2022 WNBA FINAL Mock Draft

Emily Engstler of Louisville

The women’s college basketball season wrapped up on Sunday evening in which the South Carolina Gamecocks were crowned NCAA champions and so, we now turn our attention to the upcoming WNBA Draft. The draft is less than one week away now and it is now time to unveil my FINAL WNBA Mock Draft for this year.

I started doing the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft last year because I wanted to chronicle the depth of this class. I continued with two more versions, one that came out in December and one that came out in February. I wanted to see which players stock rose and which players stock fell.

Now, that the NCAA Tournament is behind us, we have a more clearer picture on who will enter the draft and who will not. Some players came back to college to play while others declared their names for the draft.

Then there came the recent news of the Atlanta Dream acquiring the #1 overall pick and Washington now picking at #3 and #14 overall from this draft class as well as the Las Vegas Aces acquiring the #8th and the #13th pick from the Minnesota Lynx.

Listed below are my final picks for the 2022 WNBA Draft.

2022 WNBA FINAL Mock Draft

FIRST ROUND

  1. Rhyne Howard, Kentucky – Atlanta Dream
  2. NaLyssa Smith, Baylor – Indiana Fever
  3. Shakira Austin, Ole Miss – Washington Mystics
  4. Kierstan Bell, FGCU – Indiana Fever
  5. Emily Engstler, Louisville – New York Liberty
  6. Destanni Henderson, South Carolina – Indiana Fever
  7. Veronica Burton, Northwestern – Dallas Wings
  8. Rae Burrell, Tennessee – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Nyara Sabally, Oregon – Los Angeles Sparks
  10. Lorela Cubaj, Georgia Tech – Indiana Fever
  11. Elissa Cunane, NC State – Las Vegas Aces
  12. Sika Kone, Mali – Connecticut Sun

SECOND ROUND

  1. Naz Hillmon, Michigan – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Lexie Hull, Stanford – Washington Mystics
  3. Khayla Pointer, LSU – Atlanta Dream
  4. Nia Clouden, Michigan State – Los Angeles Sparks
  5. Christyn Williams, UConn – Seattle Storm
  6. Jade Melbourne, Australia – Seattle Storm
  7. Joanne Allen-Taylor, Texas – Los Angeles Sparks
  8. Jasmine Dickey, Delaware – Indiana Fever
  9. Kianna Smith, Louisville – Seattle Storm
  10. Queen Egbo, Baylor – Minnesota Lynx
  11. Olivia Nelson-Ododa, UConn – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Brice Calip, Missouri State – Connecticut Sun

THIRD ROUND

  1. Macee Williams, IUPUI – Indiana Fever
  2. Jenna Staiti, Georgia – Phoenix Mercury
  3. Kayla Wells, Texas A&M – Los Angeles Sparks
  4. Mya Hollingshed, Colorado – Minnesota Lynx
  5. Kelsey Marshall, Miami – New York Liberty
  6. Bethy Mununga, South Florida – Dallas Wings
  7. Vivian Gray, Texas Tech – Dallas Wings
  8. Nicole Cardano-Hillary, Indiana – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Maya Dodson, Notre Dame – Seattle Storm
  10. Hannah Sjerven, South Dakota – Indiana Fever
  11. Que Morrison, Georgia – Las Vegas Aces
  12. Deja Church, DePaul – Connecticut Sun

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