WNBA Draft 2013

WNBA All-Rookie candidates: Bone improving rapidly

In this week's look at individual statistics, we return to the Rookie of the Year race where the improvement of one player might end up being a more interesting discussion than the front-runner right now.

Mathies chats about her tranisition to the WNBA

A'dia Mathies became exactly the senior leader the Kentucky Wildcats needed during the 2012-13 NCAA season. Now she's adjusting to being just "another addition" with the WNBA's Los Angeles Sparks.

WNBA Rookie Rankings: Bentley out to a fast start

With the 2013 NBA Draft occurring today, we look at the early progress of the rookies from the 2013 WNBA Draft.

A promising 2013 WNBA point guard class

People spent a lot of time discussing Skylar Diggins and the "three to see" for good reason, but another significant story line for the 2013 draft class is that it features the most promising point guard class in a number of years.

WNBA point guard prospects: 2001-2013

A sampling of WNBA point guard prospects from 2001-2013.

Mystics fan Q&A on latest offseason moves

How does he think about the newly drafted players and what's in store for this season?

Griner's coming out is progress for sports

In addition to the possibility that some men in Big Four sports leagues may be coming out soon, this shows progress in the sports world.

Diggins is "the total package" for the Tulsa Shock

It's undeniable that Skylar is the player with the kind of game that the Shock sorely needs. Her social media presence and her sex appeal are also what add to her marketability, but they need to complement her, rather than vice versa.

Terp Nation is proud of Hawkins and rightfully so

Kristi Toliver and Juan Dixon were among those who shouted out the newest Terp turned pro.

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Video: Mathies on getting drafted by the Sparks

Video of A'Dia Mathies' press conference after being selected 10th overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks.

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Q&A: Kelsey Bone on the WNBA Draft & Bill Laimbeer

Texas A&M's Kelsey Bone was selected fifth overall by the New York Liberty in the 2013 WNBA Draft on Monday. Swish Appeal had an opportunity to follow up with her and her mother about getting drafted and playing for Bill Laimbeer.

The Undrafted, 2013 Edition

After the past two WNBA drafts I've taken stock of some of the top undrafted players. This year, that includes three players we had been following throughout the 2012-13 NCAA season and a third who multiple people considered a first round pick.

Links: WNBA Draft reactions from around SB Nation

You've heard a lot from us about the 2013 WNBA Draft, but a number of voices from around SB Nation's college network have also weighed in to congratulate their student-athletes who are now pursuing professional careers.

Washington Mystics sign Purdue center Drey Mingo

"I'm incredibly honored and excited for the chance to pursue my dream of playing in the WNBA," Drey Mingo said. "And I would like to thank the Mystics for giving me the opportunity to be a part of their organization."

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2013 WNBA Draft factoids

Some factoids about the 2013 WNBA draft.

Q&A with Griner on her WNBA Draft experience

A selection of comments from Baylor center Brittney Griner during an interview and the press conference after being selected first overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft.

Round 1, Pick 4: Washington selects Tayler Hill

The Washington Mystics have selected Ohio State's Tayler Hill, a 5'10" guard from Minneapolis as their first round draft pick. Hill will be one of DC's major core pieces going forward as it looks to rebound from a dismal 2012 season.

The final 2013 WNBA Draft board

We'll be tracking the 2013 WNBA Draft as it goes tonight, but here is a final draft board after all that analysis over the past few months.

Weighing scoring efficiency for guard prospects

Scoring efficiency is clearly important for guard prospects, but can we get more precise at determining how important?

Open Thread: 2013 Draft & Boston Marathon thoughts

While the Draft goes on tonight which will be exciting, our thoughts and prayers go to the victims and their families in the Boston Marathon tragedy earlier this afternoon.

2013 WNBA first round mock draft

Last Monday, I put together a mock draft for a couple of WNBA team sites that I didn't comment on here. The following is my final attempt at a mock draft after looking at the statistics and talking things over with others in the know.

Who are the top center prospects after Griner?

Continuing our position-by-position look at prospects for the 2013 WNBA Draft, we look at centers and try to use the numbers to figure out who the best one is after Baylor star Brittney Griner.

WNBA draft prospects: scoring power forwards

Over the past few years, scoring power forwards like Danielle Adams (2011) and Nneka Ogwumike (2012) have made a splash as rookies in the WNBA. This year's top scoring power forward is Tianna Hawkins, who turned herself into a scorer out of need.

Five WNBA Draft prospects defined by rebounding

What are the chances that rebounding alone will carry some of the key power forward prospects?

A preliminary draft board of NCAA DI prospects

I've set out to see if there are tangible ways to weigh a prospect's value by their level of risk relative to past prospects based upon a set of red flags and similarity ratings. The following is a partial draft board for the 2013 WNBA Draft.

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