FINAL 2018 WNBA Mock Draft

Diamond DeShields. Photo courtesy of Tennessee Athletics

Well, this is it. We have reached the final week. The WNBA Draft tips off THIS Thursday at 7 pm on ESPN2. Make sure you tune in and watch. As for me, this is the final 2018 WNBA Mock Draft you will get from this blog. Thank you everyone for your constant support through out all of these WNBA mock drafts. I have received over 2,500+ views on all three previous versions which is mind blowing. So again, THANK YOU! And I am wishing all those draftees good luck as well as to the draft invitees and may your future be forever changed.

FIRST ROUND

  1. A’ja Wilson (F) – Las Vegas Aces
  2. Kelsey Mitchell (G) – Indiana Fever
  3. Diamond DeShields (G/F) – Chicago Sky
  4. Azura Stevens (F) – Chicago Sky
  5. Jordin Canada (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Gabby Williams (F) – Dallas Wings
  7. Victoria Vivians (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Lexie Brown (G) – Indiana Fever
  9. Kia Nurse (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Maria Vadeeva (C) – 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. Ariel Atkins (G) – Minnesota Lynx
  6. Mercedes Russell (C) – Dallas Wings
  7. Tyler Scaife (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Loryn Goodwin (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  9. Roshunda Johnson (F) – Phoenix Mercury
  10. Shakayla Thomas (G) – New York Liberty
  11. Tyra Buss (G) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Katelynn Flaherty (G) – Minnesota Lynx

THIRD ROUND

  1. Brooke McCarty (G) – Phoenix Mercury
  2. Natalie Butler (C) – Indiana Fever
  3. Vionise Pierre – Louis (C) – Atlanta Dream
  4. Morgan William (G) – Chicago Sky
  5. Rebecca Greenwell (G) – Seattle Storm
  6. Lexi Bando (G) – Dallas Wings
  7. Carlie Wagner (G) – Washington Mystics
  8. Gabbi Ortiz (G) – Las Vegas Aces
  9. Linnae Harper (G) – Connecticut Sun
  10. Maria Jespersen (F) – New York Liberty
  11. Kaylee Jensen (C) – Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Raisa Musina (C) – Minnesota Lynx

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 9

Now that conference play is underway, we are starting to get a sense of just how good these teams and players are. We still have two months of conference play and there is still much to be decided. First of all, congratulations to Shakayla Hill of Grambling State for notching a quadruple double in 25 years! That is an amazing feat which landed her a spot in this week’s rankings despite Grambling State’s overall record.

Before we dive right into this rankings, I just want to give you a quick reminder. These are WEEKLY rankings. Not OVERALL rankings. These will change from week to week. At the very end, I will compile the overall rankings list which will be out in the first week of March.

You can view last week’s rankings here. Have any questions or are a new reader of the rankings? Check my FAQ page.

Listed below are the top 36 seniors, the top 27 juniors, the top 18 sophomores and the top 9 freshmen for the first week of 2018 which is from Jan 1st to Jan 7th.

