2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

With the Elite 8 games over and the Final Four set to begin on Friday, it is now time to unveil the second version of my 2018 WNBA Mock Draft. The first version received so many views unexpectedly and it was just simply amazing to see. You can view it here.

I will have TWO more versions of this mock draft. One right after the Final Four and then the FINAL version just a couple of days before the actual WNBA Draft which will take place on April 12. You may have already noticed some slight differences between the first and second version. Some players stock rose while others fell. Also, a new name is in the draft because of early declarations. Look for those in my next two versions IF more players declare early or if there are any pre – draft trades.

* As always, my Mock Drafts are a mix between NCAA tournament results / overall play plus the overall fit on the team*

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Diamond DeShields (G/F) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Brown (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Maria Vadeeva (C) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Ariel Atkins (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Monique Billings (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Marie Gulich (C) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Stephanie Mavunga (C) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Jaime Nared (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. Myisha Hines – Allen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Jill Barta (F) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Shakayla Thomas (G) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Brooke McCarty (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Katelynn Flaherty (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Tyra Buss (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Loryn Goodwin (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Mercedes Russell (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Carlie Wagner (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Natalie Butler (C) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Vionise Pierre – Louis (C) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Teana Muldrow (F) – Indiana Fever
  3. AJ Alix (G) – Atlanta Dream
  4. Rebecca Greenwell (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Roshunda Johnson (F) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Bando (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Morgan William (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Maria Jespersen (F) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Stephanie Reid (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina (C) – Minnesota Lynx

2018 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

With the NCAA women’s tournament well underway and the first two rounds officially completed, it is now time to unveil my WNBA mock draft for this year. I put a poll on Twitter asking if people would be interested in a weekly WNBA mock draft after every round and most people said yes. So, here we are! The first of my WNBA mock draft is below. I will have three more versions of mock drafts after this one. One after the Elite 8, one after the Final 4 and the final mock draft a couple of days before the official WNBA Draft. Just a reminder, that the WNBA Draft is on April 12th at 7 pm on ESPN2.

*FYI, my mock drafts are based somewhat on the results of the first two rounds of the NCAA tourney plus overall play & fit on a team*

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson – (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Gabby Williams (F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Diamond DeShields – (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada – (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexie Brown – (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians – (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Maria Vadeeva – (C) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse – (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Ariel Atkins – (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Stephanie Mavunga – (F) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Monique Billings – (F) – Phoenix Mercury

SECOND ROUND

  1. Jaime Nared – (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Marie Gulich – (C) – Indiana Fever
  3. Tyler Scaife –  (G) – Connecticut Sun
  4. Shakayla Thomas – (G) – Atlanta Dream
  5. Myisha Hines – Allen (F) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Brooke McCarty – (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Katelynn Flaherty – (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Vionise Pierre – Louis – (C) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Tyra Buss – (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Mercedes Russell – (C) – New York Liberty
  11. Rebecca Greenwell – (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Natalie Butler – (C) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Carlie Wagner – (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Loryn Goodwin – (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Morgan William – (G) – Atlanta Dream
  4. AJ Alix – (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Stephanie Reid – (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Teana Muldrow – (F) – Dallas Wings
  7. Roshunda Johnson – (F) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz – (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Lexie Bando – (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Tashia Brown – (F) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen – (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina – (C) – Minnesota Lynx

 

Women’s College Basketball Players Rankings – Class by Class! Week 13

This week was all about how the top teams separated themselves from the rest of the field and it shows up in this week’s rankings.  We are now into Week 13, which means the players that you consistently see on my rankings are there for a reason and they proved it through both non conference and out of conference. Let’s see if there’s anymore craziness that can still happen with just a few weeks left of the regular 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 Jan 29 to Feb 4th. You can view the previous week here and if you have any questions, check my FAQ page

