2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

With the Elite 8 games over and the Final Four set to begin on Friday, it is now time to unveil the second version of my 2018 WNBA Mock Draft. The first version received so many views unexpectedly and it was just simply amazing to see. You can view it here.

I will have TWO more versions of this mock draft. One right after the Final Four and then the FINAL version just a couple of days before the actual WNBA Draft which will take place on April 12. You may have already noticed some slight differences between the first and second version. Some players stock rose while others fell. Also, a new name is in the draft because of early declarations. Look for those in my next two versions IF more players declare early or if there are any pre – draft trades.

* As always, my Mock Drafts are a mix between NCAA tournament results / overall play plus the overall fit on the team*

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Diamond DeShields (G/F) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Brown (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Maria Vadeeva (C) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Ariel Atkins (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Monique Billings (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Marie Gulich (C) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Stephanie Mavunga (C) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Jaime Nared (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. Myisha Hines – Allen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Jill Barta (F) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Shakayla Thomas (G) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Brooke McCarty (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Katelynn Flaherty (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Tyra Buss (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Loryn Goodwin (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Mercedes Russell (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Carlie Wagner (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Natalie Butler (C) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Vionise Pierre – Louis (C) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Teana Muldrow (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. AJ Alix (G) – Atlanta Dream
  4. Rebecca Greenwell (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Roshunda Johnson (F) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Bando (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Morgan William (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Maria Jespersen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Stephanie Reid (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina (C) – Minnesota Lynx

2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

With the NCAA women’s tournament well underway and the first two rounds officially completed, it is now time to unveil my WNBA mock draft for this year. I put a poll on Twitter asking if people would be interested in a weekly WNBA mock draft after every round and most people said yes. So, here we are! The first of my WNBA mock draft is below. I will have three more versions of mock drafts after this one. One after the Elite 8, one after the Final 4 and the final mock draft a couple of days before the official WNBA Draft. Just a reminder, that the WNBA Draft is on April 12th at 7 pm on ESPN2.

*FYI, my mock drafts are based somewhat on the results of the first two rounds of the NCAA tourney plus overall play & fit on a team*

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson – (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Diamond DeShields – (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada – (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Brown – (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians – (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Maria Vadeeva – (C) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse – (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Ariel Atkins – (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Stephanie Mavunga – (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Monique Billings – (F) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Jaime Nared – (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Marie Gulich – (C) – Indiana Fever
  3. Tyler Scaife –  (G) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Shakayla Thomas – (G) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Myisha Hines – Allen (F) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Brooke McCarty – (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Katelynn Flaherty – (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Vionise Pierre – Louis – (C) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Tyra Buss – (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Mercedes Russell – (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Rebecca Greenwell – (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Natalie Butler – (C) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Carlie Wagner – (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Loryn Goodwin – (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Morgan William – (G) – Atlanta Dream
  4. AJ Alix – (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Stephanie Reid – (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Teana Muldrow – (F) – Dallas Wings
  7. Roshunda Johnson – (F) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz – (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Lexie Bando – (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Tashia Brown – (F) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen – (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina – (C) – Minnesota Lynx

 

Women’s College Basketball Final Overall Player Rankings for 2017/2018 – Class by Class!

March has arrived and it is glorious. NCAA March Madness is truly a special time of the year. The time has now come to unveil the FINAL OVERALL Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings for the 2017/2018 season. From November to March, we have seen some incredible performances by seniors, juniors, sophomores and freshmen for their respective colleges.

For 16 weeks, I took the best of the best women’s college basketball players and put them on my week to week lists. I looked at over 45 schools per week for every week. I tried to be fair and non biased in my rankings. For those that don’t know, this is NOT my day job. I continued doing these rankings because I thought we were missing these type of lists in women’s college basketball.  It would take me over 5/6 hours every week to come up with these rankings.  I just didn’t look at Power 5 conferences only,  I took into consideration all of the other small conferences and gave those players a shout out when I could as well.

If you are curious on who made last year’s final overall rankings list, click here. If this is your first time reading these rankings or you still have questions, then check my FAQ page. All your answers are there and if you are still not satisfied, reply in my comments section or send me a tweet on Twitter. My handle is @whoopsblogger.

To make this final list, players had to be on my rankings list for at least 8 weeks or more during the season.

Listed below are the top seniors, the top juniors, the top sophomores and the top freshmen for 2017/2018.

