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WNBA Draft 2021 date, start time, order of selection, how to watch and more to know

A new WNBA season is fast approaching with training camps starting later this month. However, before we get to the games, it’s time for one of the league’s biggest annual events.

The 2021 WNBA Draft will take place once again virtually amid the COVID-19 pandemic. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the selections live on television and prospects will participate in the festivities remotely.

“The opportunity for these elite athletes to reach this pinnacle and share this special moment with their families, friends and WNBA fans, even in a virtual format, will be a truly memorable night, especially as we commemorate the league’s 25th season. and we continue to build momentum for the future of the league, “Engelbert said of this year’s draft.

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 WNBA Draft, including how to watch the event live.

When is the WNBA Draft in 2021?

  • Date: April 15, 2021
  • Hour: 7 pm ET

The 2021 WNBA Draft will take place on Thursday, April 15. The 2021 WNBA season begins on Friday, May 14.

WNBA Draft TV channel, how to broadcast live

You can watch the 2021 WNBA Draft on ESPN or stream it through the Watch ESPN app. Viewers can also create a personal experience through the WNBA app, which will feature a live chat room and a “Pick Your Pick” option for fans to vote on picks as the draft unfolds.

WNBA Preliminary Order 2021

First round

Choose Team
1. Dallas wings
two. Dallas wings
3. Atlanta dream
Four. Indiana fever
5. Dallas wings
6. New york liberty
7. Dallas wings
8. Chicago Sky
9. Minnesota Lynx
10. Los Angeles Sparks
eleven. Seattle Storm
12. Las Vegas Aces

Second round

Choose Team
13. Dallas wings
14. Las Vegas Aces
fifteen. Atlanta dream
sixteen. Chicago Sky
17. New york liberty
18. Seattle Storm
19. Indiana fever
twenty. Connecticut Sun
twenty-one. Connecticut Sun
22. Los Angeles Sparks
2. 3. Seattle Storm
24. Indiana fever

Third round

Choose Team
25. New york liberty
26. Indiana fever
27. Atlanta dream
28. Los Angeles Sparks
29. New york liberty
30. Connecticut Sun
31. Indiana fever
32. Phoenix Mercury
33. Indiana fever
3. 4. Los Angeles Sparks
35. Seattle Storm
36. Las Vegas Aces

Overall record for No. 1 picks in the WNBA Draft

Year Player School club Team selection
2020 Sabrina Ionescu Oregon New york liberty
2019 Young jackie Our lady Las Vegas Aces
2018 A’ja Wilson South Carolina Las Vegas Aces
2017 Kelsey Plum Washington San Antonio stars
2016 Breanna Stewart UConn Seattle Storm
2015. Jewell loyd Our lady Seattle Storm
2014 Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Connecticut Sun
2013 Brittney griner Baylor Phoenix Mercury
2012 Nneka ogwumike Stanford Los Angeles Sparks
2011 Maya moore UConn Minnesota Lynx
2010 Tina charles UConn Connecticut Sun (from Liberty, through Sparks, through Lynx)
2009 Angel McCoughtry Louisville Atlanta dream
2008 Candace parker Tennessee Los Angeles Sparks
2007 Lindsey harding Duke Phoenix Mercury (to Lynx)
2006 Seimone augustus LSU Minnesota Lynx
2005 Janel McCarville Minnesota Charlotte stinger
2004 Diana Taurasi UConn Phoenix Mercury
2003 LaToya Thomas Mississippi State Cleveland Rockers
2002 Sue bird UConn Seattle Storm
2001 Lauren jackson Canberra (Australia) Seattle Storm
2000 Ann wauters Valenciennes (France) Cleveland Rockers
1999 Chamique Claw Tennessee Washington Mystics
1998 Margo dydek Fota Porta Gdynia (Poland) Utah Starzz
1997 Tina Thompson USC Houston Kites

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