Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 8

Ashley Joens - Iowa State

Last week was filled with many upsets but the most notable one was when Colorado defeated the No.1 overall team in Stanford. Colorado has it’s ups and downs this season but their win against Stanford was huge. There were almost upsets amid more cancellations and postponements that we have to come to expect this season.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the week of January 11th to January 17th. If you would like to view the previous week, you may do so here. Have questions? First time viewing these rankings? The FAQ page can be found here.

SENIORS

  1. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  2. Vivian Gray – Texas Tech
  3. Mya Hollingshed – Colorado
  4. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  5. Rennia Davis – Tennessee
  6. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  7. Destiny Slocum – Arkansas
  8. Khayla Pointer – LSU
  9. Kate Cain – Nebraska
  10. Chloe Bibby – Maryland
  11. Dana Evans – Louisville
  12. N’dea Jones – Texas A&M
  13. Ciera Johnson – Texas A&M
  14. Katie Benzan – Maryland
  15. Andra Espinoza-Hunter – Seton Hall
  16. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  17. Gabby Connally – Georgia
  18. Akienreh Johnson – Michigan
  19. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  20. Kayla Wells – Texas A&M
  21. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  22. Lauren Heard – TCU
  23. Chasity Patterson – Kentucky
  24. Brice Calip – Missouri State
  25. Jill Townsend – Gonzaga
  26. Nancy Mulkey – Rice
  27. Gina Conti – Wake Forest
  28. Jordan Sanders – USC
  29. Erin Whalen – Dayton
  30. Ashtyn Baker – Liberty
  31. Blanca Millan – Maine
  32. Karson Swogger – St. Francis
  33. Jayla Thornton – Howard
  34. Tessa Brugler – Bucknell
  35. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  36. Sam Breen – UMass

JUNIORS

  1. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  4. Grace Berger – Indiana
  5. Lexi Held – DePaul
  6. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  7. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  8. Victaria Saxton – South Carolina
  9. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  10. Lexie Hull – Stanford
  11. Sydney Wood – Northwestern
  12. Blair Green – Kentucky
  13. Destanni Henderson – South Carolina
  14. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  15. Myah Selland – South Dakota State
  16. Elisa Pinzan – South Florida
  17. Jasmine Dickey – Delaware
  18. Skyler Curran – High Point
  19. Aiyana Johnson – Stephen F. Austin
  20. Jireh Washington – Arkansas State
  21. Niyah Lutz – Wofford
  22. Conley Chinn – Belmont
  23. Lasha Petree – Bradley
  24. Jayla Crawford – Alabama State
  25. Aleksa Gulbe – Indiana
  26. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  27. Jade Loville – Boise State

SOPHOMORES

  1. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  2. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  3. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  4. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  5. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  6. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  7. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  8. Maddie Nolan – Michigan
  9. Dre’una Edwards – Kentucky
  10. Brea Beal – South Carolina
  11. Haley Frank – Missouri
  12. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  13. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  14. Maria Alvarez – South Florida
  15. Esmery Martinez – West Virginia
  16. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  17. Megan Walstad – Milwaukee
  18. Laeticia Amihere – South Carolina

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Charlisse Leger-Walker – Washington State
  3. Maddy Westbeld – Notre Dame
  4. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  5. Priscilla Williams – Syracuse
  6. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  7. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  8. Nicole Avila-Ambrosi – California Baptist
  9. Alexis Mark – Boise State

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 3

Brynna Maxwell of Utah Women's Basketball.

Another week has gone by and more games were either cancelled or postponed. Some teams did not play this week and some teams finally played a game! (Connecticut). A couple of teams were upset this week and it is going to be an interesting season, that’s for sure. 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 7th to December 13th. You can view last week’s rankings here. Have questions or if it is your first time viewing these rankings, read the FAQ page first.

SENIORS

  1. Aari McDonald – Arizona
  2. Chelsea Dungee – Arkansas
  3. Dana Evans – Louisville
  4. DiJonai Carrington – Baylor
  5. Selena Lott – Marquette
  6. Michaela Onyenwere – UCLA
  7. Lindsey Pulliam – Northwestern
  8. Chelsey Perry – UT Martin
  9. Kayla Jones – NC State
  10. Lauren Heard – TCU
  11. Vivian Gray – Texas Tech
  12. Jenna Staiti – Georgia
  13. Amber Ramirez – Arkansas
  14. Aaliyah Wilson – Texas A&M
  15. Kiara “Kiki” Smith – Florida
  16. Chloe Lamb – South Dakota
  17. Tina Stephens – Kansas
  18. Gina Conti – Wake Forest
  19. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse
  20. Jenn Wirth – Gonzaga
  21. Moon Ursin – Baylor
  22. Kiana Williams – Stanford
  23. Natalie Chou – UCLA
  24. Blanca Millan – Maine
  25. Braxtin Miller – Ohio State
  26. Elle Ruffridge – Missouri State
  27. Deja Church – DePaul
  28. LeAnne Wirth – Gonzaga
  29. Lore Devos – Colorado State
  30. Brooke Bjelko – Bryant
  31. Cierra Walker – Gonzaga
  32. Sierra Campisano – Cal Poly
  33. Mallory McGwire – Boise State
  34. Carol-Anne Obusek – UNC Wilmington
  35. Dora Goles – Idaho State
  36. Tiyah Johnson – Troy

JUNIORS

  1. Elissa Cunane – NC State
  2. Charli Collier – Texas
  3. Ashley Joens – Iowa State
  4. Naz Hillmon – Michigan
  5. Sonya Morris – DePaul
  6. Nia Clouden – Michigan State
  7. Dorka Juhasz – Ohio State
  8. Taylor Mikesell – Oregon
  9. Sam Haiby – Nebraska
  10. Veronica Burton – Northwestern
  11. Brooke Moore – Purdue
  12. Sydney Wilson – Missouri State
  13. Lotta-Maj Lahtinen – Georgia Tech
  14. Olivia Nelson-Ododa – Connecticut
  15. Leigha Brown – Michigan
  16. Cate Reese – Arizona
  17. Sydney Manning – Missouri State
  18. Lexi Held – DePaul
  19. Kianna Smith – Louisville
  20. Rhyne Howard – Kentucky
  21. Rae Burrell – Tennessee
  22. Christyn Williams – Connecticut
  23. NaLyssa Smith – Baylor
  24. Alexis Morris – Texas A&M
  25. Blair Green – Kentucky
  26. Sydney Wood – Northwestern
  27. Ty Battle – Delaware

SOPHOMORES

  1. Brynna Maxwell – Utah
  2. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  3. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  4. Ayoka Lee – Kansas State
  5. Cayla King – Virginia Tech
  6. Koi Love – Vanderbilt
  7. Alyza Winston – Michigan State
  8. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  9. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  10. Dre’una Edwards – Kentucky
  11. Molly Davis – Central Michigan
  12. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  13. Hannah Jump – Stanford
  14. Jakia Brown-Turner – NC State
  15. Michelle Sidor – Michigan
  16. Karisma Ortiz – Texas
  17. Sydney Taylor – UMass
  18. Caitlyn Harper – California Baptist

FRESHMEN

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  3. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  4. Madison Scott – Ole Miss
  5. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  6. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  7. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  8. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  9. JerKaila Jordan – Tulane