2022 WNBA Draft: Dream select Howard with No. 1 overall pick

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The Atlanta Dream used their newly acquired first overall pick to select Kentucky's Rhyne Howard in the 2022 WNBA Draft on Monday night.

Howard became the first player in Kentucky history to be taken with the top selection in the WNBA. She was voted as a first-team All-American this season for the No. 6 seed Wildcats.

At No. 2, the Indiana Fever took Baylor star NaLyssa Smith with the first of their four first-round picks. The Washington Mystics chose Ole Miss' Shakira Austin third.

Here are the full results from the draft:

Round 1

Pick Team Player School/Country
1 Dream Rhyne Howard Kentucky
2 Fever NaLyssa Smith Baylor
3 Mystics Shakira Austin Ole Miss
4 Fever Emily Engstler Louisville
5 Liberty Nyara Sabally Oregon
6 Fever Lexie Hull Stanford
7 Wings Veronica Burton Northwestern
8 Aces Mya Hollingshed Colorado
9 Sparks Rae Burrell Tennessee
10 Fever Queen Egbo Baylor
11 Aces Kierstan Bell Florida Gulf Coast
12 Sun Nia Clouden Michigan State

Round 2

Pick Team Player School/Country
13 Aces Khayla Pointer LSU
14 Mystics Christyn Williams UConn
15 Dream Naz Hillmon Michigan
16 Sparks Kianna Smith Louisville
17 Storm Elissa Cunane North Carolina State
18 Liberty Lorela Cubaj Georgia Tech
19 Sparks Olivia Nelson-Ododa UConn
20 Fever Destanni Henderson South Carolina
21 Storm Evina Westbrook UConn
22 Lynx Kayla Jones North Carolina State
23 Aces Aisha Sheppard Virginia Tech
24 Sun Jordan Lewis Baylor

Round 3

Pick Team Player School/Country
25 Fever Ameshya Williams-Holiday Jackson State
26 Mercury Maya Dodson Notre Dame
27 Sparks Amy Atwell Hawaii
28 Lynx Hannah Sjerven South Dakota
29 Liberty Sika Kone Mali
30 Wings Jasmine Dickey Delaware
31 Wings Jazz Bond North Florida
32 Mercury Macee Williams IUPUI
33 Storm Jade Melbourne Australia
34 Fever Ali Patberg Indiana
35 Aces Faustine Aifuwa LSU
36 Sun Kiara Smith Florida

The WNBA season is set to tip off on May 6.

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