2004 WNBA draft

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2004 WNBA draft
General information
Date(s) April 17, 2004
Time 3:00 pm
Location Secaucus, New Jersey
First selection Diana Taurasi
WNBA draft

2004 WNBA draft – 17 April 2004

On January 6, 2004 a dispersal draft took place. Players were drafted from the roster of the Cleveland Rockers, who folded after the 2003 season.

On April 17, 2004 the WNBA draft took place at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, NJ.

Dispersal draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New Team Former Team
1 Penny Taylor (F)  United States Phoenix Mercury Cleveland Rockers
2 Chasity Melvin (C/F)  United States Washington Mystics Cleveland Rockers
3 LaToya Thomas (F)  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Cleveland Rockers
4 Ann Wauters (C)  Belgium New York Liberty Cleveland Rockers
5 Deanna Jackson (F)  United States Indiana Fever Cleveland Rockers
6 Betty Lennox (G)  United States Seattle Storm Cleveland Rockers
7 Helen Darling (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Cleveland Rockers
8 Pollyanna Johns Kimbrough (C)  United States Houston Comets (from Connecticut) Cleveland Rockers
9 Mery Andrade (F)  United States Charlotte Sting Cleveland Rockers
10 Jennifer Butler (C)  United States Sacramento Monarchs Cleveland Rockers
11 Lucienne Berthieu (F/C)  France Houston Comets Cleveland Rockers
12 Isabelle Fijalkowski (C)  France Los Angeles Sparks Cleveland Rockers
13 Jennifer Rizzotti (G)  United States Detroit Shock Cleveland Rockers

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 Diana Taurasi (G)  United States Phoenix Mercury Connecticut
2 Alana Beard (G)  United States Washington Mystics Duke
3 Nicole Powell (G/F)  United States Charlotte Sting (from Ind.) Stanford
4 Lindsay Whalen (G)  United States Connecticut Sun (from S.A.) Minnesota
5 Shameka Christon (G/F)  United States New York Liberty Arkansas
6 Nicole Ohlde (C)  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Sea.) Kansas State
7 Vanessa Hayden (C)  United States Minnesota Lynx Florida
8 Chandi Jones (G/F)  United States Phoenix Mercury Houston
9 Ebony Hoffman (C)  United States Indiana Fever (from Cha.) Southern California
10 Rebekkah Brunson (F)  United States Sacramento Monarchs Georgetown
11 Iciss Tillis (C/F)  United States Detroit Shock (from Hou.) Duke
12 Christi Thomas (F)  United States Los Angeles Sparks Georgia
13 Shereka Wright (F)  United States Detroit Shock Purdue

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
14 Ashley Robinson (C)  United States Phoenix Mercury Tennessee
15 Kaayla Chones (C)  United States Washington Mystics NC State
16 Jessica Brungo (F)  United States Connecticut Sun (from S.A.) Penn State
17 Amisha Carter (C)  United States New York Liberty Louisiana Tech
18 Kelly Mazzante (F)  United States Charlotte Sting (from Ind.) Penn State
19 Catrina Frierson (F)  United States Seattle Storm Louisiana Tech
20 Tasha Butts (F)  United States Minnesota Lynx Tennessee
21 Cindy Dallas (F)  United States San Antonio Silver Stars (from Conn.) Illinois
22 Jenni Benningfield (F)  United States Charlotte Sting Vanderbilt
23 Erika Valek (G)  Colombia Detroit Shock (from Sac.) Purdue
24 Ugo Oha (C)  Nigeria Connecticut Sun (from Hou.) George Washington
25 Doneeka Hodges (G)  United States Los Angeles Sparks LSU
26 Lindsay Taylor (C)  United States Houston Comets (from Det.; traded to Phx.) UC-Santa Barbara

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
27 Maria Villarroel (G)  Venezuela Phoenix Mercury (traded to Hou.) Oklahoma
28 Evan Unrau (F)  United States Washington Mystics Missouri
29 Candace Futrell (G)  United States Connecticut Sun (from S.A.) Duquesne
30 Catherine Joens (G)  United States New York Liberty George Washington
31 Ieva Kublina (F/C)  Latvia Indiana Fever Virginia Tech
32 Jennifer Smith (C)  United States Detroit Shock (from Sea., via Hou.) Michigan
33 Amber Jacobs (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Boston College
34 Toccara Williams (G)  United States San Antonio Silver Stars (from Conn.) Texas A&M
35 Jia Perkins (G)  United States Charlotte Sting Texas Tech
36 Nuria Martinez (F)  Spain Sacramento Monarchs Spain
37 Stacy Stephens (C)  United States Houston Comets Texas
38 Kate Bulger (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Det.) West Virginia