SENIORS

  1. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (+7)
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  3. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (-2)
  4. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-1)
  5. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (+2)
  6. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (NR)
  7. Monique Billings – UCLA (-1)
  8. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (+6)
  9. Brittany McPhee – Stanford (+6)
  10. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (NR)
  11. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (-7)
  12. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-3)
  13. Lexie Brown – Duke (-2)
  14. Ariel Atkins – Texas (NR)
  15. Brooke McCarty – Texas (NR)
  16. Raigyne Louis – LSU (NR)
  17. Akela Maize – NC State (NR)
  18. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (-13)
  19. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (+6)
  20. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (+4)
  21. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (NR)
  22. Erykah Davenport – Miami (-2)
  23. Vionise Pierre-Louis – Oklahoma (NR)
  24. AJ Alix – Florida State (NR)
  25. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota (NR)
  26. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (-5)
  27. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay
  28. Ellie Thompson – South Dakota State (NR)
  29. Courtney Ekmark – Arizona State (NR)
  30. Alex Louin – Villanova (-4)
  31. Sydney Lamberty – Creighton (-3)
  32. Dekeiya Cohen – Baylor (NR)
  33. Jasmine Lumpkin – Texas A&M (NR)
  34. Kahlia Lawrence – Mercer (NR)
  35. Javonna Layfield – Dayton (-6)
  36. Tinara Moore – Central Michigan (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+3)
  2. Asia Durr – Louisville (+9)
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+1)
  5. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+5)
  6. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (-4)
  7. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-6)
  8. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (NR)
  9. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (NR)
  10. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (-3)
  11. Kiara Leslie – NC State (+8)
  12. Jill Barta – Gonzaga (NR)
  13. Alanna Smith – Stanford (+10)
  14. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-8)
  15. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (+2)
  16. Kelly Campbell – DePaul (NR)
  17. Amarah Coleman – DePaul (NR)
  18. Katie McWilliams – Oregon State (NR)
  19. Danielle King – Marquette (NR)
  20. Natasha Hiedeman – Marquette (NR)
  21. Jordan Moore – TCU (NR)
  22.  Jatarie White – Texas (-1)
  23. Jazmine Jones – Louisville (-3)
  24. Darby Maggard – Belmont (+1)
  25. Morgan Bertsch – UC Davis (+2)
  26. Ashanti Hunt – Bethune-Cookman (NR)
  27. Chanell Hayes – Stephen F. Austin (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (+1)
  2. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-1)
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  4. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  5. Ayana Mitchell – LSU (+4)
  6. Dominique Oden – Purdue (NR)
  7. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (-2)
  8. Taryn McCutcheon – Michigan State (NR)
  9. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota (NR)
  10. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State (+4)
  11. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-3)
  12. Ciana Cryor – Rutgers (NR)
  13. Tyler Herd – Quinnipiac (NR)
  14. Becca Hitner – Drake (NR)
  15. Katie Benzan – Harvard (NR)
  16. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (-5)
  17. Summer Hemphill – Buffalo (NR)
  18. Bella Alarie – Princeton (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (+3)
  2. Ana Llanusa – Oklahoma (NR)
  3. Masseny Kaba – UCF (NR)
  4. Karissa McLaughlin – Purdue (NR)
  5. Satou Sabally – Oregon (+1)
  6. Kianna Williams – Stanford (NR)
  7. Bianca Jackson – South Carolina (NR)
  8. Kate Cain – Nebraska (-1)
  9. Raneem Elgedawy – Western Kentucky (NR)

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

Happy New Year to each one of you! I hope you all enjoyed your holidays and today are just resting to catch up on missed sleep. The weekly college basketball player rankings are now in Week 8 and the full rankings are back! No more shortened versions. Conference play started this week, so the results were somewhat interesting and will be reflected in this week’s players rankings. We are now starting to see which teams are actually the top teams and which are not, although it is still quite early.

You can view last week’s rankings here. Have any questions? Check the FAQ page.

