2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 3.0

Maria Vadeeva of Russia. Photo courtesy of FIBA Basketball

*I have updated my WNBA Mock Draft with Azura Stevens declaring early*

With the conclusion of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament, we now turn our attention towards the WNBA season. The third version of my 2018 WNBA Mock Draft is below. I will have one more which will be the FINAL Mock Draft which will be released on Monday, April 9th. Look for that one as well as there could be early declarations OR pre – draft day trades that often shake up the order. If you want to view the earlier versions, here is the second version.  The first version is here.


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


  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. Mercedes Russell (F) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Ariel Atkins (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Shakayla Thomas (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Katelynn Flaherty (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Tyra Buss (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Loryn Goodwin (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Tyler Scaife (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Roshunda Johnson (F) – Minnesota Lynx


  1. Brooke McCarty (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Natalie Butler (C) – Indiana Fever
  3. Vionise Pierre- Louis (C) – Atlanta Dream
  4. Morgan William (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Rebecca Greenwell (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Bando (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Carlie Wagner (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Linnae Harper (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Maria Jespersen (F) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina (C) – Minnesota Lynx


  1. Hmmmm. I can’t see Phoenix going for both Flaherty and Buss; too similar, IMO, and I’m not even sure both will get drafted (though in that situation, Phoenix might draft one and bring the other in on a training camp invite, then pit them against each other).

    As a Liberty fan, I’m also not sure we can afford to think far enough into the future that taking an overseas player who might not come this year is a viable plan. Attendance is going to crater with the WCC move, and Dolan is still looking to sell the team. I think we’re more in need of a small forward or an enforcer-type center to support/protect Tina Charles. I wasn’t enthused about Kia Vaughn the first time, let alone the second time. (If Tina doesn’t show up this year- which I doubt, but hey, stranger things have happened- then… well, we don’t need to protect Tina, but I’m also pretty sure we are doomed and no draft pick can save us.)

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