2021 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

Awak Kuier of Finland

It’s been one month since I published my first version of the WNBA Mock Draft and it is now time for the second version. A lot has changed since then. The top 2 draft picks now belong to Dallas instead of New York who held the 1st pick. The Dallas Wings suddenly now have a lot of picks in this draft, but who knows if they will keep them or they will give them away. Roster spots are at a premium now in the WNBA, so a ton of these players selected might get training camp invites only and may have to resort to playing overseas first or waiting for 7 day contracts, etc.

Some players increased their draft stock since last month and that is reflected in this second version of the 2021 WNBA Mock Draft. I will have two more versions of this WNBA Mock Draft, one that will be released in March and the final WNBA Mock Draft which will be released one week before the WNBA Draft takes place.

2021 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Awak Kuier, Finland – Dallas Wings

The Dallas Wings have the top 2 picks and they should select the best player available which is now Awak Kuier of Finland. She recently played in Eurobasket qualifiers and played very well against some of the top European countries. She showed a variety of skills which should translate very well into the WNBA. Even if she does not show up this season, the Wings should select her and retain her draft rights until she does comes over.

2. Charli Collier, Texas – Dallas Wings

With the second pick, the Dallas Wings should select Charli Collier from Texas. She’s a local player and she’s played very well for Texas. She was my top pick last month, but she drops to the second pick this month because Kuier played extremely well for during Eurobasket qualifiers and is just a bit better than Collier at this point. She’s also younger than Collier, so she can grow and develop even more. This is not a knock on Charli Collier who is still a very good player and should give Dallas some help in terms of rebounding and a post presence.

3. Dana Evans, Louisville – Atlanta Dream

Dana Evans has increased her draft stock from last month due to her ability to effectively lead Louisville in late game situations. She has become the leader and has made so many clutch shots over the past month. Since Renee Montgomery announced her retirement, the Dream need a point guard and Dana Evans can fill that role off the bench.

4. Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas – Indiana Fever

The Indiana Fever have not been lucky in terms of the lottery and in WNBA Free Agency, so why not add the best player still on the board in Chelsea Dungee? Chelsea Dungee is another player who increased her draft stock from last month and is quickly rising. She can be a spark plug for the Fever and can quickly become a fan favorite in Indiana with her style of play.

5. Aari McDonald, Arizona – Dallas Wings

Aari McDonald drops this month in my WNBA Mock Draft, but that’s not because of her, it’s just because other players stepped up since last month. Aari McDonald is a top 5 player and Dallas should draft her because she is a very good guard and can help Dallas off the bench with her scoring.

6. Arella Guirantes, Rutgers – New York Liberty

7. Rennia Davis, Tennessee – Dallas Wings

8. Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA – Chicago Sky

9. Natasha Mack, Oklahoma State – Minnesota Lynx

10. Kysre Gondrezick, West Virginia – Los Angeles Sparks

11. Destiny Slocum, Arkansas – Seattle Storm

12. N’Dea Jones, Texas A&M – Las Vegas Aces

SECOND ROUND

  1. Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M – Dallas Wings
  2. Jenna Staiti, Georgia – Indiana Fever
  3. Kianna Williams, Stanford – Atlanta Dream
  4. Lindsay Pulliam, Northwestern – Chicago Sky
  5. Kayla Jones, NC State – New York Liberty
  6. Jasmine Walker, Alabama – Seattle Storm
  7. Aaliyah Wilson, Texas A&M – Indiana Fever
  8. Tekia Mack, Rutgers – Connecticut Sun
  9. Ali Patberg, Indiana – Connecticut Sun
  10. DiJonai Carrington, Baylor – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Selena Lott, Marquette – Seattle Storm
  12. Tiana Mangakahia, Syracuse – Las Vegas Aces

THIRD ROUND

  1. Moon Ursin, Baylor – New York Liberty
  2. Khayla Pointer, LSU – Indiana Fever
  3. Deja Church, DePaul – Atlanta Dream
  4. Amber Ramirez, Arkansas – Los Angeles Sparks
  5. Kayla Wells, Texas A&M – New York Liberty
  6. Jenn Wirth, Gonzaga – Connecticut Sun
  7. Kristin Scott, Iowa State – Indiana Fever
  8. Jill Townsend, Gonzaga – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Lauren Heard, TCU – Indiana Fever
  10. Chloe Bibby, Maryland – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Que Morrison, Georgia – Seattle Storm
  12. Nancy Mulkey, Rice – Las Vegas Aces