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2022 WNBA Draft – Live Updates and Highlights:
Draft Pick No. 1: The first choose of the evening is in! With the No. 1 general choose within the 2022 WNBA Draft, the Atlanta Dream selects Rhyne Howard. Kentucky head coach Kyra Elzy has referred to as Howard a “once-in-a-lifetime” participant.
“To go first, I don’t even have words for it right now,” Howard stated of being the No. 1 general draft choose. “I’m proud of what I’ve done and proud of myself.”
No. 2: As predicted, with the second choose of the draft, the Indiana Fever picks up Baylor’s NaLyssa Smith.
“We have four top picks,” Smith stated on being chosen by the Fever. “It’s a chance and opportunity to grow tremendously.”
No. 3: The Washington Mystics choose Shakira Austin of Ole Miss.
“I feel like I got lucky,” Austin stated of being chosen by a group with a deep veteran core. She can also be excited to be heading to the DMV (video of her interview beneath):
No. 4: With their second choose of seven tonight, the Indiana Fever choose Emily Engstler, who transferred from Syracuse to Louisville forward of the 2021-22 NCAA season. Her inventory actually rose in the course of the 2022 NCAA ladies’s basketball event, serving to Louisville attain the Final Four.
After Louisville misplaced within the NCAA semifinals final week, Hailey van Lith made positive to speak up Engstler and Kianna Smith to any WNBA coaches or GMs who had been listening:
“You look at all the intangibles they bring… how they just elevated everyone else and made everyone else a better player. You can’t teach that, and they naturally have that, and that’s why they’re going to be drafted really soon,” Van Lith stated.
No. 5: With the fifth general choose, the New York Liberty selects Oregon’s Nyara Sabally.
No. 6: With their third choose of the evening – and the sixth general choose within the 2022 WNBA Draft – the Indiana Fever selects Stanford’s Lexie Hull.
No. 7: The Dallas Wings choose Northwestern’s Veronica Burton.
“These are the moments that you dream about as a young woman, as a young girl,” Burton stated.
No. 8: In the most important shock of the evening to date, the Las Vegas Aces choose Colorado’s Mya Hollingshed.
No. 9: The Los Angeles Sparks choose Tennessee’s Rae Burrell because the No. 9 general choose.
No. 10: Indiana Fever selects Queen Egbo, the second Baylor participant drafted by the Fever to date tonight.
No. 11: Kierstan Bell of Florida Gulf Coast University is headed to Las Vegas.
No. 12: With the ultimate choose of the primary spherical, the Connecticut Sun selects Michigan State’s Nia Clouden.
2022 WNBA Draft – Second Round:
Draft Pick No. 13: The Las Vegas Aces choose LSU guard Khayla Pointer.
No. 14: The Washington Mystics choose UConn’s Christyn Williams.
No. 15: The Atlanta Dream picks Michigan ahead Naz Hillmon.
No. 16: The Los Angeles Sparks draft Louisville guard Kianna Smith.
2022 WNBA Draft – Round-by-Round Order:
WNBA Draft – First Round Order:
1. Atlanta Dream (from Washington)
2. Indiana Fever
3. Washington Mystics (from Atlanta)
4. Indiana Fever (from Los Angeles through Dallas)
5. New York Liberty
6. Indiana Fever (from Dallas)
7. Dallas Wings (from Chicago through Dallas and Indiana)
8. Las Vegas Aces (from Minnesota through Phoenix, New York and Seattle)
9. Los Angeles Sparks (from Seattle)
10. Indiana Fever (from Minnesota)
11. Las Vegas Aces
12. Connecticut Sun
WNBA Draft – Second Round Order:
13. Las Vegas Aces (from Minnesota through Indiana):
14. Washington Mystics (from Atlanta)
15. Atlanta Dream (from Los Angeles)
16. Los Angeles Sparks (from Washington)
17. Seattle Storm (from New York)
18. Seattle Storm (from Dallas)
19. Los Angeles Sparks (from Chicago through Dallas)
20. Indiana Fever (from Phoenix)
21. Seattle Storm
22. Minnesota Lynx
23. Las Vegas Aces
24. Connecticut Sun
WNBA Draft – Third Round Picks Order:
25. Indiana Fever
26. Phoenix Mercury (from Atlanta)
27. Los Angeles Sparks
28. Minnesota Lynx (from Washington)
29. New York Liberty
30. Dallas Wings
31. Dallas Wings (from Chicago)
32. Phoenix Mercury
33. Seattle Storm
34. Indiana Fever (from Minnesota)
35. Las Vegas Aces
36. Connecticut Sun
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