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (+1)
  2. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (+8)
  3. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina
  4. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-3)
  5. Jordin Canada – UCLA (+11)
  6. Monique Billings – UCLA (+10)
  7. Brooke McCarty – Texas (+13)
  8. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (-4)
  9. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (NR)
  10. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (-1)
  11. Myisha Hines-Allen – Louisville (-5)
  12. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (+16)
  13. Morgan William – Mississippi State (NR)
  14. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan (-2)
  15. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (-7)
  16. Lexie Brown – Duke (+11)
  17. Kaylee Jensen – Oklahoma State (+12)
  18. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (-5)
  19. Imani Wright – Florida State (-5)
  20. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (NR)
  21. Dekeyia Cohen – Baylor (NR)
  22. Miranda Drummond – Syracuse (NR)
  23. Kristen Simon – USC (NR)
  24. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (-17)
  25. Maria Jespersen – South Florida (+5)
  26. Nigia Greene – Rutgers (NR)
  27. Alex Louin – Villanova (NR)
  28. Branndais Agee – Michigan State (+4)
  29. Tyra Buss – Indiana (NR)
  30. Allie LeClaire – Green Bay (NR)
  31. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (-12)
  32. Kristen Confroy – Maryland (NR)
  33. Moriah Monaco – Ball State (NR)
  34. Sally McCabe – Belmont (NR)
  35. Ellie Thompson – South Dakota State (NR)
  36. Amber Campbell – Wake Forest (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+4)
  2. Kalani Brown – Baylor (+4)
  3. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (+4)
  4. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+8)
  5. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (-4)
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan (+5)
  7. Katie Lou Samuelson – Connecticut (-2)
  8. Asia Durr – Louisville (+6)
  9. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (-6)
  10. Marina Mabrey – Notre Dame (+15)
  11. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-3)
  12. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (+7)
  13. Khaalia Hillsman – Texas A&M (NR)
  14. Kianna Ibis – Arizona State (+8)
  15. Caliya Robinson – Georgia (+6)
  16. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (NR)
  17. Jill Barta – Gonzaga (-1)
  18. Madison Guebert – South Dakota State (NR)
  19. Amani Wilborn – Marquette (NR)
  20. Daneesha Provo – Utah (NR)
  21. Chloe Jackson – LSU (NR)
  22. Christalah Lyons – Kansas (NR)
  23. Mart’e Grays – DePaul (NR)
  24. Jatarie White – Texas (NR)
  25. Tori Schickel – Butler (NR)
  26. Shakyla Hill – Grambling (NR)
  27. Keke Calloway – Mercer (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (NR)
  2. Kaila Charles – Maryland (+3)
  3. Lauren Cox – Baylor (+5)
  4. Bella Alarie – Princeton (NR)
  5. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon (-2)
  6. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (+5)
  7. Peyton Williams – Kansas State (NR)
  8. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+4)
  9. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (NR)
  10. Amari Carter – Penn State (NR)
  11. Leaonna Odom – Duke (NR)
  12. Dominique Toussant – Virginia (NR)
  13. Reili Richardson – Arizona State (NR)
  14. Jasmyne Harris – Houston (NR)
  15. Hannah Whitish – Nebraska (NR)
  16. Kathleen Doyle – Iowa (NR)
  17. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (-5)
  18. Ciara Duffy – South Dakota (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Destiny Pitts – Minnesota (NR)
  2. Braxtin Miller – Oklahoma State (NR)
  3. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M (-2)
  4. Janelle Bailey – North Carolina (NR)
  5. Kaba Masseny – UCF (NR)
  6. Kiana Williams – Stanford (NR)
  7. Mia Davis – Temple (NR)
  8. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (-1)
  9. Kianna Smith – California (NR)

Women’s College Basketball Player Rankings – Class by Class! Week 3

The third week of the college basketball season is upon us and there were tons of Thanksgiving holiday tournaments both in the United States and abroad. It was a pretty busy week with a lot of teams in action and some pretty intense basketball.

The previous week rankings can be found here. If you have any questions, feel free to check my FAQ page. I have also updated it for 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 November 20th to November 26th.

