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2021 WNBA Draft set for April 15

The WNBA has decided on a date for its 25th draft. The Dallas Wings have the first two picks and Charli Collier of the Texas Longhorns is expected to go No. 1 overall.

NCAA Womens Basketball: Big 12 Conference Tournament-Baylor vs Texas
Charli Collier (jersey #35) shoots the ball against Texas’ Big 12 foe, the Baylor Lady Bears.
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The WNBA Draft is set for Thursday, April 15 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET on ESPN.

The Dallas Wings have the first two picks in the draft, with the No. 1 overall pick expected to be Charli Collier, who has entered the draft a year early after attending the University of Texas.

Collier, a center who can stretch the floor, averaged a double-double with the Longhorns as a sophomore and junior, with averages of 20.1 points and 11.7 rebounds in 2020-21 guiding her to an All-America Second Team selection.

The Atlanta Dream and Indiana Fever have the No. 3 and No. 4 picks, respectively, while Dallas is scheduled to pick again at No. 5 and No. 7.

Awak Kuier, a power forward from Finland, is also expected to go high in the draft and Dallas is pretty set in the backcourt so she could go second. Dana Evans of Louisville, Arella Guirantes of Rutgers and Aari McDonald of Arizona are the top guards in this year’s draft class.

This upcoming WNBA season will be the league’s 25th.