2022 WNBA Draft Version 1.0

Rhyne Howard - Kentucky.

Since I’ve released the 2021 WNBA Mock Draft, I’ve thought about releasing future WNBA Mock Drafts as well. There are just so many good and talented college as well as international players over the next few years, it’s hard not to think about them being on WNBA teams. So, I did a poll on Twitter and most of my Twitter followers said it was a good idea. So, here it is!

Keep in mind we have NO CLUE on who or what the draft order will look like, we don’t know who will be in this draft exactly so I will update this draft next year and link it to this one so we can see how certain players either updated their stock or fell to the bottom.

I will also have a 2023 WNBA Mock Draft that will come out on Monday, followed by the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft on Tuesday. I hope you enjoy these mock drafts. It’s fun to see the future of the WNBA and it is in great hands. Now, we just need expansion!

2022 WNBA MOCK DRAFT VERSION 1.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  3. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  4. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  5. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  6. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  7. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  8. Cate Reese – Arizona
  9. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  10. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  11. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  12. Dorka Juhasz

SECOND ROUND

  1. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  2. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  3. Grace Berger – Indiana
  4. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  5. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  6. Queen Egbo – Baylor
  7. Lexi Hull – Stanford
  8. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  9. Joanne-Allen-Taylor – Texas
  10. Dara Mabrey – Notre Dame
  11. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  12. Lexi Held – DePaul

THIRD ROUND

  1. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  2. Kourtney Weber – Florida State
  3. Victaria Saxton – South Carolina
  4. Sydney Wood – Northwestern
  5. Lotta Maj Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  6. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  7. Blair Green – Kentucky
  8. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  9. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  10. Taya Hanson – Arizona State
  11. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  12. Elizabeth Dixon – Louisville

2021 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

Charli Collier - Texas women's basketball

It’s that time of year again! The WNBA Draft is in three months, which means it’s time to start releasing my version of the WNBA Mock Drafts. This draft class is not as deep or strong as last year’s class and some players may or may not change their mind about staying an extra year so there’s a layer of uncertainty surrounding the draft this year. It’s not as clear cut as it was in previous years. With a ton of cancellations/postponements in the women’s college basketball season, a lot of coaches/GM’s can’t evaluate players as well as they would like, so it shall be interesting on how they draft players this year.

I have put explanations for the top 5 picks and left the rest in ranking form. Keep in mind, I will have three more versions of this draft before a final WNBA Mock Draft that will come out one week before the actual draft. As always, I look forward to reading your comments / disagreements on my WNBA Mock Draft, so comment away and let me know what you think of my first version of the WNBA Mock Draft.

2021 WNBA MOCK DRAFT VERSION 1.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. New York Liberty – Charli Collier – Texas

The New York Liberty have the first pick for the second straight year after they selected Sabrina Ionescu with the first pick last year. For the first overall pick, teams should select the best player available regardless of position. This year, that player is Charli Collier from Texas. She’s got a ton of potential to be really great and a future star player. She will not be as pro ready as Sabrina Ionescu or some other former No. 1 overall picks, but she is, in my opinion, the best player to be taken overall and the Liberty should pick her.

2. Dallas Wings – Aari McDonald – Arizona

The Dallas Wings are loaded with so many talented young players and are a team on the rise. They’ve got promising young stars in Bella Alarie, Arike Ogunbowale, Satou Sabally, just to name a few. As the team that will pick second, it’s hard to ignore the talent of Aari McDonald and is just too hard to pass up. Aari McDonald is a great scorer and has become better every year and has helped Arizona reach top 10 in the AP rankings and put Arizona on the map. Aari McDonald won’t be asked for a lot as the Wings already have a loaded roster, but she can help the bench and give them a good guard off the bench. She may or may not get minutes right away, but is absolutely deserving of the second overall pick.

3. Atlanta Dream – Rennia Davis – Tennessee

The Atlanta Dream have a mix of a ton of great veteran forwards in Elizabeth Williams, Glory Johnson as well as young forwards/centers in Monique Billings and Kalani Brown. However, they could still use some great back up off the bench and for the third overall pick, that belongs to Rennia Davis of Tennessee. She has gotten better over the years and has been a consistent and steady player for the Lady Vols this season. The Dream could always use some help in the center/forward position off the bench and Rennia Davis is the perfect player for it.

4. Indiana Fever – Dana Evans – Louisville

The Indiana Fever have some great young star guards in Kelsey Mitchell, Tiffany Mitchell, Julie Allemand and veteran star Erica Wheeler. However, they could use a point guard off the bench to help lead the bench and this where Dana Evans comes in. Dana Evans has been on a tear lately to help lead Louisville and she’s been the leading guard off some very promising young future star freshmen in Hailey Van Lith and Oliva Cochran. She’s been a great leader for them and she can help do the same for the Indiana Fever. She may or may not get minutes right away and she may struggle early as some rookies do, but she is a great fit for the Indiana Fever.