SENIORS

  1. Kelsey Mitchell – Ohio State (+2)
  2. A’ja Wilson – South Carolina (-1)
  3. Jordin Canada – UCLA
  4. Kia Nurse – Connecticut (+4)
  5. Victoria Vivians – Mississippi State (+6)
  6. Monique Billings – UCLA (+1)
  7. Mercedes Russell – Tennessee (+7)
  8. Jaime Nared – Tennessee (+1)
  9. Stephanie Mavunga – Ohio State (+1)
  10. Shakayla Thomas – Florida State (+12)
  11. Gabby Williams – Connecticut (-6)
  12. Lexie Brown – Duke (+7)
  13. Rebecca Greenwell – Duke (NR)
  14. Macy Miller – South Dakota State (+18)
  15. Katelynn Flaherty – Michigan
  16. Brooke McCarty – Texas (+1)
  17. Chelsea Nelson – NC State (NR)
  18. Erykah Davenport – Miami (NR)
  19. Imani Wright – Florida State (+7)
  20. Vionise Pierre – Louis – Oklahoma (NR)
  21. Tyler Scaife – Rutgers (+4)
  22. Loryn Goodwin – Oklahoma State (NR)
  23. Jessica Lindstrom – Green Bay (+8)
  24. Linnae Harper – Ohio State (-18)
  25. Kristen Simon – USC (+10)
  26. Emily Potter – Utah (+10)
  27. Marie Gulich – Oregon State (-3)
  28. Carlie Wagner – Minnesota (+6)
  29. Roshunda Johnson – Mississippi State (NR)
  30. Teana Muldrow – West Virginia (NR)
  31. Branndais Agee – Michigan State (NR)
  32. Zaire O’Neil – Georgia Tech (NR)
  33. Sadie Edwards – USC (NR)
  34. Mackenzie Engram – Georgia (NR)
  35. Chania Ray – West Virginia (NR)
  36. Katherine Ups – Buffalo (NR)

JUNIORS

  1. Napheesa Collier – Connecticut (+7)
  2. Azura Stevens – Connecticut (+2)
  3. Kalani Brown – Baylor (-2)
  4. Kitija Laksa – South Florida (+5)
  5. Sophie Cunningham – Missouri (+2)
  6. Hallie Thome – Michigan (NR)
  7. Megan Gustafson – Iowa (-1)
  8. Teaira McCowan – Mississippi State (+2)
  9. Alanna Smith – Stanford (NR)
  10. Arike Ogunbowale – Notre Dame (+1)
  11. Kenisha Bell – Minnesota (+4)
  12. Jessica Shepard – Notre Dame (-7)
  13. Jatarie White – Texas (NR)
  14. Cierra Porter – Missouri (NR)
  15. Kennedy Leonard – Colorado (+1)
  16. Kennedy Burke – UCLA (-2)
  17. Anriel Howard – Texas A&M
  18. Allazia Blockton – Marquette (-6)
  19. Tanita Allen – DePaul (NR)
  20. Alexis Jennings – South Carolina (NR)
  21. Chanette Hicks – Virginia Tech (NR)
  22. Bridget Carleton – Iowa State (+3)
  23. Maci Morris – Kentucky (NR)
  24. Lashaan Higgs – Texas (-1)
  25. Jaisa Nunn – New Mexico (+1)
  26. Carmen Grande – Ball State (NR)
  27. Paris Kea – North Carolina (NR)

SOPHOMORES

  1. Ruthy Hebard – Oregon
  2. Lauren Cox – Baylor (+11)
  3. Sabrina Ionescu – Oregon (-1)
  4. Kaila Charles – Maryland (+4)
  5. Jackie Young – Notre Dame (+5)
  6. Crystal Dangerfield – Connecticut (-1)
  7. Leaonna Odom – Duke (+10)
  8. Kelly Jekot – Villanova (-5)
  9. Stephanie Jones – Maryland (+5)
  10. Kat Tudor – Oregon State (NR)
  11. Tiana Mangakahia – Syracuse (NR)
  12. Mikayla Pivec – Oregon State (-8)
  13. Tyasha Harris – South Carolina (NR)
  14. Kylee Shook – Louisville (NR)
  15. Bionca Dunham – Louisville (NR)
  16. Robbi Ryan – Arizona State
  17. Anna Wilson – Stanford (NR)
  18. Erin Whalen – Vanderbilt (NR)

FRESHMEN

  1. Chennedy Carter – Texas A&M
  2. Rennia Davis – Tennessee (+2)
  3. Kianna Smith – California (NR)
  4. Mykea Gray – Miami (NR)
  5. Anastasia Hayes – Tennessee (NR)
  6. Satou Sabally – Oregon (+2)
  7. Evina Westbrook – Tennessee (NR)
  8. Karly Murphy – Green Bay (NR)
  9. Digna Strautmane – Syracuse (NR)