ESPN to broadcast 2013 WNBA Draft during primetime for first time in league history

USA TODAY Sports

For the first time in WNBA history, the league's draft will be broadcast during primetime on April 15, 2013 on ESPN2 and ESPNU as well as online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.

Think ESPN is excited about Baylor Lady Bears center Brittney Griner's transition to the WNBA?

With Griner, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne, and Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins - also known as the Big Three - eligible for the 2013 WNBA Draft, ESPN has made the decision to broadcast the draft in primetime. After already broadcasting the WNBA Draft lottery for the first time ever earlier this year, this is further evidence of ESPN's commitment to women's basketball that one might hope will help to grow the sport.

The vital details are as follows:

What: 2013 WNBA Draft

When: April 15, 2013 at 8 p.m. EDT

Where: ESPN Headquarters - Bristol, CT

How to watch: First round: ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EDT; second & third rounds: ESPNU at 9 p.m. EDT. The telecast will also be available online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app.

Draft order: Click here

Top prospects: Click here to check out Swish Appeal's overview of top prospects, including the Big Three and beyond.

For the full release, visit WNBA.com.

For more on the WNBA Draft, check out Swish Appeal's 2013 WNBA Draft storystreamm and "like" it on Facebook to receive notifications of updates.

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