The WNBA Draft is coming up in three months and with that in mind, I have released the first version of my WNBA Mock Draft. These versions of the mock draft will be updated monthly. Also, after the NCAA Tournament, the mock drafts will be updated weekly until the actual WNBA Draft.
NOTE:**This first version of the draft does not include international players and will be included in the next version. It also does not include possible early declaration players and possible WNBA Free Agency movement which impacts the draft. That will be in the later versions of the draft which will be out in March or April.
- Kalani Brown – Las Vegas Aces
- Asia Durr – New York Liberty
- Katie Lou Samuelson – Indiana Fever
- Napheesa Collier – Chicago Sky
- Teaira McCowan – Dallas Wings
- Jessica Shepard – Minnesota Lynx
- Arike Ogunbowale – Los Angeles Sparks
- Megan Gustafson – Phoenix Mercury
- Sophie Cunningham – Connecticut Sun
- Alanna Smith – Washington Mystics
- Kristine Anigwe – Atlanta Dream
- Brianna Turner – Seattle Storm
- Natisha Hiedeman – Phoenix Mercury
- Marina Mabrey – New York Liberty
- Kianna Ibis – Chicago Sky
- Anriel Howard – Minnesota Lynx
- Maci Morris – Washington Mystics
- Kenisha Bell – Minnesota Lynx
- Danni Williams – Los Angeles Sparks
- Hallie Thome – Minnesota Lynx
- Jenna Allen – Michigan State
- Kennedy Burke – Washington Mystics
- Bridget Carleton – Atlanta Dream
- Kennedy Leonard – Seattle Storm
- Kayla Goth – Indiana Fever
- Maite Cazorla – New York Liberty
- Allazia Blockton – Chicago Sky
- Kitjia Laksa – Indiana Fever
- Amy Okonkwo – Dallas Wings
- Ciara Duffy – Minnesota Lynx
- Morgan Bertsch – Los Angeles Sparks
- Laura Stockton – Phoenix Mercury
- Teniya Page – Connecticut Sun
- Kiara Leslie – Washington Mystics
- Rosemarie Julien – Atlanta Dream
- Zykera Rice – Seattle Storm
The 2019 WNBA Draft Lottery will take place tonight during half time of the WNBA semi final game 2 (Washington vs Atlanta). The four worst teams in the league this season have the opportunity to grab a great college player in yet another deep WNBA draft class.
The four worst teams this season were the Indiana Fever, Chicago Sky, Las Vegas Aces and the New York Liberty. The lottery rules have shifted and instead of the 1 year record, it now accounts for 2 years (or seasons). So, this means that the Fever and the Sky have the best odds of landing a top 2 pick. The Las Vegas Aces improved significantly this season but can still land a top 3 pick. The “worst” odds out of all the teams belongs to the New York Liberty. The Liberty were great in 2017, and that great year will affect them for this draft lottery. However, it should be noted that finishing fourth in this year’s lottery is not that bad. There are a ton of talented players available and the Liberty should fare well.
Keeping all that in mind, I believe that lottery drawings are a luck of the draw. The Indiana Fever REALLY need this top pick and would be thrilled to have it. However, I do not think the Fever will win tonight. I have a feeling it will be the Chicago Sky who come away with the #1 overall pick. I think the Fever will pick #2, the Aces at #3 and the Liberty at #4 overall. (I could be totally wrong, and it could just be the Fever who finally manage to win the #1 overall pick)
Whatever team will end up winning the #1 overall pick in 2019, they will have plenty of talented senior college players to choose from. Players such as Teaira McCowan, Asia Durr, Arike Ogunbowale, Katie Lou Samuelson, Napheesa Collier, Kalani Brown and more. I tracked all of the college players for two years running and here was the latest on who the top overall junior player was for 2018.
This could change a WNBA teams fortune. So, who do you think will win the #1 overall pick? Tune in tonight to find out!