2014 WNBA draft attendees announced: 12 prospects invited to Monday draft

Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

The WNBA has announced the list of 12 prospects who will attend Monday's draft at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT.

The list of prospects scheduled to attend the 2014 WNBA Draft was announced earlier today as follows (in alphabetical order with links to WBB State profiles):

Name School Position Height
Natalie Achonwa Notre Dame Post 6'3"
Stefanie Dolson Connecticut Post 6'5"
Markeisha Gatling N.C. State Post 6'5"
Chelsea Gray Duke PG 5'11"
Bria Hartley Connecticut G 5'8"
Natasha Howard Florida State Post 6'3"
Kayla McBride Notre Dame G 5'11"
Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Post 6'4"
Shoni Schimmel Louisville G 5'9"
Meighan Simmons Tennessee G 5'9"
Odyssey Sims Baylor G 5'8"
Alyssa Thomas Maryland F 6'2"

As some WNBA fans probably remember, the list of attendees isn't necessarily predictive of first round picks: last season, Penn State's Alex Bentley was drafted 13th after uninvited A'dia Mathies was selected by the L.A. Sparks in the first round. Back in 2012, attendees Tiffany Hayes, Kayla Standish, Riquna Williams, and Julie Wojta went in the second round, Vicki Baugh and Lynetta Kizer went in the third round, and LaSondra Barrett was one of four attendees who didn't even make an opening day roster. Based on our 2014 draft board, this year's list certainly seems more likely to be as solid as the 2013 list rather than 2012's.

There are no major "snubs" here, but two additional players who might be worth keeping an eye on - whether in the first round or later - might be Oklahoma State point guard Tiffany Bias and Georgia Tech wing Tyaunna Marshall.

For more on the top prospects in this season's draft, check out our 2014 WNBA draft prospect watch.

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