2017 WNBA draft

The 2017 WNBA draft was the league's draft for the 2017 WNBA season. On March 30, the WNBA announced that the draft would take place on April 13 in New York at Samsung 837.[1]

2017 WNBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)April 13, 2017
LocationSamsung 837, New York City
Network(s)ESPN2 (First Round)
ESPNU (Second and Third Rounds)
Overview
LeagueWNBA

Draft lottery

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top four picks in the 2017 draft occurred on September 28, 2016. The winner of the lottery, the San Antonio Stars, picked first.[2]

Lottery chances

All odds out of 1,000 based on percentages (the 11-12-13-14 combination is ignored).

This is the fourth time that the lottery was won by the team that had the highest odds. The lottery odds were based on combined records from the 2015 and 2016 WNBA seasons. The San Antonio Stars, with the worst two-year record, were guaranteed no worse than the third pick.

Draft

First round

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
1 Kelsey Plum  United States San Antonio Stars Washington
2 Alaina Coates  United States Chicago Sky[lower-alpha 1] South Carolina
3 Evelyn Akhator  Nigeria Dallas Wings Kentucky
4 Allisha Gray  United States Dallas Wings[lower-alpha 2] South Carolina
5 Nia Coffey  United States San Antonio Stars[lower-alpha 3] Northwestern
6 Shatori Walker-Kimbrough  United States Washington Mystics[lower-alpha 4] Maryland
7 Brittney Sykes  United States Atlanta Dream Syracuse
8 Brionna Jones  United States Connecticut Sun[lower-alpha 5] Maryland
9 Tori Jankoska  United States Chicago Sky Michigan State
10 Kaela Davis  United States Dallas Wings[lower-alpha 6] South Carolina
11 Sydney Wiese  United States Los Angeles Sparks[lower-alpha 7] Oregon State
12 Alexis Jones  United States Minnesota Lynx Baylor

Second round

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
13 Shayla Cooper  United States Connecticut Sun Ohio State
14 Lindsay Allen  United States New York Liberty Notre Dame
15 Alexis Peterson  United States Seattle Storm[lower-alpha 8] Syracuse
16 Leticia Romero  Spain Connecticut Sun Florida State
17 Erica McCall  United States Indiana Fever[lower-alpha 9] Stanford
18 Jennie Simms  United States Washington Mystics[lower-alpha 10] Old Dominion
19 Jordan Reynolds  United States Atlanta Dream Tennessee
20 Feyonda Fitzgerald  United States Indiana Fever Temple
21 Chantel Osahor  United States Chicago Sky Washington
22 Ronni Williams  United States Indiana Fever[lower-alpha 11] Florida
23 Breanna Lewis  United States Dallas Wings[lower-alpha 12] Kansas State
24 Lisa Berkani  France Minnesota Lynx USO Mondeville (France)

Third round

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
25 Schaquilla Nunn  United States San Antonio Stars Tennessee
26 Saniya Chong  United States Dallas Wings Connecticut
27 Mehryn Kraker  United States Washington Mystics Green Bay
28 Jessica January  United States Connecticut Sun DePaul
29 Alexis Prince  United States Phoenix Mercury Baylor
30 Lanay Montgomery  United States Seattle Storm West Virginia
31 Oderah Chidom  United States Atlanta Dream Duke
32 Adrienne Motley  United States Indiana Fever Miami
33 Makayla Epps  United States Chicago Sky Kentucky
34 Kai James  United States New York Liberty Florida State
35 Saicha Grant-Allen  Canada Los Angeles Sparks Dayton
36 Tahlia Tupaea  Australia Minnesota Lynx Sydney Uni Flames (Australia)

Notable prospects

On November 29, 2016, WNBA.com posted notable prospects for the draft. The list included:[11]

On April 6, 2017, the WNBA released the names of the players who would be invited to be in attendance at the draft through their @WNBA Twitter account: [12]

Post-draft day trades

  • Chicago Sky trade the draft rights of Chantel Osahor to the Minnesota Lynx for Keisha Hampton.[13]

Footnotes

  1. The Mystics traded this pick to Chicago in exchange for Elena Delle Donne. Chicago also received Stefanie Dolson and Kahleah Copper.[3]
  2. The Wings received this pick and the 23rd pick from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for Odyssey Sims and the 11th pick. The Sparks originally received this pick, Chelsea Gray, and two picks in the 2016 WNBA Draft from the Connecticut Sun in exchange for Jonquel Jones and a pick in the 2016 Draft.[4]
  3. The Stars received this pick and Isabelle Harrison from the Phoenix Mercury in exchange for Danielle Robinson..[5]
  4. The Mystics received this pick from the Seattle Storm as part of a three-way trade involving the New York Liberty; Washington received the 6th and 18th picks from Seattle, Seattle received Carolyn Swords from New York and the 15th Pick from Washington, New York received Kia Vaughn and Bria Hartley from Washington.[6]
  5. The Sun received this pick and Lynetta Kizer from the Indiana Fever as part of a three-way trade involving the Phoenix Mercury; Connecticut received the 8th pick and Lynetta Kizer from Indiana, Indiana received Candice Dupree and the 17th pick from Phoenix, and Phoenix received Camille Little and Jillian Alleyne from Connecticut.[7]
  6. The Wings received this pick from the New York Liberty in exchange for Amanda Zahui B. The Liberty also received the Wings' 2nd Round Pick (#14) in the 2017 Draft.[8]
  7. The Sparks received this pick from the Wings. See Note B. The Wings originally received this pick, Erin Phillips, and the 5th pick in the 2016 Draft from the Los Angeles Sparks in exchange for Riquna Williams and the 6th pick in the 2016 Draft.[9]
  8. The Storm received this pick from Washington. See Note D.
  9. The Fever received this pick from Phoenix. See Note E.
  10. The Mystics received this pick from Seattle. See Note D.
  11. The Dream traded this pick to Indiana in exchange for Layshia Clarendon. Atlanta originally received this pick via a trade with the New York Liberty in exchange for Shoni Schimmel.[10]
  12. The Wings received this pick from Los Angeles. See Note B.

References

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