The 2021 WNBA Draft will be here soon, and there is some serious talent slated to enter the league. From Charli Collier, the presumptive No. 1 overall pick, to Arella Guirantes to Aari McDonald and many more, some WNBA teams are going to be very happy with their youth injections.
As the talent pool continues to improve, the cries for the WNBA to expand have grown stronger and stronger. But for now, there are only 12 teams in this league, which means 12 first-round picks.
So, when is the 2021 WNBA Draft?
When Is the 2021 WNBA Draft?
The 2021 WNBA Draft will be held Thursday, April 15, with coverage on ESPN set to start at 7 p.m. EST and end at 9 p.m. EST. Like in 2020, league commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the selections live from a remote location. The top draftees will watch virtually and be invited for interviews and reactions during the draft, also continuing the method used last year.
The 2021 WNBA Draft broadcast will also feature players from the W talking about vaccines for COVID-19, health equality, and previews for the 2021 season, the 25th in the league’s history. You can follow along with the full day of festivities on April 15 on wnba.com, the WNBA app and the league’s social channels.
The draft order is as followed:
WNBA Draft First Round
1. Dallas Wings (from New York via Seattle)
2. Dallas Wings
3. Atlanta Dream
4. Indiana Fever
5. Dallas Wings (from Washington via New York)
6. New York Liberty (from Connecticut via Phoenix)
7. Dallas Wings (from Chicago)
8. Chicago Sky (from Phoenix via Dallas)
9. Minnesota Lynx
10. Los Angeles Sparks
11. Seattle Storm
12. Las Vegas Aces
WNBA Draft Second Round
13. Dallas Wings (from New York)
14. Las Vegas Aces (from Indiana)
15. Atlanta Dream
16. Chicago Sky (from Dallas via Los Angeles)
17. New York Liberty (from Washington)
18. Seattle Storm (from Connecticut)
19. Indiana Fever (from Chicago)
20. Connecticut Sun (from Phoenix)
21. Connecticut Sun (from Minnesota)
22. Los Angeles Sparks
23. Seattle Storm
24. Indiana Fever (from Las Vegas)
WNBA Draft Third Round
25. New York Liberty
26. Indiana Fever
27. Atlanta Dream
28. Los Angeles Sparks (from Dallas)
29. New York Liberty (from Washington)
30. Connecticut Sun
31. Indiana Fever (from Chicago)
32. Phoenix Mercury
33. Indiana Fever (from Minnesota)
34. Los Angeles Sparks
35. Seattle Storm
36. Las Vegas Aces