For the second straight year, the New York Liberty will select first overall in the WNBA draft after winning Friday night's lottery, which was presented on ESPN at halftime of the game between Louisville and DePaul.
Accounting for previous trades, here's how the order of the first round stands:
|1||New York Liberty|
|5||Dallas Wings (via WAS)|
|6||Phoenix Mercury (via CON)|
|7||Dallas Wings (via CHI)|
|8||Chicago Sky (via PHO)|
|10||Los Angeles Sparks|
|12||Las Vega Aces|
The Liberty selected Oregon phenom Sabrina Ionescu first overall in 2020. However, the rookie season for the NCAA's all-time triple-doubler leader was cut short after she suffered a grade 3 ankle sprain in only her third professional appearance.
Senior Cardinals point guard Dana Evans could also find herself in contention for a high selection. Heading into the game versus DePaul, the 5-foot-6 floor general had averaged 17.5 points and 6.5 assists through two appearances.