2013 WNBA draft

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2013 WNBA draft
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General information
Date(s) April 15, 2013
Time 8:00 pm EDT
Location Bristol, Connecticut
Network(s) (US) ESPN2, ESPNU
First selection Brittney Griner, Baylor
WNBA draft

The 2013 WNBA draft is 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 15, 2013 at the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut at 8:00 pm EDT. The first round was shown on ESPN2 (HD), with the second and third rounds shown on ESPNU.

Draft lottery[edit]

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top four picks in the 2013 draft occurred on September 26, 2012. For the first time in league history, the lottery was televised (during SportsCenter at 6:30 pm ET).

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2013 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:

Team 2012
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Washington Mystics 5–29 442 .442 .316 .181 .062
Phoenix Mercury 7–27 276 .276 .310 .270 .144
Tulsa Shock 9–25 178 .178 .230 .317 .275
Chicago Sky 14–20 104 .104 .145 .232 .520
Shaded block denotes actual lottery result.

Invited players[edit]

The WNBA announced on April 11, 2013 that 12 players had been invited to attend the draft. Unless indicated otherwise, all players listed are Americans who played at U.S. colleges.[1]


Draft selections[edit]

PG Point guard SG Shooting guard SF Small forward PF Power forward C Center
 ! Denotes player who has been inducted to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
^ Denotes player who has been inducted to the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame
* Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game and All-WNBA Team
+ Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
x Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-WNBA Team
# Denotes player who never played in the WNBA regular season or playoffs
Round Pick Player Position Nationality[n 1] Team School/club team
1 1 Griner, BrittneyBrittney Griner * C United States United States Phoenix Mercury Baylor (Sr.)
1 2 Delle Donne, ElenaElena Delle Donne * G/F United States United States Chicago Sky Delaware (Sr.)
1 3 Diggins, SkylarSkylar Diggins * G United States United States Tulsa Shock Notre Dame (Sr.)
1 4 Hill, TaylerTayler Hill G United States United States Washington Mystics Ohio State (Sr.)
1 5 Bone, KelseyKelsey Bone + C United States United States New York Liberty Texas A&M (Jr.)
1 6 Hawkins, TiannaTianna Hawkins F United States United States Seattle Storm Maryland (Sr.)
1 7 Young, ToniToni Young F United States United States New York Liberty (from Atl. via Was.) Oklahoma State (Sr.)
1 8 Alexander, KaylaKayla Alexander C Canada Canada San Antonio Silver Stars Syracuse (Sr.)
1 9 Clarendon, LayshiaLayshia Clarendon G United States United States Indiana Fever California (Sr.)
1 10 Mathies, A'diaA'dia Mathies G United States United States Los Angeles Sparks Kentucky (Sr.)
1 11 Faris, KellyKelly Faris G United States United States Connecticut Sun Connecticut (Sr.)
1 12 Moore, LindseyLindsey Moore G United States United States Minnesota Lynx Nebraska (Sr.)
2 13 Bentley, AlexAlex Bentley + G  United States Atlanta Dream (from Was.) Penn State (Sr.)
2 14 Rodgers, SugarSugar Rodgers G  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Phx.) Georgetown (Sr.)
2 15 Williams, KamikoKamiko Williams G  United States New York Liberty (from Tul.) Tennessee (Sr.)
2 16 Whyte, DavellynDavellyn Whyte G  United States San Antonio Silver Stars (from Chi.) Arizona (Sr.)
2 17 McKenith, NadirahNadirah McKenith G  United States Washington Mystics (from N.Y.) St. John's (Sr.)
2 18 Poppens, ChelseaChelsea Poppens F  United States Seattle Storm Iowa State (Sr.)
2 19 Meesseman, EmmaEmma Meesseman + C  Belgium Washington Mystics (from Atl.) Villeneuve-d'Ascq (France)
2 20 Tchatchouang, DiandraDiandra Tchatchouang F  France San Antonio Silver Stars Perpignan (France)
2 21 Hassell, JasmineJasmine Hassell F  United States Indiana Fever Georgia (Sr.)
2 22 Chambers, BrittanyBrittany Chambers G  United States Los Angeles Sparks Kansas State (Sr.)
2 23 Prins, AnnaAnna Prins C  United States Connecticut Sun Iowa State (Sr.)
2 24 Jeffery, ChuckyChucky Jeffery G  United States Minnesota Lynx Colorado (Sr.)
3 25 Smith, ShenneikaShenneika Smith G  Jamaica New York Liberty (from Was.) St. John's (Sr.)
3 26 Greene, NikkiNikki Greene PF/C  United States Phoenix Mercury Penn State (Sr.)
3 27 Çakır, OlcayOlcay Çakır G  Turkey New York Liberty (from Tul.) Fenerbahçe (Turkey)
3 28 Pope, BrooklynBrooklyn Pope F  United States Chicago Sky Baylor (Sr.)
3 29 Goodrich, AngelAngel Goodrich G  United States Tulsa Shock (from N.Y.) Kansas (Sr.)
3 30 James, JasmineJasmine James G  United States Seattle Storm Georgia (Sr.)
3 31 Armstrong, Anne MarieAnne Marie Armstrong G/F  United States Atlanta Dream Georgia (Sr.)
3 32 Hand, WhitneyWhitney Hand G  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Oklahoma (Sr.)
3 33 George, JenniferJennifer George F  United States Indiana Fever Florida (Sr.)
3 34 Iagupova, AlinaAlina Iagupova [n 2] G  Ukraine Los Angeles Sparks Elizabeth-Basket Kivorograd (Ukraine)
3 35 Smith, AndreaAndrea Smith G  United States Connecticut Sun South Florida (Sr.)
3 36 Rolle, WaltieaWaltiea Rolle C  Bahamas Minnesota Lynx North Carolina (Sr.)


  1. ^ Nationality indicates the player's national team or representative nationality. If a player has not competed at the international level, then the nationality indicates the national team which the player is eligible to represent according to FIBA rules.
  2. ^ Los Angeles's selection of Alina Iagupova was subsequently voided by the league due to her age, under Article XIII, section 1(d) of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.[2]

Notable undrafted players[edit]

These players were not selected in the 2013 draft but have played at least one game in the WNBA.

Player Position Nationality School/club team
Macaulay, VictoriaVictoria Macaulay C  Australia Temple (Sr.)
Ruffin-Pratt, TierraTierra Ruffin-Pratt G  United States North Carolina (Sr.)


  1. ^ "2013 Draft Invitees" (Press release). Women's National Basketball Association. April 11, 2013. Retrieved April 11, 2013. 
  2. ^ Kacēns, Jānis (17 April 2013). "Alina Iagupova's WNBA draft selection has been voided". LoveWomensBasketball.com. Retrieved 19 September 2013. 

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