyMaría CondeSpainF
28Indiana FeverCaliya RobinsonGeorgiaF
29Dallas WingsMorgan BertschUC DavisF
30Minnesota LynxKenisha BellMinnesotaG
31Los Angeles SparksÁngela SalvadoresSpainG
32Phoenix MercuryArica CarterLouisvilleG
33Connecticut SunRegan MagarityVirginia TechF
34Washington MysticsSam FuehringLouisvilleF
35Atlanta DreamLi YueruChinaC
36Seattle StormMacy MillerSouth Dakota StateG

*Atlanta traded Brianna Turner to Phoenix for Marie Gülich

** Minnesota traded Natisha Hiedeman to Connecticut for Lexie Brown

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