A virtual presentation of the 2020 WNBA Draft shouldn’t compromise the excitement of the league’s 12 teams clamoring for the services of the most talented juniors and seniors to emerge from the college ranks and beyond.
Nov 1, 2019, 8:00am EDT
June 1, 2020
Beatrice Mompremier’s path to stardom ends on sour note — for now
Beatrice Mompremier of the Miami Hurricanes was on track to make the WNBA, but a senior year foot injury and the COVID-19-induced cancellation of 2020 training camps led to her being waived by the Los Angeles Sparks.
May 15, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Phoenix — land of the combo guard?
The Phoenix Mercury had one thing on their minds entering the 2020 WNBA Draft: guards. Te’a Cooper and Stella Johnson will compete for a roster spot behind Skylar Diggins-Smith. A trade for Shatori-Walker Kimbrough fills an important need.
May 14, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Storm restocked with forward-thinking draft strategy
The Seattle Storm selected Kitija Laksa with the No. 11 pick before adding Joyner Holmes (No. 19) and Haley Gorecki (No. 31). The selections are indicative of Seattle’s smart drafting strategy, an effort to ensure the Storm remain a championship-contending squad for years to come.
May 8, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Sparks steal Mompremier at No. 20
The Los Angeles Sparks went to the WNBA Semifinals in 2019 and their roster is still jam-packed with talent. Here’s where No. 20 overall pick Beatrice Mompremier (Miami Hurricanes), No. 22 pick Leonie Fiebich (Germany) and No. 34 pick Tynice Martin (West Virginia Mountaineers) fit into the team’s plans.
May 6, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Hebard can elevate the Sky’s offense in Chicago
The Chicago Sky drafted power forwards Ruthy Hebard (Oregon Ducks) and Kiah Gillespie (Florida State Seminoles), plus point guard Japreece Dean (UCLA Bruins). The team’s goal is clear — make a repeat return to the WNBA Playoffs.
May 4, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: On the Lynx’s fiery two-way wizard and 3-point powerhouse
The Minnesota Lynx went with a bold first-round pick, taking Mikiah Herbert Harrigan of the South Carolina Gamecocks. They also snagged UConn Huskies point guard Crystal Dangerfield and received Erica Ogwumike of the Rice Owls in a trade with the New York Liberty.
May 1, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Adding Lauren Cox creates towering Indiana Fever frontcourt
Pairing Lauren Cox with Teaira McCowan was a no-brainer for new head coach Marianne Stanley. A pair of highly-touted guards join an already talented backcourt.
April 29, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: What Sun get in Maryland’s Charles, Baylor’s Landrum
The Connecticut Sun took a pair of players from two great programs: Kaila Charles (Maryland Terrapins) and Juicy Landrum (Baylor Lady Bears). Both will battle to secure the team’s two open roster spots ... whenever training camp starts.
April 24, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Youthful Dallas Wings win draft but questions linger
The Dallas Wings may have won the 2020 WNBA Draft but questions still surround the team. Here’s a look at the Wings’ upcoming season and why they’re still struggling to find their identity.
April 22, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: What the Mystics get in Agnew and Sutton
The defending champion Washington Mystics selected Jaylyn Agnew (Creighton) and Sug Sutton (Texas) in the 2020 WNBA Draft after acquiring double-double threat Tina Charles in free agency.
April 21, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Atlanta Dream go ‘Hollywood’ with #SwaggyAggie
After big changes in free agency, the Atlanta Dream’s draft choices fulfilled their vision for 2020 by filling a few glaring holes.
April 20, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: Ionescu will accelerate the Liberty’s revival
In addition to the anticipated arrival of No. 1 WNBA Draft pick Sabrina Ionescu, the New York Liberty eventually will welcome five other rookies to Brooklyn, supercharging the revitalization of one of the league’s founding franchises.
April 20, 2020
4 things that surprised us in the 2020 WNBA Draft — and 4 that didn’t
The 2020 WNBA Draft proceeded as expected for the first handful of picks but flew off the rails shortly after that. The New York Liberty were the main culprits of this unpredictability, while the Dallas Wings played it safer.
April 19, 2020
More Virtual Orange Carpet looks from WNBA Draft 2020
Check out what 2020 draftees wore as they made their #WNBASlay debuts. Hosted by Cappie Pondexter and Kesha McLeod, the Virtual Orange Carpet allowed the future of the league to show off their fashion sense.
April 19, 2020
WNBA Draft 2020: All 39 picks. All four rounds.
In a shock to exactly no one, Oregon Ducks star Sabrina Ionescu was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft. Her now-former teammate Satou Sabally was picked No. 2 overall by the Dallas Wings. Every pick, all three rounds, Nos. 1-36.
April 18, 2020
Ty Harris: Kiki ‘shocked the world’ with No. 6 pick ... ‘I love her to death’
From No. 2 overall pick Satou Sabally and No. 1 pick Sabrina Ionescu (Oregon) — to Kitija Laksa (Latvia) and Jazmine Jones (Louisville), picked 11th and 12th, respectively — the players taken in the first round had a lot to say on WNBA Draft night 2020.
April 9, 2020
2020 WNBA Mock Draft: Ionescu at No. 1, with much else up in the air
The 2020 WNBA Draft will be held virtually due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. As we wait to see who will be going where on April 17, it’s time to make some projections.
April 2, 2020
WNBA Draft-eligible juniors make decisions about 2020
With the 2020 WNBA Draft fast approaching, a few of the biggest names in college women’s basketball are making their intentions known.
March 26, 2020
A virtual 2020 WNBA Draft
The WNBA announced Thursday that this year’s draft will be held on April 17 as planned, but in a virtual format. The event will air that night at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN2. It also will honor the lives of the three fallen Mambas.
March 6, 2020
WNBA Draft Watch 2020: Alarie towers over Ivy League competition
Mid-major players tend not to get much love on draft day, but Bella Alarie seems likely to buck that trend in 2020. The skilled forward has led the Princeton Tigers to Ivy League dominance in recent years, and she’ll soon be taking her talents to the WNBA.
February 21, 2020
WNBA Draft Watch 2020: Sabally set to crash W Draft board as junior
Oregon Ducks forward Satou Sabally revealed on Thursday that she intends to forego her senior year and declare for the 2020 WNBA Draft. It’s a decision that will impact the draft’s early rounds because the talented scorer projects to be a top pick.
February 14, 2020
WNBA Draft Watch 2020: Tyasha Harris leading No. 1 Gamecocks
The young South Carolina Gamecocks haven’t lost since late November. While it’s their frontcourt that gets most of the accolades, it’s been their point guard, Tyasha Harris, who has been the team’s steadying force.
February 7, 2020
WNBA Draft Watch 2020: Mikayla Pivec, box score beast for the Beavers
Mikayla Pivec is the latest player to flourish under Oregon State Beavers head coach Scott Rueck, whose system emphasizes ball movement. Pivec has made significant strides in her game and this season blossomed into one of the top players in the Pac-12.
January 31, 2020
WNBA Draft Watch 2020: Te’a Cooper and her breakout season with Baylor
The Baylor Lady Bears haven’t slowed down a bit since winning the 2019 NCAAW championship. This time around, it’s graduate transfer Te’a Cooper leading the charge, putting up career-high numbers across the board.
January 24, 2020
WNBA Draft Watch 2020: Kiah Gillespie is developing into a skilled frontcourt player, prospect
All this forward needed to thrive was a change of scenery. Kiah Gillespie has gotten the chance to show her stuff since transferring to Florida State. Her performance for the Seminoles has been enough to put her name into WNBA Draft discussions.