10th December 2023

There wasn’t a lot suspense within the 2023 WNBA Draft: from the second the Indiana Fever gained the rights to the No. 1 general choose within the lottery, South Carolina celebrity Aliyah Boston was all the time going to be the choice.

Boston gained a nationwide championship with the Gamecocks in 2022, and was additionally named nationwide participant of the 12 months throughout that junior season. Whereas South Carolina fell brief of their bid for back-to-back nationwide titles this 12 months — and Caitlin Clark stole nationwide participant of the 12 months honors away from Boston — there’s little doubt that the Fever simply landed a brand new franchise participant.

The Minnesota Lynx picked at No. 2, and so they did the wise factor by deciding on Maryland ahead Diamond Miller. Miller combines guard expertise on the perimeter with the dimensions of a ahead at 6’3, and she or he ought to be a fantastic constructing block for a corporation that misplaced long-time franchise icon Sylvia Fowles to retirement over the offseason.

Stephanie Soares, who was chosen at No. four by the Mystics, has one of the crucial fascinating tales on this draft class after beginning her profession on the NAIA degree popping out of Brazil. Whereas Soares is recovering from a torn ACL suffered after transferring to Iowa State, her dimension at 6’6 and perimeter ability set looks like an ideal match for at this time’s recreation.

For extra data on every prospect, try our 2023 WNBA mock draft which options detailed blurbs on each choose.

We’ll be protecting monitor of each choose within the 2023 WNBA Draft right here.

  1. Indiana Fever – Aliyah Boston, C, South Carolina
  2. Minnesota Lynx – Diamond Miller, F, Maryland
  3. Dallas Wings – Maddy Siegrist, F, Villanova
  4. Washington Mystics – Stephanie Soares, C, Iowa State (Soares traded to Dallas Wings for future first and second spherical picks)
  5. Dallas Wings – Lou Lopez Senechal, G/F, UConn
  6. Atlanta Dream – Haley Jones, G, Stanford
  7. Indiana Fever – Grace Berger, G, Indiana
  8. Atlanta Dream – Laeticia Amihere, C/F, South Carolina
  9. Seattle Storm – Jordan Horston, G, Tennessee
  10. Los Angeles Sparks – Zia Cooke, G, South Carolina
  11. Dallas Wings – Abby Meyers, G, Maryland
  12. Minnesota Lynx – Maia Hirsch, C/F, France

Right here’s the finished first spherical draft board:

13. Indiana Fever – Taylor Mikesell, G, Ohio State

14. Los Angeles Sparks – Shaneice Swain, G, Australia

15. Atlanta Dream – Leigha Brown, F, Michigan

16. Minnesota Lynx – Dorka Juhasz, C, UConn

17. Indiana Fever – LaDazhia Williams, F/C, LSU

18. Seattle Storm – Madi Williams, G, Oklahoma

19. Dallas Wings – Ashley Joens, C/F, Iowa State

20. Washington Mystics – Elena Tsineke, G, South Florida

21. Seattle Storm – Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, C, South Florida

22. Connecticut Solar – Alexis Morris, G, LSU

23. Chicago Sky – Kayana Traylor, G, Virginia Tech

24. Minnesota Lynx – Brea Beal, G, South Carolina

25. Indiana Fever – Victaria Saxton, F, South Carolina

26. Los Angeles Sparks – Monika Czinano, C, Iowa

27. Minnesota Lynx – Taylor Soule, G, Virginia Tech

28. Phoenix Mercury – Future Harden, G, Miami

29. Phoenix Mercry – Kadi Sissoko,

30. New York Liberty – Okako Adika, G, USC

31. Dallas Wings – Paige Robinson, F/C, Illinois State

32. Washington Mystics – Txell Alarcon, G, Spain

33. Seattle Storm – Jade Loville, G, Arizona

34. Connecticut Solar – Ashten Prechtel, C, Stanford

35. Chicago Sky – Kseniya Malashka, G, Center Tennessee

36. Las Vegas Aces – Brittany Davis, G, Alabama

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