2013 WNBA draft

The 2013 WNBA draft is the league's annual process for determining which teams receive the rights to negotiate with players entering the league. The draft was held on April 15, 2013 at the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut at 8:00 pm EDT. The first round was shown on ESPN2 (HD), with the second and third rounds shown on ESPNU.

2013 WNBA draft
General information
Date(s)April 15, 2013
LocationBristol, Connecticut
Network(s)ESPN2, ESPNU

Draft lottery

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top four picks in the 2013 draft occurred on September 26, 2012. For the first time in league history, the lottery was televised (during SportsCenter at 6:30 pm ET).

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2013 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:

Team 2012
Washington Mystics 5–29 442 .442 .316 .181 .062
Phoenix Mercury 7–27 276 .276 .310 .270 .144
Tulsa Shock 9–25 178 .178 .230 .317 .275
Chicago Sky 14–20 104 .104 .145 .232 .520
Shaded block denotes actual lottery result.

Invited players

The WNBA announced on April 11, 2013 that 12 players had been invited to attend the draft. Unless indicated otherwise, all players listed are Americans who played at U.S. colleges.[1]


Draft selections

PGPoint guard SGShooting guard SFSmall forward PFPower forward CCenter
! Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-WNBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-WNBA Team
# Denotes player who never played in the WNBA regular season or playoffs
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team
1 1 Brittney Griner * C United States Phoenix Mercury Baylor (Sr.)
1 2 Elena Delle Donne * G/F United States Chicago Sky Delaware (Sr.)
1 3 Skylar Diggins * G United States Tulsa Shock Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 4 Tayler Hill G United States Washington Mystics Ohio State (Sr.)
1 5 Kelsey Bone + C United States New York Liberty Texas A&M (Jr.)
1 6 Tianna Hawkins F United States Seattle Storm Maryland (Sr.)
1 7 Toni Young F United States New York Liberty (from Atl. via Was.) Oklahoma State (Sr.)
1 8 Kayla Alexander C Canada San Antonio Silver Stars Syracuse (Sr.)
1 9 Layshia Clarendon G United States Indiana Fever California (Sr.)
1 10 A'dia Mathies G United States Los Angeles Sparks Kentucky (Sr.)
1 11 Kelly Faris G United States Connecticut Sun Connecticut (Sr.)
1 12 Lindsey Moore G United States Minnesota Lynx Nebraska (Sr.)
2 13 Alex Bentley + G  United States Atlanta Dream (from Was.) Penn State (Sr.)
2 14 Sugar Rodgers G  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Phx.) Georgetown (Sr.)
2 15 Kamiko Williams G  United States New York Liberty (from Tul.) Tennessee (Sr.)
2 16 Davellyn Whyte G  United States San Antonio Silver Stars (from Chi.) Arizona (Sr.)
2 17 Nadirah McKenith G  United States Washington Mystics (from N.Y.) St. John's (Sr.)
2 18 Chelsea Poppens F  United States Seattle Storm Iowa State (Sr.)
2 19 Emma Meesseman + C  Belgium Washington Mystics (from Atl.) Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France)
2 20 Diandra Tchatchouang F  France San Antonio Silver Stars Perpignan (France)
2 21 Jasmine Hassell F  United States Indiana Fever Georgia (Sr.)
2 22 Brittany Chambers G  United States Los Angeles Sparks Kansas State (Sr.)
2 23 Anna Prins C  United States Connecticut Sun Iowa State (Sr.)
2 24 Chucky Jeffery G  United States Minnesota Lynx Colorado (Sr.)
3 25 Shenneika Smith G  Jamaica New York Liberty (from Was.) St. John's (Sr.)
3 26 Nikki Greene PF/C  United States Phoenix Mercury Penn State (Sr.)
3 27 Olcay Çakır G  Turkey New York Liberty (from Tul.) Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
3 28 Brooklyn Pope F  United States Chicago Sky Baylor (Sr.)
3 29 Angel Goodrich G  United States Tulsa Shock (from N.Y.) Kansas (Sr.)
3 30 Jasmine James G  United States Seattle Storm Georgia (Sr.)
3 31 Anne Marie Armstrong G/F  United States Atlanta Dream Georgia (Sr.)
3 32 Whitney Hand G  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Oklahoma (Sr.)
3 33 Jennifer George F  United States Indiana Fever Florida (Sr.)
3 34 Alina Iagupova [n 2] G  Ukraine Los Angeles Sparks Elizabeth-Basket Kivorograd (Ukraine)
3 35 Andrea Smith G  United States Connecticut Sun South Florida (Sr.)
3 36 Waltiea Rolle C  Bahamas Minnesota Lynx North Carolina (Sr.)


  1. Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
  2. Los Angeles's selection of Alina Iagupova was subsequently voided by the league due to her age, under Article XIII, section 1(d) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.[2]

Notable undrafted players

These players were not selected in the 2013 draft but have played at least one game in the WNBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Victoria Macaulay C  Australia Temple (Sr.)
Tierra Ruffin-Pratt G  United States North Carolina (Sr.)


  1. "2013 Draft Invitees" (Press release). Women's National Basketball Association. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013.
  2. Kacēns, Jānis (17 April 2013). "Alina Iagupova's WNBA draft selection has been voided". LoveWomensBasketball.com. Archived from the original on 2013-06-19. Retrieved 19 September 2013.
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