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