2022 WNBA Mock Draft 3.0

Sika Kone of Mali

With less than two months remaining until the 2022 WNBA Draft takes place in April, it is now time to update this mock draft with a new one. This is the third version of this mock draft. You can view the first version here and the second version here. I will have the final mock draft up one week before the 2022 WNBA Draft takes place.

So much has changed since they drew the lottery results in December. Teams have traded picks, five players (Kierstan Bell and Sika Kone have declared for the draft and Grace Berger, Sedona Prince and Monika Czinano will be in school for one more year) have decided whether or not they will declare for this year’s draft class and players have either increased their stock from two months ago or fell from the draft order.

As always, my WNBA Mock Drafts are different from my college rankings. These WNBA Mock Drafts look towards the players future, not their current college team. I examine if that player can fit with that team, can they play well enough for the next level, etc. I also try to figure out which international players are also intriguing as a potential WNBA draft prospect for this year.

If you have any questions, or comments, please leave them down below and I will get back to you as soon as possible. Thanks and have a great day.

2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 3.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Rhyne Howard, Kentucky – Washington Mystics
  2. NaLyssa Smith, Baylor – Indiana Fever
  3. Ashley Joens, Iowa State – Atlanta Dream
  4. Sika Kone*, Gran Canaria (European team) – Dallas Wings
  5. Shakira Austin, Ole Miss – New York Liberty
  6. Destanni Henderson, South Carolina – Dallas Wings
  7. Veronica Burton, Northwestern – Indiana Fever *(originally was Chicago’s pick, but was traded to Indiana in a three team deal that saw Julie Allemand traded to Chicago from Indiana)
  8. Lorela Cubaj, Georgia Tech – Minnesota Lynx
  9. Rae Burrell, Tennessee – Los Angeles Sparks *(originally was Seattle’s pick, but traded to LA in the Katie Lou Samuelson/Gabby Williams trade)
  10. Naz Hillmon, Michigan – Indiana Fever
  11. Elissa Cunane, NC State – Las Vegas Aces
  12. Kierstan Bell*, FGCU – Connecticut Sun

SECOND ROUND

  • 13. Emily Engstler, Louisville – Minnesota Lynx
  • 14. Khayla Pointer, LSU – Atlanta Dream
  • 15. Jenna Staiti, Georgia – Atlanta Dream – *(originally was Los Angeles’ pick, but was traded to Atlanta as the Sparks received Chennedy Carter/Li Yueru and sent Erica Wheeler to Atlanta)
  • 16. Cate Reese, Arizona – Los Angeles Sparks
  • 17. Lexi Hull, Stanford – Seattle Storm
  • 18. Chloe Bibby, Maryland – Seattle Storm
  • 19. Maya Dodson, Notre Dame – Los Angeles Sparks
  • 20. Christyn Williams, UConn – Indiana Fever – *(originally was Phoenix’s pick but was traded to Indiana in the three-team deal that saw the Fever acquire Bria Hartley).*
  • 21. Evina Westbrook, UCconn – Seattle Storm
  • 22. Madi Williams, Oklahoma – Minnesota Lynx
  • 23. Nia Clouden, Michigan State – Las Vegas Aces
  • 24. Leigha Brown, Michigan – Connecticut Sun

THIRD ROUND

  • 25. Joanne Allen-Taylor, Texas – Indiana Fever
  • 26. Ali Patberg, Indiana – Phoenix Mercury
  • 27. Vivian Gray, Texas Tech – Los Angeles Sparks
  • 28. Olivia Nelson-Ododa, UConn – Minnesota Lynx
  • 29. Kianna Smith, Louisville – New York Liberty
  • 30. Queen Egbo, Baylor – Dallas Wings
  • 31. Sonya Morris, DePaul – Dallas Wings
  • 32. Kelsey Marshall, Miami – Phoenix Mercury
  • 33. Taylor Mikesell, Ohio State – Seattle Storm
  • 34. Kayla Wells, Texas A&M – Indiana Fever
  • 35. Sami Haiby, Nebraska – Las Vegas Aces
  • 36. Victaria Saxton, South Carolina – Connecticut Sun

*– indicates that a player is entering early for the 2022 WNBA Draft.

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