2008 WNBA draft
|2008 WNBA draft|
|Date||April 9, 2008|
|Network(s) (US)||ESPN2, NBATV, ESPNU|
|First selection||Candace Parker|
|< 2007||2009 >|
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.
- On February 6, 2008 the Atlanta Dream traded the number four pick to the Seattle Storm along with Roneeka Hodges for the eighth pick and Iziane Castro Marques.
- On February 6, 2008 the Atlanta Dream traded the eighteenth pick and LaToya Thomas to the Detroit Shock for Ivory Latta.
- On February 19, 2008 the Connecticut Sun acquired the Indiana Fever's twelfth overall pick in the Tamika Whitmore/Katie Douglas trade.
|Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game|
|Pick||Player||Nationality||WNBA Team||School/Club Team|
|15||Shannon Bobbitt||United States||Los Angeles Sparks||Tennessee|
|16||Nicky Anosike||United States||Minnesota Lynx||Tennessee|
|17||Erica White||United States||Houston Comets||LSU|
|18||Olayinka Sanni||Nigeria||Detroit Shock (from Atl.)||West Virginia|
|19||Quianna Chaney||United States||Chicago Sky||LSU|
|20||Lindsey Pluimer||United States||Washington Mystics||UCLA|
|21||Chioma Nnamaka||Sweden||San Antonio Silver Stars (from N.Y.)||Georgia Tech|
|22||Allie Quigley||United States||Seattle Storm||DePaul|
|23||Jolene Anderson||United States||Connecticut Sun||Wisconsin|
|24||Morenike Atunrase||United States||Atlanta Dream (from Ind.)||Texas A&M|
|25||Leilani Mitchell||United States Australia||Phoenix Mercury (from S.A.)||Utah|
|26||Khadijah Whittington||United States||Indiana Fever||North Carolina State|
|27||Wanisha Smith||United States||New York Liberty (from Phx.)||Duke|
|28||Natasha Lacy||United States||Detroit Shock||UTEP|
- "All-Time WNBA draft history". WNBA. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04.
- Results of the 2008 WNBA draft lottery
- Results of Expansion Draft
- WNBA 2008 Draft Order
- Date of The 2008 WNBA Draft