2002 WNBA draft

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2002 WNBA draft
General information
Date(s) April 20, 2002
First selection Sue Bird
WNBA draft
Sue Bird, with ball

2002 WNBA draft – April 20, 2002

Four of the top six draft picks, Sue Bird (#1), Swin Cash (#2), Asjha Jones (#4) and Tamika (Williams) Raymond (#6) were from the same team, the 2002 NCAA Champion University of Connecticut.

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
1 Sue Bird (G)  United States Seattle Storm Connecticut
2 Swin Cash (F)  United States Detroit Shock Connecticut
3 Stacey Dales-Schuman (G)  Canada Washington Mystics Oklahoma
4 Asjha Jones (F)  United States Washington Mystics Connecticut
5 Nikki Teasley (G)  United States Portland Fire North Carolina
6 Tamika Williams (F)  United States Minnesota Lynx Connecticut
7 Sheila Lambert (G)  United States Charlotte Sting Baylor
8 Deanna Jackson (F)  United States Cleveland Rockers Alabama
9 Shaunzinski Gortman (G)  United States Charlotte Sting South Carolina
10 Michelle Snow (C)  United States Houston Comets Tennessee
11 Danielle Crockrom (F)  United States Utah Starzz Baylor
12 Hamchétou Maïga (G/F)  Mali Sacramento Monarchs Old Dominion
13 Tawana McDonald (C)  United States Indiana Fever Georgia
14 LaNeishea Caufield (G)  United States Utah Starzz Oklahoma
15 Tamara Moore (G/F)  United States Miami Sol Wisconsin
16 Rosalind Ross (G)  United States Los Angeles Sparks Oklahoma

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
17 Zuzi Klimesova (F)  Czech Republic Indiana Fever Vanderbilt
18 Lenae Williams (G/F)  United States Detroit Shock DePaul
19 Lucienne Berthieu (F/C)  France Seattle Storm Old Dominion
20 Ayana Walker (F)  United States Detroit Shock Louisiana Tech
21 Jill Chapman (C)  United States Detroit Shock Indiana
22 Kathy Wambe (G)  Belgium Detroit Shock Belgium
23 Davalyn Cunningham (F)  United States Orlando Miracle Rutgers
24 Brandi McCain (G)  United States Cleveland Rockers Florida
25 Tootie Shaw (F)  United States Phoenix Mercury Wichita State
26 Linda Fröhlich (F)  Germany New York Liberty UNLV
27 Andrea Gardner (F/C)  United States Utah Starzz Howard
28 Felicia Ragland (G)  United States Seattle Storm Oregon State
29 Lindsey Yamasaki (G/F)  United States Miami Sol Stanford
30 Gergana Slavcheva (G)  Bulgaria Los Angeles Sparks Florida International
31 Angie Welle (C)  United States Cleveland Rockers Iowa State
32 Jackie Higgins (F/C)  United States Los Angeles Sparks North Carolina

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
33 LaNisha Cartwell (C)  United States Washington Mystics Alabama
34 Kelly Komara (G)  United States Indiana Fever Purdue
35 Takeisha Lewis (F/C)  United States Seattle Storm Louisiana Tech
36 Teresa Geter (F/C)  United States Washington Mystics South Carolina
37 Mandy Nightingale (G)  United States Portland Fire Colorado
38 Lindsey Meder (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Iowa
39 Saundra Jackson (C)  United States Orlando Miracle Mississippi
40 Kayte Christensen (F)  United States Phoenix Mercury UC Santa Barbara
41 Edniesha Curry (G)  United States Charlotte Sting Oregon
42 Shondra Johnson (G)  United States Houston Comets Alabama
43 Edmarie Lumbsley (C)  United States Utah Starzz Mobile
44 Alayne Ingram (G)  United States Sacramento Monarchs Michigan
45 Jerica Watson (F)  United States Miami Sol Iowa
46 Tracy Gahan (G)  United States New York Liberty Iowa State
47 Ericka Haney (G/F)  United States Detroit Shock Notre Dame
48 Rashana Barnes (F)  United States Los Angeles Sparks Penn State

Round 4[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
49 LaKeisha Taylor (C)  United States Indiana Fever Arizona
50 Melody Johnson (C)  United States Portland Fire Arizona State
51 Jermisha Dosty (C)  United States Sacramento Monarchs St. Mary's (CA)
52 Jillian Danker (G/F)  United States Indiana Fever Vanderbilt
53 Monique Cardenas (G)  United States Portland Fire Florida
54 Shárron Francis (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Old Dominion
55 Tomeka Brown (G)  United States Orlando Miracle Ohio State
56 Amba Kongolo (F/C)  United States Phoenix Mercury North Carolina Central
57 Jessie Stomski (F)  United States Charlotte Sting Wisconsin
58 Cori Enghusen (C)  United States Houston Comets Stanford
59 Jaclyn Winfield (G)  United States Utah Starzz Southern
60 Elizabeth Pickney (F)  United States Sacramento Monarchs Arizona
61 Jerkisha Dosty (F)  United States Miami Sol St. Mary's (CA)
62 Deedee Warley (F)  United States New York Liberty Maryland
63 Marché Strickland (G)  United States Cleveland Rockers Maryland
64 Tiffany Thompson (F)  United States Los Angeles Sparks Old Dominion

UConn Fab Four[edit]

Connecticut Huskies players Tamika Williams, Sue Bird, Asjha Jones and Swin Cash were all selected in the first round of the draft. Each player had immediate impacts with their 2002 WNBA Teams. Cash, Bird and Williams accounted for 21.3, 19.9 and 17.3 percent, respectively, of their teams’ total points, rebounds and assists. Jones, a reserve, posted 8.8 percent of the Mystics' total output in those three key categories.[1]