5. Dallas Wings (via the Washington Mystics) – Awak Kuier – Finland

The Dallas Wings already have the second pick and now are selecting fifth overall. Awak Kuier of Finland is just 19 years old and has already garnered so much attention overseas in international competition. She has just got some potential that it’s hard to see her not drafted top 5. She may or may not go earlier than fifth overall but if the Wings get lucky, they definitely should draft her despite being already loaded at the forward/center position. Since this season be filled with uncertainty, there’s a chance she may not show up at all and the Wings could have her next season. We just don’t know yet. But we do know that, there have been great international picks in the past (Liz Cambage and Lauren Jackson) come to mind and Awak Kuier seems to be another future great international draft pick.

6. Phoenix Mercury – Michaela Onyen

7. Dallas Wings – Arella Guirantes –

8. Chicago Sky – Destiny Slocum –

9. Minnesota Lynx – N’dea Jones-

10. Los Angeles Sparks – Janelle Bailey –

11. Seattle Storm – Chelsea Dungee –

12. Las Vegas Aces – Kiana Williams –

SECOND ROUND

  1. Dallas Wings – Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  2. Indiana Fever – Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  3. Atlanta Dream – Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  4. Dallas Wings – Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  5. New York Liberty – Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  6. Connecticut Sun – Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  7. Chicago Sky – Erin Boley – Oregon
  8. Connecticut Sun – Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  9. Indiana Fever – Destiny Pitts – Texas A&M
  10. Los Angeles Sparks – Hailey Brown – Michigan
  11. Seattle Storm – Ali Patberg – Indiana
  12. Las Vegas Aces – Kristin Scott – Iowa State

THIRD ROUND

  1. New York Liberty – Kayla Jones – NC State
  2. Indiana Fever – Didi Richards- Baylor
  3. Atlanta Dream – Que Morrison – Georgia
  4. Dallas Wings – Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  5. New York Liberty – Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  6. Connecticut – Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  7. Chicago Sky – Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  8. Phoenix Mercury – Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  9. Minnesota Lynx – Lauren Heard – TCU
  10. Los Angeles Sparks – Moon Ursin – Baylor
  11. Seattle Storm – Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  12. Las Vegas Aces – Lexi Gordon – Texas Tech

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 7

Naz Hillmon of Michigan

We are now reaching the halfway point of the women’s college basketball season and it’s been a roller coaster of a season so far. More postponements and cancellations occurred last week BUT there were still plenty of great competition with upsets, almost upsets and great match ups all around. This season, it seems the SEC and Big 10 currently have great competition and have several great teams in their respective conferences. We should also give some appreciation for Texas A&M who are 11-0 and have beaten great teams along the way. Their seniors are making sure they leave a lasting impression behind.

With that in mind, listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of Jan 4th to Jan 10th. You can view the previous week rankings here. Have questions? First time viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can be found here.

SENIORS

  1. Dana Evans – Louisville
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  4. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  5. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  6. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  7. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  8. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  9. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  10. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  11. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  12. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  13. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  14. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina
  15. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  16. Ivana Raca – Wake Forest
  17. Kelsey Marshall – Miami
  18. Jasmine Walker – Alabama
  19. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  20. Chloe Lamb – South Dakota
  21. Krystal Leger-Walker – Washington State
  22. Anna Wilson – Stanford
  23. Blanca Millan – Maine
  24. Erin Boley – Oregon
  25. Krystal Freeman – Tulane
  26. Katie Nelson – Boston University
  27. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  28. Jenna Giacone – Dayton
  29. Brandi Bisping – Milwaukee
  30. Antoinette Lewis – South Alabama
  31. Britney Thomas – California Baptist
  32. Tessa Brugler – Bucknell
  33. Bria Dial – Chattanooga
  34. Tahanee Bennell – Austin Peay
  35. Karson Swogger – St. Francis
  36. Bridgette Rettstat – Liberty

JUNIORS

  1. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  2. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  3. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  4. Grace Berger – Indiana
  5. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  6. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  7. Shakira Austin – Ole Miss
  8. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  9. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  10. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  11. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  12. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  13. Sydney Wood – Northwestern
  14. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  15. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  16. Elizabeth Dixon – Louisville
  17. Amy Dilk – Michigan
  18. Cate Reese – Arizona
  19. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  20. Anastasia Hayes – Middle Tennessee
  21. Lasha Petree – Bradley
  22. Stephanie Visscher – Stephen F. Austin
  23. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  24. Lexi Held – DePaul
  25. Jireh Washington – Arkansas State
  26. Ayana Emmanuel – Alabama State
  27. Justina King – Long Beach State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Jordan Nixon – Texas A&M
  3. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  4. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  5. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  6. Haley Jones – Stanford
  7. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  8. Elena Tsineke – South Florida
  9. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  10. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  11. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  12. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  13. Aubrey Griffin – Connecticut
  14. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  15. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  16. Molly Davis – Central Michigan
  17. Diaba Konate – Idaho State
  18. Lauren Schwartz – Rice

FRESHMEN

  1. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  3. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  4. Emily Ryan – Iowa State
  5. Darrione Rogers – DePaul
  6. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  7. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut
  8. D’Mya Tucker – North Carolina A&T
  9. Cydney Johnson – High Point

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 6

Rhyne Howard - Kentucky Women's Basketball

Happy New Year! What a year 2020 was for my blog as I was able to reach high numbers and a high amount of visitors after a dip from the previous year. I just want to thank all of you for always commentating, reading, viewing all my posts. I truly appreciate it from the bottom of my heart. Thank you!

