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WNBA Draft: See all 36 picks, starting with Caitlin Clark

In Sports
April 16, 2024

After a historic NCAA tournament, women’s college basketball’s best and brightest took their next step Monday night in the WNBA Draft in New York.

Caitlin Clark started the night by going No. 1 overall to the Indiana Fever after helping Iowa to the national championship game in back-to-back seasons.

Clark finished her college career averaging 31.6 points and 8.9 assists per game, both of which led the country.

Stanford’s Cameron Brink was next, going to the Los Angeles Sparks, and Kamilla Cardoso from South Carolina went No. 3 to the Chicago Sky.

After an illustrious collegiate career at LSU, Angel Reese was selected by the Sky with the seventh pick, joining Cardoso in the frontcourt rotation.

It was an incredible evening for the WNBA, with commissioner Cathy Engelbert saying she was “pretty confident” the league will expand to 16 teams by the 2028 season.

Engelbert said Philadelphia, Toronto, Denver, Nashville and South Florida are potential landing spots for expansion teams.

WNBA Draft order

First round

1. Indiana Fever: Caitlin Clark, PG, Iowa

2. Los Angeles Sparks: Cameron Brink, PF, Stanford

3. Chicago Sky: Kamilla Cardosa, C, South Carolina

4. Los Angeles Sparks: Rickea Jackson, SF, Tennessee

5. Dallas Wings: Jacy Sheldon, SG, Ohio State

6. Washington Mystics: Aaliyah Edwards, UConn

7. Chicago Sky: Angel Reese, F, LSU

8. Minnesota Lynx: Alissa Pili, F, Utah

9. Dallas Wings: Carla Leite, SG, France

10. Connecticut Sun: Leïla Lacan, PG, France

11. New York Liberty: Marquesha Davis, SF, Ole Miss

12. Atlanta Dream: Nyadiew Puoch, PF, Australia

Second round

13. Chicago Sky: Brynna Maxwell, G, Gonzaga

14. Seattle Storm: Nika Mühl, PG, UConn

15. Indiana Fever: Celeste Taylor, PG, Ohio State

16. Las Vegas Aces: Dyaisha Fiar, G, Syracuse

17. New York Liberty: Esmery Martinez, PF, Arizona

18. Las Vegas Aces: Kate Martin, SG, Iowa

19. Connecticut Sun: Taiyanna Jackson, C, Kansas

20. Atlanta Dream: Isobel Borlase, PG, Australia

21. Washington Mystics: Kaylynne Truong, PG, Gonzaga

22. Connecticut Sun: Helena Pueyo, PG, Arizona

23. New York Liberty: Jessika Carter, C, Mississippi State

24. Las Vegas Aces: Elizabeth Kitley, C, Virginia Tech

Third round

25. Phoenix Mercury: Charisma Osborne, PG, UCLA

26. Seattle Storm: Mackenzie Holmes, PF, Indiana

27. Indiana Fever: Leilani Correa, PG, Florida

28. Los Angeles Sparks: McKenzie Forbes, SF, USC

29. Phoenix Mercury: Jaz Shelley, SG, Nebraska

30. Washington Mystics: Nastja Claessens, SG, Belgium

31. Minnesota Lynx: Kiki Jefferson, SG, Louisville

32. Atlanta Dream: Matilde Villa, SG, Italy

33. Dallas Wings: Ashley Owusu, SG, Penn State

34. Connecticut Sun: Abbey Hsu, SG, Columbia

35. New York Liberty: Kaitlyn Davis, PF, USC

36. Las Vegas Aces: Angel Jackson, C, Jackson State

Live52 updates

  • Another sweet moment seeing the Aces draft Kate Martin out of the crowd. Martin attended the draft with Iowa teammate Gabbie Marshall to support Clark. She played for five seasons after redshirting as a freshman and is referred to as “the glue” for doing anything the Hawkeyes needed. Martin’s family is not in attendance, but after speaking with ESPN’s Holly Rowe she received big hugs from Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder, Anne Nizzi-Clark, Brent Clark and Caitlin’s brothers, Colin and Blake. Former Iowa Naismith winner Megan Gustafson is also in Las Vegas. The two missed each other by one year at Iowa.

