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

2024 WNBA Draft Version 1.0

Caitlin Clark of the Iowa Hawkeyes.

Since releasing WNBA Draft Version 1.0, I’ve gotten to thinking about future WNBA Mock Drafts as well. I asked my Twitter followers via a Twitter poll and a large majority of my Twitter followers agreed. So, here it is! I’ve released the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 two days ago and the 2023 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 yesterday. I conclude this WNBA Mock Draft exercise with the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft.

Currently, the players who are going to be involved in the 2024 WNBA Draft are freshmen. They have just started playing college basketball and in a season unlike any other with many cancellations and postponements. Some teams have also stopped playing altogether. But, this freshmen class is very good. Loaded actually. There are some potentially franchise altering stars in this class.

Since these players are just freshmen, they will grow and get better over the next three years. Since it is the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft, I will update this draft next year, then in 2023 and then in 2024 when their draft will take place. We will see which players increased their stock or fell to the bottom.

I hope you have enjoyed all of these future WNBA Mock Drafts. They are designed to help think about the WNBA’s future and to see the potential in these young college basketball players.

2024 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Caitlin Clark – Iowa
  2. Paige Bueckers – Connecticut
  3. Hailey Van Lith – Louisville
  4. Olivia Cochran – Louisville
  5. Angel Reese – Maryland
  6. Cameron Brink – Stanford
  7. Kamilla Cardoso – Syracuse
  8. Deja Kelly – North Carolina
  9. Diamond Johnson – Rutgers
  10. Charlisse Leger -Walker – Washington State
  11. Maddy Westbeld – Notre Dame
  12. Lexi Fleming – Bowling Green

SECOND ROUND

  1. Lexi Donarski – Iowa State
  2. Katie Scott – Grand Canyon
  3. JerKaila Jordan – Tulane
  4. Te-Hina Paopao – Oregon
  5. Emily Ryan – Iowa State
  6. Aaliyah Edwards – Connecticut
  7. Priscilla Williams – Syracuse
  8. Darrione Rogers – DePaul
  9. Jaddan Simmons – Arizona State
  10. Sydney Parrish – Oregon
  11. Gabby Elliot – Clemson
  12. Madison Scott – Ole Miss

THIRD ROUND

  1. Sydney Gandy – Idaho
  2. Sammi Mikonwicz – Toledo
  3. Alexis Mark – Boise State
  4. Vanessa de Jesus – Duke
  5. D’Mya Tucker – North Carolina A&T
  6. Anya Poole – North Carolina
  7. Sasha Goforth – Oregon State
  8. Hannah Gusters – Baylor
  9. DeYona Gaston – Texas
  10. Tameiya Sadler – Washington
  11. Tuti Jones – Belmont
  12. Destinee Wells – Belmont

2023 WNBA Draft Version 1.0

aliyah boston of south carolina

Since releasing the 2021 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0, I’ve gotten to thinking about looking at future WNBA Mock Drafts just because there is is simply so much talent coming out these next few years. I released the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0 yesterday and now we move onto the year 2023.

These players are currently sophomores and have a year under their belt. There are many talented sophomores currently in college and some of them have started to play really well. Since they are just sophomores, they have a chance to keep growing and getting better.

I thought it would be fun to see right now just where certain players would be taken in a WNBA Draft. Obviously, since this draft will take place two years from now, we don’t know the draft order or what teams will be on the clock. Just like the 2022 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0, I plan on releasing an updated version next year so we can see which players fell or increased their stock. Since it is 2023, I will release another updated version in 2023 as well.

I will have the 2024 WNBA Mock Draft come out tomorrow and will conclude this fun WNBA Mock Draft exercise. I hope you enjoy these since the talent of these college players keep getting better every year.

2023 WNBA Mock Draft Version 1.0

FIRST ROUND

  1. Aliyah Boston – South Carolina
  2. Haley Jones – Stanford
  3. Lavender Briggs – Florida
  4. Ashley Owusu – Maryland
  5. Diamond Miller – Maryland
  6. Nyara Sabally – Oregon
  7. Charisma Osborne – UCLA
  8. Francesca Belibi – Stanford
  9. Maddy Siegrist – Villanova
  10. Rickea Jackson – Mississippi State
  11. Elizabeth Kitley – Virginia Tech
  12. Jakia Brown-Turner – NC State

SECOND ROUND

  1. Zia Cooke – South Carolina
  2. Dre’una Edwards – Kentucky
  3. Laeticia Amihere – South Carolina
  4. Samantha Brunelle – Notre Dame
  5. Ajha Blackwell – Missouri
  6. Taylor Jones – Oregon State
  7. Madison Greene – Ohio State
  8. Jordan Nixon – Texas A&M
  9. Jada Boyd – NC State
  10. Mackenzie Holmes – Indiana
  11. Jacy Sheldon – Ohio State
  12. Aubrey Griffin – Connecticut