Moving on, the rankings continue to be interesting as a ton of games are cancelled or postponed so several teams did not even play the previous week. It definitely gave other teams from small conferences a shot in the rankings for the week. This roller coaster of a season continues to move on and it shall be interesting to see what happens next week.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of December 28th to January 3rd. You can view the previous week rankings here. Questions? First time reading or viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can help you out!

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  3. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  4. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  5. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  6. Dana Evans – Louisville
  7. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  8. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  9. Jordan Lewis – Alabama
  10. Ariyah Copeland – Alabama
  11. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  12. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  13. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  14. Aarion McDonald – Arizona
  15. LeAnne Wirth – Gonzaga
  16. Hannah Sjerven – South Dakota
  17. Kayla Jones – Louisville
  18. Macee Williams – IUPUI
  19. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  20. KeKe McKinney – Kentucky
  21. Didi Richards – Baylor
  22. Destiny Pitts – Texas A&M
  23. Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  24. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  25. Hailey Brown – Michigan
  26. Blanca Millan – Maine
  27. Alyssa Mayfield – Stephen F.Austin
  28. Jada Lewis – Mercer
  29. Sam Breen – Massachusetts
  30. Hannah Nihill – Drexel
  31. Ali Patberg – Indiana
  32. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  33. Kristin Scott – Iowa State
  34. Que Morrison – Georgia
  35. Ashtyn Baker – Liberty
  36. Willow Duffell – Marist

JUNIORS

  1. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  4. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  5. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  6. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  7. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  8. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  9. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  10. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  11. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  12. Ja’Mee Asberry – Oklahoma State
  13. Joanne Allen-Taylor – Texas
  14. Grace Berger – Indiana
  15. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  16. Taya Hanson – Arizona State
  17. Dara Mabrey – Notre Dame
  18. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  19. Morgan Jones – Florida State
  20. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  21. Aniya Thomas – Kansas
  22. Jessika Carter – Mississippi State
  23. Jade Loville – Boise State
  24. Taylor O’Brien – Bucknell
  25. Ahlise Hurst – New Mexico
  26. Lou Lopez-Senechal – Fairfield
  27. Maggie Knowles – Austin Peay

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  2. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  3. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  4. Jakia Brown-Turner – NC State
  5. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  6. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  7. Jada Boyd – NC State
  8. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  9. McKenna Warnock – Iowa
  10. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  11. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  12. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  13. Haley Jones – Stanford
  14. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  15. Diaba Konate – Idaho State
  16. Katelyn Crosthwait – Rice
  17. Julia Ayrault – Michigan State
  18. Cameron Tabor – Davidson

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  3. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  4. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  5. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  6. Katie Scott – Grand Canyon
  7. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green
  8. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  9. Jaddan Simmons – Arizona State

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 5 *shortened version*

Nyara Sabally - University of Oregon

Happy holidays everyone! With the holidays in full swing and with postponements and cancellations due to COVID-19, it was a short week so instead of the usual lists, it has been has shortened and will resume to the normal list next week.

Listed below are the top 20 seniors, the top 15 juniors, the top 10 sophomores and the top 5 freshmen for the week of December 21st to December 27th. You can view last week’s rankings here. Have questions? First time viewing the rankings? The FAQ page can help you out!

SENIORS

  1. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  2. Arella Guirantes – Rutgers
  3. Natasha Mack – Oklahoma State
  4. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  5. Jaelynn Penn – Indiana
  6. Erin Boley – Oregon
  7. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  8. Kysre Gondrezick – West Virginia
  9. Lexi Gordon – Texas Tech
  10. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  11. LeeAnne Wirth – Gonzaga
  12. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  13. Lauren Heard – TCU
  14. Selena Lott – Marquette
  15. Blanca Millan – Maine
  16. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  17. Micaela Kelly – Central Michigan
  18. Bethy Mununga – South Florida
  19. Dee Bekelja – DePaul
  20. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga

JUNIORS

  1. Charli Collier – Texas
  2. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  3. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  4. Olivia Nelson – Ododa – Connecticut
  5. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  6. Sydni Harvey – South Florida
  7. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  8. Evina Westbrook – Connecticut
  9. Monika Czinano – Iowa
  10. Kayana Traylor – Purdue
  11. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  12. Cate Reese – Arizona
  13. Joanne Allen-Taylor – Texas
  14. Yummy Morris – TCU
  15. Kassidy De Lapp – Oklahoma State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  2. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  3. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  4. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  5. Quinesha Lockett – Toledo
  6. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  7. Zya Nugent – Stephen F. Austin
  8. Abbey Ellis – Cal Poly
  9. Heaven Hamling – North Dakota State
  10. Haley Jones – Stanford

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State/Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  3. Emily Ryan – Iowa State
  4. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  5. Katie Scott – Grand Canyon/Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green/Cameron Brink – Stanford