2006 WNBA draft

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2006 WNBA draft
General information
Date(s) April 5, 2006
Time 1:00 pm
Location Boston, Massachusetts
Network(s) (US) ESPN2, NBATV, ESPNU
First selection Seimone Augustus
WNBA draft

On November 16, 2005, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) held an expansion draft for the Chicago Sky. It was the first expansion draft since the 2000 season, when the WNBA welcomed the Miami Sol, Portland Fire, Indiana Fever, and Seattle Storm into the league.

On April 5, 2006, the WNBA Draft took place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The draft was held in conjunction with the 2006 NCAA women's basketball tournament, which had its championship game the night before at the TD Banknorth Garden in Boston. This marked the first WNBA draft ever held outside New Jersey.

The first round of the draft was televised on ESPN2, while the second and third rounds were shown on ESPNU and NBA TV. Linda Cohn hosted the draft coverage. Four of the top six draft picks would be named to the All-Star Game in their rookie season: Seimone Augustus, Cappie Pondexter, Sophia Young, and Candice Dupree.

Expansion draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New Team Former Team
1 Jia Perkins (G)  United States Chicago Sky Charlotte Sting
2 Brooke Wyckoff (F)  United States Chicago Sky Connecticut Sun
3 Elaine Powell (G)  United States Chicago Sky Detroit Shock
4 Kiesha Brown (G)  United States Chicago Sky Houston Comets
5 Deanna Jackson (F)  United States Chicago Sky Indiana Fever
6 Laura Macchi (F)  Italy Chicago Sky Los Angeles Sparks
7 Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert (F)  United States Chicago Sky Minnesota Lynx
8 DeTrina White (F)  United States Chicago Sky New York Liberty
9 Ashley Robinson (C)  United States Chicago Sky Phoenix Mercury
10 Chelsea Newton (G)  United States Chicago Sky Sacramento Monarchs
11 Bernadette Ngoyisa (C)  Democratic Republic of the Congo Chicago Sky San Antonio Silver Stars
12 Francesca Zara (G)  Italy Chicago Sky Seattle Storm
13 Stacey Dales-Schuman (G)  Canada Chicago Sky Washington Mystics

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 Seimone Augustus (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx LSU
2 Cappie Pondexter (G)  United States Phoenix Mercury Rutgers
3 Monique Currie (G)  United States Charlotte Sting Duke
4 Sophia Young (F)  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Antonio Silver Stars Baylor
5 Lisa Willis (G)  United States Los Angeles Sparks (from Was.) UCLA
6 Candice Dupree (F/C)  United States Chicago Sky Temple
7 Shona Thorburn (G)  Canada Minnesota Lynx (from Det.) Utah
8 Tamara James (G/F)  United States Washington Mystics (from L.A.) Miami (FL)
9 La'Tangela Atkinson (G/F)  United States Indiana Fever North Carolina
10 Tye'sha Fluker (C)  United States Charlotte Sting (from Hou.) Tennessee
11 Barbara Turner (G)  United States Seattle Storm Connecticut
12 Sherill Baker (G)  United States New York Liberty Georgia
13 Kim Smith (F)  Canada Sacramento Monarchs Utah
14 Scholanda Dorrell (G)  United States Sacramento Monarchs (from Conn., via S.A.) LSU

Round 2[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
15 Ann Strother (G)  United States Houston Comets (from Cha.; traded to Phx.) Connecticut
16 Shanna Zolman (G)  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Tennessee
17 Ambrosia Anderson (F)  United States Detroit Shock (from Minn.; traded to Minn.) Brigham Young
18 Liz Shimek (F)  United States Phoenix Mercury (traded to Hou.) Michigan State
19 Nikki Blue (G)  United States Washington Mystics UCLA
20 Jennifer Harris (G)  United States Chicago Sky Washburn
21 Mistie Williams (F)  United States Phoenix Mercury (from Det.; traded to Hou.) Duke
22 Willnett Crockett (F)  United States Los Angeles Sparks Connecticut
23 Brooke Queenan (F)  United States New York Liberty Boston College
24 Renae Camino (G)  Australia Houston Comets Australia
25 Dalila Esche (F)  United States Seattle Storm Florida
26 Kasha Terry (F)  United States Indiana Fever Georgia Tech
27 LaToya Bond (G)  United States Charlotte Sting (from Sac.) Missouri
28 Debbie Merrill (F)  United States Connecticut Sun Ohio State

Round 3[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
29 Tiffany Stansbury (F/C)  United States Houston Comets North Carolina State
30 Khara Smith (F)  United States San Antonio Silver Stars DePaul
31 Megan Duffy (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Notre Dame
32 Crystal Smith (G)  United States Phoenix Mercury Iowa
33 Miriam Sy (C)  United States Washington Mystics Oklahoma City
34 Kerri Gardin (F)  United States Chicago Sky Virginia Tech
35 Zane Teilane (C)  Latvia Detroit Shock Western Illinois
36 Tiffany Porter-Talbert (G)  United States Los Angeles Sparks Western Kentucky
37 Christelle N'Garsanet (C)  Ivory Coast New York Liberty Missouri
38 Jessica Foley (G)  Australia Indiana Fever (from Hou.) Duke
39 Erin Grant (G)  United States Seattle Storm Texas Tech
40 Marina Kuzina (C)  Russia Indiana Fever Nadezha (Russia)
41 Lamisha Augustine (F)  United States Sacramento Monarchs San Jose State
42 Marita Payne (C)  Australia Connecticut Sun Auburn