THIRD ROUND

  1. Haley Frank – Missouri
  2. McKenna Warnock – Iowa
  3. Kierstan Bell – FGCU
  4. Brynna Maxwell – Utah
  5. Shaylee Gonzales – BYU
  6. Elena Tsinke – South Florida
  7. Ayoka Lee – Kansas State
  8. Alyza Winston – Michigan State
  9. Sedona Prince – Oregon
  10. Koi Love – Vanderbilt
  11. Dyaisha Fair – Buffalo
  12. Katia Gallegos – UTEP

2020 WNBA Mock Draft Version 3.0

megan walker, connecticut, 2020 wnba draft

We are now in March and normally around this time, the NCAA Tournament would be kicking off. Unfortunately due to the corona virus spreading across the world, the tournament was cancelled. It was for good reasons, although I, like many others were crushed since the NCAA tourney brings so many good memories and great performances. It also allows seniors to raise their stock and for the WNBA general managers to see what certain players are made of.

It also makes junior Megan Walker’s decision to join the draft early somewhat intriguing because there is still no word on whether or not the WNBA season will be cancelled and how they will deal with the draft which is happening in less than a month

I debated on whether or not to publish this latest version of the WNBA Mock Draft, but I thought my subscribers deserved a treat since I am not releasing it on Twitter and Instagram, so if you are viewing this post, it means you are viewing my blog and for that, I appreciate it. If you would like to view past versions (Version 1.0 and Version 2.0) you may do so here for Version 1.0 and here for Version 2.0. Thanks for your continued support!

ROUND ONE

  1. New York  Liberty- Sabrina Ionescu
  2. Dallas Wings – Satou Sabally
  3. Indiana Fever – Chennedy Carter**
  4. Atlanta Dream – Lauren Cox
  5. Dallas Wings – Megan Walker
  6. Minnesota Lynx – Tyasha Harris
  7. Dallas Wings – Ruthy Hebard
  8. Chicago Sky – Beatrice Mompremier
  9. Dallas Wings – Kiah Gillespie
  10. Phoenix – Mikiah Herbert Harrigan
  11. Seattle Storm -Crystal Dangerfield
  12. Washington –  Bella Alarie

ROUND TWO

  1. New York Liberty – Te’a Cooper
  2. Indiana Fever – Joyner Holmes
  3. Dallas Wings – Kathleen Doyle
  4. Minnesota Lynx – Nicki Ekhomu
  5. Atlanta Dream – Kaila Charles
  6. Phoenix Mercury – Mikayla Pivec
  7. Seattle Storm – Nausia Woolfolk
  8. Los Angeles Sparks – Haley Gorecki
  9. Dallas Wings – Leaonna Odom
  10. Los Angeles Sparks – Japreece Dean
  11. Connecticut Sun – Stephanie Jones
  12. Washington Mystics – Jocelyn Willoughby

ROUND THREE

  1. Atlanta Dream – Sara Rhine
  2. New York Liberty – Ciara Duffy
  3. Atlanta Dream – Becca Hittner
  4. Indiana Fever – Taryn McCutcheon
  5. Phoenix Mercury – Ja’Tavia Tapley
  6. Chicago Sky – Reili Richardson
  7. Seattle Storm – Katie Campbell
  8. Chicago Sky – Kylee Shook
  9. Las Vegas Aces – Jazmine Jones
  10. Los Angeles – Nadia Fingall
  11. Connecticut – Jordan Danberry
  12. Washington – Juicy Landrum

2020 WNBA Mock Draft Version 2.0

Satou Sabally is a top 2 pick after she declared early for the 2020 WNBA Draft held in April.

It has been one month since the first version was published and much has changed in the world of women’s college basketball as well in the WNBA. WNBA Free Agency shook up a large majority of WNBA rosters and many draft picks were traded. I will have two more versions of this 2020 WNBA Mock Draft which will be released monthly. One in March which will be released sometime during the NCAA Tournament and the final WNBA Mock Draft which will come out one week before the WNBA Draft held in April.

Dallas has the most WNBA draft picks this year so they will have a lot of tough decisions to make moving forward. Some players have played their way into the 2020 WNBA Mock Draft such as Duke’s Haley Gorecki and Leaonna Odom. Some have played their way off this mock draft. Of the draft eligible juniors, I included just one this time as Satou Sabally has already declared for the draft and the other possible early junior (Aarion McDonald) may not declare early. Some players have moved up and down since the previous month due to the team’s needs changing as well as their play on the court.

For the potential draftees, making the roster for this year could prove to be very tough as spots are very limited due to all the new signings as well as contract extensions. Some teams may only carry 11 players. It may take some of these potential draftees two to three years to make the roster, if they still desire to play in the WNBA some day.