  • Dyaisha Fair feels like a fitting pick for Las Vegas. Aces head coach Becky Hammon knows what it’s like to be an undersized and overlooked point guard with a will to be great. It could be a great learning opportunity for Fair to play behind Chelsea Gray (who often takes a coach role in practices) and learn from Hammon. She’s third on the all-time NCAA DI scoring list.

  • Nika Mühl showed out in that Final Four defensive performance against Caitlin Clark. If she sticks on the Seattle roster, she’ll learn behind veteran point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith. Very special moment for her, and clearly for her UConn teammates Paige Bueckers and Azzi Fudd watching from the gallery.

  • Angel Reese brings it all the way back to high school describing first playing against Kamilla Cardoso, her new teammate. Said she’s excited to see the Chicago frontcourt duo against the Los Angeles duo of Cameron Brink and Rickea Jackson.

  • One important point on the back-to-back international picks by Dallas and Connecticut. Teams will often draft-and-stash these players to bring onto the roster in a later season. They might do it because of a lack of roster room this year or with the knowledge that a player isn’t ready to join the WNBA yet while they remain with their Olympic teams or domestic teams.

  • Jacy Sheldon is speaking with reporters. She’s the first big surprise off the board to Dallas and brings strong defense. The Wings are on the cusp of breaking into the top four teams. They lacked experience in last year’s postseason with a young group built around Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally.

  • Teresa Weatherspoon has a frontcourt of the future in Chicago after the franchise drafted Kamilla Cardoso at No. 3 and Angel Reese in No. 7.

    “Nobody’s going to get no rebounds on us,” Cardoso said minutes after Reese went off the board.

    She also takes a maybe inadvertent dig at the local New York media saying she’s never been to Chicago, but heard it has some of the best pizza.

  • Angel Reese: “I am excited to play with Kamilla [Cardoso]. I have been playing against her since high school.”

  • Rickea Jackson having two outfits tonight — one for the Orange Carpet and one for her selection — is such a baller move.

  • Cameron Brink said she facetimed Steph Curry, her godbrother, about five minutes before the WNBA Draft show started. She also called Seth Curry. “He hung up on me immediately, because that’s Seth, but he called me right back.”

  • Fever general manager Lin Dunn told me last summer before the team won the Clark lottery that she would be disappointed if they didn’t make the playoffs in 2024.

    “That’s definitely our goal is to get back to championship habits,” Clark said.

    Indiana last made the postseason in 2016 with Hall of Famer Tamika Catchings. Clark said she vividly remembers Catchings on the broadcast during her freshman year games at Iowa.

    “I was tweaking out,” Clark said. “I couldn’t believe she was calling one of my games.”

  • Caitlin Clark is speaking with the media after going No. 1. She said she thinks her passing ability will be what translates to the WNBA and she’s heading to an organization with one of the best post players “in the entire world.” “My point guard eyes just light up at that.”

  • Happy draft night from the Brooklyn Academy of Music. So far it’s gone to plan with Caitlin Clark heading to Indiana (to much applause in the event space) and Cameron Brink going to the Los Angeles Sparks. It’s a fitting situation for both in terms of talent as well as geography.

  • How to watch the WNBA Draft

    The madness of the women’s NCAA Tournament has come to an end, and now it’s time for the 2024 WNBA Draft. This year, all eyes are on Caitlin Clark, the presumptive No. 1 draft pick and now-former Iowa Hawkeyes guard who currently holds the record for all-time NCAA Division I men’s and women’s scoring leader (among others). But Clark isn’t the only NCAA basketball star stepping onto the pros’ court this season. LSU’s Angel Reese declared her intent for the draft through her own profile in Vogue. Clark and Reese are joined by Stanford’s Cameron Brink, South Carolina’s Kamilla Cardoso, Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson and Connecticut’s Aaliyah Edwards.

    Are you ready to watch the 2024 WNBA Draft tonight? Here’s everything you need to know, including where Caitlin Clark will end up, the full draft order, where to stream the WNBA Draft and more.

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