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 26th to December 31st.

SENIORS

  1. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (NR)
  2. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (NR)
  3. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (-2)
  4. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (-2)
  5. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (-1)
  6. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-1)
  7. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (+2)
  8. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (NR)
  9. Ariel Atkins – Texas (NR)
  10. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (NR)
  11. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (NR)
  12. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (NR)
  13. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (NR)
  14. Imani Wright – Florida State (-2)
  15. Kahlia Lawrence – Mercer (NR)
  16. Jordin Canada – UCLA (-11)
  17. Monique Billings – UCLA (-11)
  18. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (NR)
  19. Brittany McPhee – Stanford (NR)
  20. Brooke McCarty – Texas (NR)
  21. Abbey Sissom – Middle Tennessee (NR)
  22. Zaire O’Neil – Georgia Tech (NR)
  23. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State (NR)
  24. Erykah Davenport – Miami (NR)
  25. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (NR)
  26. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  27. Lexie Brown – Duke (-24)
  28. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (NR)
  29. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (NR)
  30. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (NR)
  31. Raigyne Louis – LSU (NR)
  32. Branndais Agee – Michigan State (NR)
  33. Stephanie Reid – Buffalo (-13)
  34. Natalie Butler – George Mason (NR)
  35. Jaisa Nunn – New Mexico (NR)
  36. Rosemarie Julien – FGCU (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+1)
  2. Asia Durr – Louisville (NR)
  3. Megan Gustafson – Iowa
  4. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (NR)
  5. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (-4)
  6. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-1)
  7. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (NR)
  8. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame
  9. Naomi Davenport – West Virginia
  10. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  11. Hallie Thome – Michigan (-5)
  12. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (-8)
  13. Audrey Faber – Creighton (NR)
  14. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M (NR)
  15. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State (NR)
  16. Jill Barta – Gonzaga (NR)
  17. Alanna Smith – Stanford (NR)
  18. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (NR)
  19. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (NR)
  20. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (NR)
  21. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (-10)
  22. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State (NR)
  23. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (-8)
  24. Teniya Page – Penn State (NR)
  25. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (NR)
  26. Janiah McKay – Auburn (NR)
  27. Megan Huff – Utah (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (+2)
  2. Kelly Campbell – DePaul (NR)
  3. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (NR)
  4. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+4)
  5. Kaila Charles – Maryland (-1)
  6. Kristine Anigwe – California (NR)
  7. Blair Watson – Maryland (NR)
  8. Lauren Cox – Baylor (-3)
  9. Natalie Chou – Baylor (NR)
  10. Kat Tudor – Oregon State (NR)
  11. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-2)
  12. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (NR)
  13. Jazmine Jones – Louisville (NR)
  14. Minyon Moore – USC (NR)
  15. Felicia Aiyeotan – Virginia (NR)
  16. Regan Magarity – Virginia Tech (NR)
  17. Peyton Williams – Kansas State (NR)
  18. Molly Glick – Northern Kentucky (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (NR)
  2. Shaina Pellington – Oklahoma (NR)
  3. Kate Cain – Nebraska (-2)
  4. Satou Sabally – Oregon (NR)
  5. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (-1)
  6. Mykea Gray – Miami (NR)
  7. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (NR)
  8. Myah Selland – South Dakota State (NR)
  9. Annika Jank – Colorado (NR)

Women’s College Basketball Player Weekly Rankings – Week 12! Class by Class!

We are ending the month of January this week and heading into a busy February where many teams have one last shot at improving their standings heading into the NCAA tournament. This was an interesting week. Not much movement towards the top, but some new players broke in as well as players who haven’t been on the list in a while.

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 23rd to Jan 29th.

