The 2018 WNBA Draft is set for Thursday April 12. Below, check out first-round projections, top players and the full order, as well as a 2018 WNBA Mock Draft.
The Las Vegas Aces have the No. 1 overall pick in the draft. South Carolina’s A’ja Wilson is widely expected to be the first pick in the draft.
2018 WNBA Mock Draft: First-round projections, top players
- Las Vegas Aces: A’ja Wilson, C, South Carolina: Wilson led South Carolina to a national championship in 2017 and this year was National Player of the Year. As a senior, Wilson averaged 22.6 points and 11.8 rebounds per game.
- Indiana Fever: Gabby Williams, F, UConn: Williams was one of the most versatile players in college basketball and should be an excellent two-way player in the WNBA.
- Chicago Sky: Kelsey Mitchell, G, Ohio State: Mitchell finished her career with 3,402 points, and giving her the second-most all-time in NCAA Division I history.
- Chicago Sky: Azura Stevens, C, UConn: Stevens declared for the draft after her junior year. She averaged 14.7 points per game for the Huskies.
- Seattle Storm:Diamond DeShields, G, Tennessee/Turkey: DeShields played her first two seasons at Tennessee before playing with the Turkish professional team Cukurova.
- Dallas Wings: Jordin Canada, G, UCLA
- Washington Mystics Victoria Vivians, G, Mississippi State
- Indiana Feve Kia Nurse, G, UConn
- Connecticut Sun: Lexie Brown, G, Duke
- New York Liberty: Maria Vadeeva, C, Russia
- Los Angeles Sparks: Marie Gulich, C, Oregon State
- Phoenix Mercury: Monique Billings, F, UCLA
2018 WNBA Draft: Order
1. Las Vegas Aces
2. Indiana Fever
3. Chicago Sky
4. Chicago Sky
5. Seattle Storm
6. Dallas Wings
7. Washington Mystics
8. Indiana Fever
9. Connecticut Sun
10. New York Liberty
11. Los Angeles Sparks
12. Phoenix Mercury
13. Las Vegas Aces
14. Indiana Fever
15. Connecticut Sun
16. Atlanta Dream
17. Minnesota Lynx
18. Dallas Wings
19. Washington Mystics
20. Phoenix Mercury
21. Phoenix Mercury
22. New York Liberty
23. Los Angeles Sparks
24. Minnesota Lynx
25. Las Vegas Aces
26. Phoenix Mercury
27. Atlanta Dream
28. Chicago Sky
29. Seattle Storm
30. Dallas Wings
31. Washington Mystics
32. Las Vegas Aces
33. Connecticut Sun
34. New York Liberty
35. Los Angeles Sparks
36. Minnesota Lynx
2018 WNBA Draft: No. 1 picks history
- 1997: Tina Thompson, USC, Houston Comets
- 1998: Margo Dydek, Poland, Utah Starzz
- 1999: Chamique Holdsclaw, Tennessee, Washington Mystics
- 2000: Ann Wauters, Belgium, Cleveland Rockers
- 2001: Lauren Jackson, Australia, Seattle Storm
- 2002: Sue Bird, UConn, Seattle Storm
- 2003: LaToya Thomas, Mississippi State, Cleveland Rockers
- 2004: Diana Taurasi, UConn, Phoenix Mercury
- 2005: Janel McCarville, Minnesota, Charlotte Sting
- 2006: Seimone Augustus, LSU, Minnesota Lynx
- 2007: Lindsey Harding, Duke, Phoenix Mercury (traded to Minnesota Lynx)
- 2008: Candace Parker, Tennessee, Los Angeles Sparks
- 2009: Angel McCoughtry, Louisville, Atlanta Dream
- 2010: Tina Charles, UConn, Connecticut Sun
- 2011: Maya Moore, UConn, Minnesota Lynx
- 2012: Nneka Ogwumike, Stanford, Los Angeles Sparks
- 2013: Brittney Griner, Baylor, Phoenix Mercury
- 2014: Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford, Connecticut Storm
- 2015: Jewell Loyd, Notre Dame, Seattle Storm
- 2016: Breanna Stewart, UConn, Seattle Storm
- 2017: Kelsey Plum, Washington, San Antonio Stars
2018 WNBA Draft: Date, time
The 2018 WNBA Draft starts at 7 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 12. The draft will be held at Nike New York Headquarters in New York City.
2018 WNBA Draft: TV channels
The 2018 WNBA Draft will be on two different channels this year. The first round will be televised by ESPN2. The second and third rounds will then be on ESPNU.
- ESPN2: First round (7 to 8 p.m. ET on Thursday, April 12)
- ESPNU: Second and third rounds (8-9 p.m. on Thursday, April 12).