2012 WNBA draft

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2012 WNBA draft
General Information
Date April 16, 2012
Time 2:00 pm EDT
Location Bristol, Connecticut
Network(s) (US) ESPN2, NBATV, ESPNU
First selection Nneka Ogwumike, Stanford
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The 2012 WNBA draft was 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 16, 2012 at the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut. The first round was shown on ESPN2 (HD), with the second and third rounds shown on NBA TV and ESPNU.

Draft lottery[edit]

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top four picks in the 2012 draft occurred on November 10, 2011. The Los Angeles Sparks won the first pick, while the Chicago Sky, Minnesota Lynx and Tulsa Shock were awarded the second, third and fourth picks respectively. The remaining first-round picks and all the second- and third-round picks were assigned to teams in reverse order of their win-loss records in the previous season.

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2012 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:

Team 2011
record
Lottery
chances
Pick
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Tulsa Shock 3–31 442 .442 .316 .181 .062
Minnesota Lynx (from Was.) 6–28 276 .276 .310 .270 .144
Seattle Storm (from Chi.) 14–20 178 .178 .230 .317 .275
Los Angeles Sparks 15–19 104 .104 .145 .232 .520
Shaded block denotes actual lottery result.

Invited players[edit]

The WNBA announced on April 11, 2012 that 15 players had been invited to attend the draft. Unless indicated otherwise, all players listed are Americans who played at U.S. colleges.[1]

Transactions[edit]

  • February 1, 2011: Los Angeles acquired a second-round pick from Tulsa as part of the Andrea Riley transaction.
  • April 11, 2011: Minnesota acquired a second-round pick from Atlanta as part of the Felicia Chester/Rachel Jarry transaction.
  • April 11, 2011: Atlanta acquired a second-round pick from Washington as part of the Lindsey Harding trade.
  • April 11, 2011: Washington acquired a first-round pick from Atlanta as part of the Lindsey Harding trade.
  • April 11, 2011: Phoenix acquired a third-round pick from Connecticut as part of the Tahnee Robinson transaction.
  • April 11, 2011: Minnesota acquired a second-round pick from New York as part of the Jessica Breland transaction.
  • April 11, 2011: Minnesota acquired a first-round pick from Washington as part of the Nicky Anosike trade.
  • April 29, 2011: Indiana acquired a third-round pick from Seattle as part of the Katie Smith/Erin Phillips three-team trade.
  • April 29, 2011: Washington acquired a first-round pick from Seattle and a third-round pick from Indiana as part of the Katie Smith/Erin Phillips three-team trade.
  • April 29, 2011: Seattle acquired a second-round pick from Indiana as part of the Katie Smith/Erin Phillips three-team trade.
  • May 2, 2011: Tulsa acquired second- and third-round picks from San Antonio as part of the Scholanda Robinson transaction.
  • May 27, 2011: Minnesota has the right to swap third-round picks with New York as part of the Quanitra Hollingsworth transaction.
  • June 1, 2011: Los Angeles acquired a second-round pick from Chicago as part of the Lindsay Wisdom-Hylton trade.
  • January 2, 2012: Seattle acquired the second overall pick from Chicago and Chicago acquired the 23rd overall pick from Seattle as part of the Swin Cash trade.
  • February 28, 2012: Phoenix traded the 18th pick to Minnesota in exchange for Charde Houston and the 24th pick.

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College draft[edit]

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

Round 1[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
1 Nneka Ogwumike  United States Los Angeles Sparks Stanford
2 Shekinna Stricklen  United States Seattle Storm (from Chi.) Tennessee
3 Devereaux Peters  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Was.) Notre Dame
4 Glory Johnson  United States Tulsa Shock Tennessee
5 Shenise Johnson  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Miami (FL)
6 Samantha Prahalis  United States Phoenix Mercury Ohio State
7 Kelley Cain  United States New York Liberty Tennessee
8 Natalie Novosel  United States Washington Mystics (from Atl.) Notre Dame
9 Astan Dabo  Mali Connecticut Sun Mali
10 LaSondra Barrett  United States Washington Mystics (from Sea.) LSU
11 Sasha Goodlett  United States Indiana Fever Georgia Tech
12 Damiris Dantas do Amaral  Brazil Minnesota Lynx Brazil

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
13 Farhiya Abdi  Sweden Los Angeles Sparks (from Tul.) Frisco Sika (Czech Republic)
14 Tiffany Hayes  United States Atlanta Dream (from Was.) Connecticut
15 Khadijah Rushdan  United States Los Angeles Sparks (from Chi.) Rutgers
16 Tyra White  United States Los Angeles Sparks Texas A&M
17 Riquna Williams  United States Tulsa Shock (from S.A.) Miami (FL)
18 Julie Wojta  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Pho.) Wisconsin-Green Bay
19 Kayla Standish  United States Minnesota Lynx (from N.Y.) Gonzaga
20 Nika Barič  Slovenia Minnesota Lynx (from Atl.) Sparta&k M.R. Vidnoje (Russia)
21 Chay Shegog  United States Connecticut Sun North Carolina
22 Keisha Hampton  United States Seattle Storm DePaul
23 Shey Peddy  United States Chicago Sky (from Ind. via Sea.) Temple
24 C'eria Ricketts  United States Phoenix Mercury (from Minn.) Arkansas

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
25 Vicki Baugh  United States Tulsa Shock Tennessee
26 Anjale Barrett  United States Washington Mystics Maryland
27 Sydney Carter  United States Chicago Sky Texas A&M
28 April Sykes  United States Los Angeles Sparks Rutgers
29 Lynetta Kizer  United States Tulsa Shock (from S.A.) Maryland
30 Christine Flores  United States Phoenix Mercury Missouri
31 Jacki Gemelos  United States Minnesota Lynx (from N.Y.) USC
32 Isabelle Yacoubou (pick later voided)  France Atlanta Dream France
33 Amanda Johnson  United States Phoenix Mercury (from Conn.) Oregon
34 Courtney Hurt  United States Indiana Fever (from Sea.) VCU
35 Briana Gilbreath  United States Washington Mystics (from Ind.) USC
36 Katelan Redmon  United States New York Liberty (from Minn.) Gonzaga

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top College Prospects Invited to Attend 2012 WNBA Draft" (Press release). Women's National Basketball Association. April 11, 2012. Retrieved April 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ http://www.wnba.com/transactions/WNBA_2011.html 2011 WNBA Transactions

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