Note: *Before we jump into Week 12 rankings, I just thought I would clear some confusion regarding the rankings. These are weekly rankings, based on games played from the week before. These are NOT overall rankings. If a player’s team did not play that week or was injured, they will NOT be on the list that week. These player rankings were designed to see which players were consistently playing well, week to week. I am checking in and on around 52(!!!) schools each week to get a fair assessment on top players. There’s no bias in these rankings, so if your player is moved around, that just means another player had a better week against stronger competition, or was not the best player on their team during that week. I always check and give credit to players who perform well vs top 25 teams, top 10 teams, etc. I also look into the blowouts and assess the players fairly there as well. I hope this clears the confusion*

For the previous week rankings, you can click here. If you have any questions, please check out my FAQ page here. If you would like to comment, leave it on my blog or ask me via Twitter at @whoopsblogger.

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Plum – Washington
  2. Brionna Jones – Maryland
  3. Alaina Coates – South Carolin
  4. Alexis Jones – Baylor
  5. Shatori Walker – Kimbrough – Maryland
  6. Chantel Osahor – Washington
  7. Sydney Wiese – Oregon State
  8. Alexis Peterson – Syracuse
  9. Evelyn Akahtor – Kentucky
  10. Makayla Epps – Kentucky
  11. Brittney Sykes – Syracuse
  12. Alexis Prince – Baylor
  13. Lanay Montgomery – West Virginia
  14. Ivey Slaughter – Florida State
  15. Ronni Williams – Florida
  16. Erica McCall – Stanford
  17. Nina Davis – Baylor
  18. Tori Jankoska – Michigan State
  19. Karlie Samuelson – Stanford
  20. Brianna Day – Syracuse
  21. Sophie Brunner – Arizona State
  22. Kelsey Lang – Texas
  23. Brooke Schulte – DePaul
  24. Lindsay Allen – Notre Dame
  25. Maddie Manning – Oklahoma
  26. Peyton Little – Oklahoma
  27. Jessica Thomas – Miami
  28. Seanna Johnson – Iowa State
  29. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay
  30. Elin Gustavsson – Colorado State
  31. Ellen Nystrom – Colorado State
  32. Oderah Chidom – Duke
  33. Shayla Cooper – Ohio State
  34. Ashley Morissette – Purdue
  35. Precious Hall – James Madison
  36. Curtyce Knox – Texas A&M

JUNIORS

  1. Gabby Williams  – Connecticut
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  3. Brianna Turner – Notre Dame
  4. Allisha Gray – South Carolina
  5. Lexie Brown – Duke
  6. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville
  7. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State
  8. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  9. Monique Billings – UCLA
  10. Diamond DeShields – Tennessee
  11. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State
  12. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia
  13. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State
  14. Tyra Buss – Indiana
  15. Cierra Porter – Missouri
  16. Kia Nurse – Connecticut
  17. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  18. Aerial Atkins – Texas
  19. Brooke McCarty – Texas
  20. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State
  21. Mariya Moore – Louisville
  22. Natalie Romeo – Washington
  23. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee
  24. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke
  25. Kristen Simon – USC
  26. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State
  27. Emily Potter – Utah

SOPHOMORES

  1. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut
  2. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut
  3. Kalani Brown – Baylor
  4. Hallie Thome – Michigan
  5. Kitija Laksa – South Florida
  6. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado
  7. Paris Kea – North Carolina
  8. Jessica Shepard – Nebraska
  9. Jill Barta – Gonzaga
  10. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame
  11. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame
  12. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State
  13. Laura Cornelius – Miami
  14. Kristine Anigwe – California
  15. Destinee Walker – North Carolina
  16. Asia Durr – Louisville
  17. Regan Margarity – Virginia Tech
  18. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State

FRESHMEN

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon
  2. Joyner Holmes – Texas
  3. Kysre Gondrezick – Michigan
  4. Leaonna Odom – Duke
  5. Lauren Cox – Baylor
  6. Kaila Charles – Maryland
  7. Destiny Slocum – Maryland
  8. Minyon Moore – USC
  9. Joyceln Willoughby – Virginia