ROUND ONE

  1. Sabrina Ionescu – PG – Oregon  – New York Liberty

Another month, the top pick is still Sabrina Ionescu from Oregon. The New York Liberty need some good news after rumors of Tina Charles potentially moving on came to be during WNBA Free Agency. Sabrina Ionescu can provide that new spark. Most importantly, she can provide leadership and give the Liberty a possible new franchise corner stone. She recently became the first women or men’s college basketball player to reach 2000 points, 1000 assists and 1000 rebounds in their career and I don’t think she is done yet.

2.  Satou Sabally – SF – Oregon – Dallas Wings

Unofficially last month, I included Satou Sabally in my first version of the 2020 WNBA Mock Draft. I had her originally going fourth overall to the Atlanta Dream, but Sabally has been on a tear since then. Her declaring early had to do with some financial situation in her family but it still a great move because the Dallas Wings can now take her and help the Wings elevate their franchise a little bit after a lot of veterans left during WNBA Free Agency. She is just scratching the surface of her potential and between her and Cox, I think the Wings should lean towards Satou Sabally.

3. Lauren Cox – PF/C – Baylor – Indiana Fever

With the declaration of Satou Sabally declaring early, this opens up the spot for Indiana to grab Lauren Cox. Cox would normally be a top 2 pick in this draft, but she slides now down to the 3rd spot. The Fever could use her as a starter and help facilitate their offense as Cox is an excellent passer offensively. The Fever can do so much with what Lauren Cox brings to the table, that they should not pass on her if they are given the chance. She’s still a very good and talented player.

4.  Beatrice Mompremier – PF/C – Miami – Atlanta Dream

Last month, I had Satou Sabally as the #4 pick overall. In that past month, as I have stated before above, Sabally has increased her stock. Not only that, the next best available player is draft eligible junior Chennedy Carter. But the Atlanta Dream don’t need Carter anymore. They have acquired Courtney Williams in free agency and still have some talented guards on their roster. There is no space for Carter. However, there is still some space for fowards and centers and the best player available for that position is Beatrice Mompremier. She recently just got back to playing form as she was injured a large majority of the year. She will be in top shape come draft time and the Dream could use her off the bench to help develop her game slowly so she can get improve and get better.

5. Ruthy Hebard – PF – Oregon – Dallas Wings

Last month, this pick belonged to the Phoenix Mercury but it now belongs to the Dallas Wings. The Dallas Wings already had pick #2 and have already a loaded roster. Some are on training camp contracts and the Wings have talented guards already on their roster so putting Chennedy Carter on this team does not make any sense either. The Wings should take Ruthy Hebard with their fifth pick but she will be in tough competition to make the final roster as she will be in competition with four other power forwards/centers trying to make the team.

6. Chennedy Carter** – SG – Texas A&M – Minnesota Lynx

Chennedy Carter has not declared yet for the draft, but if she does, she now falls down two spots from last month. Not because of her talent, but because of the WNBA teams reshuffling their rosters during WNBA Free Agency. The Minnesota Lynx just recently acquired Rachel Banham from Connecticut in a sign and trade but Carter still play well on this team. She can help give Minnesota Lynx another star besides Napheesa Collier and Sylvia Fowles.

  • 7. Te’a Cooper – SG – Baylor – Dallas Wings
  • 8. Tyasha Harris – PG – South Carolina – Chicago Sky
  • 9. Kiah Gillespie – SF – Florida State – Dallas Wings
  • 10. Crystal Dangerfield – PG – Connecticut – Phoenix Mercury
  • 11. Kaila Charles – SG – Maryland – Seattle Storm
  • 12. Bella Alarie – SF – Princeton – Washington Mystics

ROUND TWO

  1. Kathleen Doyle – New York Liberty
  2. Jocelyn Willoughby – Minnesota Lynx
  3. Mikayla Pivec – Dallas Wings
  4. Mikiah Herbert Harrigan – Indiana Fever
  5. Joyner Holmes – Atlanta Dream
  6. Haley Gorecki – Phoenix Mercury
  7. Nicki Ekhomu – Seattle Storm
  8. Sara Rhine – Los Angeles Sparks
  9. Becca Hittner – Dallas Wings
  10. Japreece Dean – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Stephanie Jones – Connecticut Sun
  12. Brittany Brewer – Washington Mystics

ROUND THREE

  1. Nausia Woolfolk – Atlanta Dream
  2. Ciara Duffy – New York Liberty
  3. Leaonna Odom – Atlanta Dream
  4. Taryn McCutcheon – Indiana Fever
  5. Ja’Tavia Tapley – Phoenix Mercury
  6. Reili Richardson – Chicago Sky
  7. Katie Campbell – Seattle Storm
  8. Kylee Shook – Chicago Sky
  9. Jazmine Jones – Las Vegas Aces
  10. Nadia Fingall – Los Angeles Sparks
  11. Jordan Danberry – Connecticut Sun
  12. Juicy Landrum – Washington Mystics