*Note: I am fully aware that this final overall rankings list for this season seems different from last season. I know that there aren’t 36 seniors, 27 juniors, 18 sophomores and 9 freshmen. But I had to make it fair and that is what is happened to the list. Players who made the list seven weeks are listed on the just missed section. Players who made the list six weeks or less (the cut off was three weeks) are listed in the honourable mention section.

SENIORS

  1. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  4. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  5. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  6. Gabby Williams – Connecticut
  7. Monique Billings – UCLA
  8. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  9. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  10. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  11. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  12. Lexie Brown – Duke
  13. Ariel Atkins – Texas
  14. Jaime Nared – Tennessee
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  17. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers
  18. Imani Wright – Florida State
  19. Linnae Harper – Ohio State
  20. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  21. Brittany McPhee – Stanford
  22. Chelsea Nelson – NC State
  23. Marie Gulich – Oregon State
  24. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State
  25. Macy Miller – South Dakota State
  26. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  27. Erykah Davenport – Miami
  28.  Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay
  29. Emily Potter – Utah
  30. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay
  31. Maria Jespersen – South Florida

*Just missed: Rebecca Greenwell (Duke), Vionise Pierre-Louis (Oklahoma), Tyra Buss (Indiana), Carlie Wagner (Minnesota), Roshunda Johnson (Mississippi State), Kristen Simon (Southern California)

*Honourable mention: AJ Alix (Florida State), Morgan William (Mississippi State), Branndais Agee (Michigan State), Kahlia Lawrence (Mercer), Kristy Wallace (Baylor), Tashia Brown (Western Kentucky), Stephanie Reid (Buffalo), Miranda Drummond (Syracuse), Savannah Scott (Northern Colorado), Gabbi Ortiz (Oklahoma), Mackenzie Engram (Georgia), Dekeiya Cohen (Baylor), Jordan Frericks (Missouri), Natalie Butler (George Mason)

JUNIORS

  1. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  2. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  5. Asia Durr – Louisville
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  8. Azura Stevens – Connecticut
  9. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri
  10. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  11. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  12. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  13. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia
  14. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  15. Kristine Anigwe – California
  16. Lashaan Higgs – Texas
  17. Allazia Blockton – Marquette
  18. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina
  19. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota
  20. Alanna Smith – Stanford
  21. Caliya Robinson
  22. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M

*Just missed: Kianna Ibis (Arizona State)

*Honourable mention: Paris Kea (North Carolina), Maite Cazorla (Oregon), Kiara Leslie (NC State),  Kennedy Leonard (Colorado), Jill Barta (Gonzaga), Bridget Carleton (Iowa State), Teniya Paige (Penn State), Jatarie White (Texas), Amy Okonkwo (TCU), Kennedy Burke (UCLA), Jaisa Nunn (New Mexico State), Mart’e Grays (DePaul), Erika Davenport and Danielle King (Marquette), Zykera Rice (Gonzaga), Anriel Howard (Texas A&M), Tanita Allen (DePaul), Carmen Grande (Ball State), Chanette Hicks (Virginia Tech), Morgan Bertsch (UC Davis), Chloe Jackson (LSU), Rosemarie Julien (FGCU)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  3. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  4. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  5. Jackie Young – Notre Dame
  6. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State
  7. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina
  8. Stephanie Jones – Maryland
  9. Jazmine Jones – Louisville

*Just missed: Bella Alarie (Princeton), Taryn McCutcheon (Michigan State), Kelly Jekot (Villanova), Robbi Ryan (Arizona State)

*Honourable mention: Crystal Dangerfield (Connecticut), Leaonna Odom (Duke), Ayana Mitchell (LSU), Kat Tudor (Oregon State), Natalie Chou (Baylor), Hannah Whitish (Nebraska), Ciara Duffy (South Dakota), Kathleen Doyle (Iowa), Shay Colley (Michigan State), Kelly Campbell (DePaul), Reili Richardson (Arizona State), Nicea Eliely (Nebraska), Becca Hitner (Drake), DiJonai Carrington (Stanford), Peyton Williams (Kansas State)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Satou Sabally – Oregon
  4. Kate Cain – Nebraska

*Honourable mention: Evina Westbrook (Tennessee), Kianna Smith (California), Janelle Bailey (North Carolina), Kianna Williams (Stanford), Bianca Jackson (South Carolina), Karly Murphy (Green Bay), Kaba Messeny (UCF), Mia Davis (Temple), Annika Jank (Colorado), Shaina Pellington (Oklahoma), Elah Parker (Penn), Hailey Brown (Michigan), Digna Strautmane (Syracuse), Karissa McLaughlin (Purdue), Mykea Gray (Miami), Sidney Cooks (Michigan State)