2008 WNBA draft

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2008 WNBA draft
General Information
Date April 9, 2008
Time 3:00 pm
Location Tampa, Florida
Network(s) (US) ESPN2, NBATV, ESPNU
First selection Candace Parker
WNBA draft
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The 2008 WNBA Draft is the league's annual process for determining which teams receive the rights to negotiate with players entering the league. The draft was held on April 9, 2008.

A lottery was held on October 23, 2007. The Los Angeles Sparks received the first overall selection of upcoming 2008 draft. The Chicago Sky received the number two selection. The Minnesota Lynx came up with the third overall selection, followed by the Atlanta Dream expansion franchise at four, the Houston Comets at number five, and the Washington Mystics at number six. Some of the top draftees were Candace Parker, Sylvia Fowles, Candice Wiggins, Crystal Langhorne, and Tasha Humphrey.

Top pick Candace Parker went on to become the first WNBA player ever to be the league's Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season. 4th pick Alexis Hornbuckle became the first person to win a National Championship in college (with the University of Tennessee)) and a WNBA title (with the Detroit Shock) in the same calendar year.


The Detroit Shock holds the eleventh pick in round one as part of the Katie Feenstra/Ruth Riley trade back in February 2007.

The San Antonio Silver Stars holds the twenty-first pick as part of 2007 WNBA draft trade with the New York Liberty that involved Becky Hammon.

Expansion Draft[edit]

College draft[edit]

Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game

Round 1[edit]

Round 2[edit]

Round 3[edit]


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