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2019 WNBA Draft: Every pick, all three rounds, Nos. 1-36

The No. 1 pick went to the Las Vegas Aces for the third straight year. Young, out of Notre Dame, joins A’ja Wilson (2018) and Kelsey Plum (2017) in Sin City. Asia Durr was the No. 2 pick to the New York Liberty and Teaira McCowan was picked No. 3 to the Indiana Fever.

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Notre Dame’s Jackie Young joins A’ja Wilson (2018) and Kelsey Plum (2017) as the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA Draft, to the Las Vegas Aces.
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The No. 1 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA Draft is Jackie Young! For the third year in a row, the first pick was awarded to the very lucky Las Vegas Aces. Young, out of Notre Dame, joins A’ja Wilson (2018) and Kelsey Plum (2017) in Sin City. Asia Durr was the No. 2 pick to the New York Liberty and Teaira McCowan was picked No. 3 to the Indiana Fever.

Here’s the complete list of 2019 WNBA Draft picks:

2019 WNBA Draft first-round picks

  1. Jackie Young (Notre Dame) — Las Vegas Aces
  2. Asia Durr (Louisville) — New York Liberty
  3. Teaira McCowan (Mississippi State) — Indiana Fever
  4. Katie Lou Samuelson (UConn) — Chicago Sky
  5. Arike Ogunbowale (Notre Dame) — Dallas Wings
  6. Napheesa Collier (UConn) — Minnesota Lynx
  7. Kalani Brown (Baylor) — Los Angeles Sparks
  8. Alanna Smith (Stanford) — Phoenix Mercury
  9. Kristine Anigwe (California) — Connecticut Sun
  10. Kiara Leslie (NC State) — Washington Mystics
  11. Brianna Turner (Notre Dame) — Atlanta Dream
  12. Eziyoda Magbegor (Australia) — Seattle Storm

2019 WNBA Draft second-round picks

13. Sophie Cunningham (Missouri) — Phoenix Mercury

14. Han Xu (China) — New York Liberty

15. Chloe Jackson (Baylor) — Chicago Sky

16. Jessica Shepard (Notre Dame) — Minnesota Lynx

Trade Alert! Atlanta Dream trade Brianna Turner for Marie Gulich (from Phoenix Mercury).

17. Megan Gustafson (Iowa) — Dallas Wings

18. Natisha Hiedeman (Marquette) — Minnesota Lynx

19. Marina Mabrey (Notre Dame) — Los Angeles Sparks

20. Cierra Dillard (Buffalo) — Minnesota Lynx

21. Bridget Carleton (Iowa State) — Connecticut Sun

22. Kennedy Burke (UCLA) — Dallas Wings

23. Maite Cazorla (Oregon) — Atlanta Dream

24. Anriel Howard (Mississippi State) — Seattle Storm

2019 WNBA Draft third-round picks

Trade Alert! Lexie Brown has been traded to the Minnesota Lynx for the draft rights to Natisha Hiedeman (drafted #18 overall by the Lynx).

25. Paris Kea (North Carolina) — Indiana Fever

26. Megan Huff (Utah) — New York Liberty

27. Maria Conde (Spain) — Chicago Sky

28. Caliya Robinson (Georgia) — Indiana Fever

29. Morgan Berstch (UC Davis) — Dallas Wings

30. Kenisha Bell (Minnesota) — Minnesota Lynx

31. Angela Salvadores (Spain) — Los Angeles

32. Arica Carter (Louisville) — Phoenix Mercury

33. Regan Megarity (Virginia Tech) — Connecticut Sun

34. Sam Fuehring — Washington Mystics

35. Li Yueru (China) — Atlanta Dream

36. Macy Miller (South Dakota State) — Seattle Storm

And be sure to catch up on all of our draft coverage:

The WNBA Draft through the years

From A’ja Wilson in 2018 to Tina Thompson in 1997, here are all of the No. 1 picks in the history of the WNBA Draft:

Jerseys the 2019 WNBA Draft class will be wearing

When the 2019 WNBA preseason tips off on May 9, the rookies being drafted tonight can look forward to wearing the Nike Women’s Aeroswift uniform, powered by what the league is calling a “marquee” sponsorship deal with AT&T. For current players, this newly-designed, player-favored apparel debuted in 2018.

Check out the 2019 WNBA “Icon” jerseys for all 12 teams:

The “Statement” and “WNBA Breast Health Awareness” jerseys can be found here and here.

Best news of all? According to the WNBA, “[j]erseys will be available at beginning May 24 for the start of the regular season.”

Prospective WNBA players on draft day

  • Megan Gustafson is doing a WNBA Draft video diary. Here, she talks about WNBA orientation. And she shared some words about chasing dreams and meeting goals.
  • Teaira McCowan may have been sad about not advancing in the NCAAW Tournament. But her adoring fans probably lifted her spirits: See here and here and here.
  • It’s WNBA Draft day and someone is all smiles. That someone would be Arike Ogunbowale.
  • A fan asked and Katie Lou Samuelson answered: Her spirit animal is an ostrich.
  • With the best social media handle since Gabby Williams’ now-deceased MochaTrapuccino, PheesesPieces — sometimes known as Napheesa Collier — got a reminder from her BFF, Katie Lou, about it being draft day.
  • If allowed to pick a teammate from the draft class, an unwavering and decisive Kristine Anigwe chooses Arike O.
  • Asia Durr is projected to become a WNBA superstar.
  • Wondering how Asia Durr gets hyped before a game? Check out her pregame playlist. Hint: Kodak Black and Meek Mill are on it.
  • And even more Asia Durr news: She’s hosting a basketball camp in early May with Louisville standout and No. 1 overall draft pick (2009) Angel McCoughtry.
  • Jackie Young, meanwhile, is out here pursuing her lifetime dream, which is pretty cool considering the young age of the WNBA.
  • Relevant because she once was a WNBA draftee and this story got lost in the mayhem of March Madness: Teresa Weatherspoon is Naismith Hall of Fame-bound, y’all! Congrats to a great player who thrived during the early years of league and showed the world that women can hoop too.