List of first overall WNBA draft picks

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The Women's National Basketball Association's first overall pick is the player who is selected first among all eligible draftees by a team during the annual Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) Draft. The first pick is awarded to the team that wins the WNBA draft lottery; in most cases, that team had a losing record in the previous season.

Key[edit]

* 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
italics Denotes player who won Rookie of the Year

List of first overall picks[edit]

The 2002 first overall draft, Sue Bird. She was also the first overall pick from Connecticut.
Draft Selected by Player Nationality Position College/high school/former club WNBA rookie statistics Ref.
PPG RPG APG
1997 (Elite) Utah Starzz Head, DenaDena Head  USA Guard Tennessee 5.7 2.3 1.7 [1]
1997 Houston Comets Thompson, TinaTina Thompson*  USA Forward USC 13.2 6.6 1.1 [2]
1998 Utah Starzz Dydek, MargoMargo Dydek+  POL Center Fota Porta Gdynia 12.9 7.6 1.8 [3]
1999 Washington Mystics Holdsclaw, ChamiqueChamique Holdsclaw+  USA Forward Tennessee 16.9 7.9 2.4 [4]
2000 Cleveland Rockers Wauters, AnnAnn Wauters+  BEL Center USV Olympic 6.2 4.0 1.2 [5]
2001 Seattle Storm Jackson, LaurenLauren Jackson*  AUS Foward-Center Canberra Capitals 15.2 6.7 1.5 [6]
2002 Seattle Storm Bird, SueSue Bird*  USA Guard Connecticut 14.4 2.6 6.0 [7]
2003 Cleveland Rockers Thomas, LaToyaLaToya Thomas  USA Forward Mississippi State 10.8 5.1 1.2 [8]
2004 Phoenix Mercury Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi*  USA Forward Connecticut 17.0 4.4 3.9 [9]
2005 Charlotte Sting McCarville, JanelJanel McCarville  USA Center Minnesota 1.8 2.7 0.4 [10]
2006 Minnesota Lynx Augustus, SeimoneSeimone Augustus*  USA Forward LSU 21.9 3.8 1.5 [11]
2007 Phoenix Mercury Harding, LindseyLindsey Harding  USA Guard Duke 11.7 4.4 3.9 [12]
2008 Los Angeles Sparks Parker, CandaceCandace Parker*  USA Forward Tennessee 18.5 9.5 3.4 [13]
2009 Atlanta Dream McCoughtry, AngelAngel McCoughtry*  USA Forward Louisville 12.8 3.1 2.1 [14]
2010 Connecticut Sun Charles, TinaTina Charles*  USA Center Connecticut 15.5 11.7 1.5 [15]
2011 Minnesota Lynx Moore, MayaMaya Moore*  USA Forward Connecticut 13.2 4.6 2.6 [16]
2012 Los Angeles Sparks Ogwumike, NnekaNneka Ogwumike+  USA Forward Stanford 14.0 7.5 1.2 [17]
2013 Phoenix Mercury Griner, BrittneyBrittney Griner*  USA Center Baylor 12.6 6.3 1.0 [18]
2014 Connecticut Sun Ogwumike, ChineyChiney Ogwumike+  USA Forward Stanford 15.5 8.5 0.6 [19]
2015 Seattle Storm Loyd, JewellJewell Loyd  USA Guard Notre Dame 10.7 3.5 1.9 [20]
2016 Seattle Storm Stewart, BreannaBreanna Stewart  USA Foward Connecticut 18.3 9.3 3.4 [21]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dena Head WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  2. ^ "Tina Thompson WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Margo Dydek WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  4. ^ "Chamique Holdsclaw WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  5. ^ "Ann Wauters WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  6. ^ "Lauren Jackson WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  7. ^ "Sue Bird WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  8. ^ "LaToya Thomas WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  9. ^ "LaToya Thomas WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  10. ^ "Janel McCarville WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Seimone Augustus WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Lindsey Harding WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  13. ^ "Candace Parker WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  14. ^ "Angel McCoughtry WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  15. ^ "Tina Charles WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Maya Moore WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  17. ^ "Nneka Ogwumike WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  18. ^ "Brittney Griner WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  19. ^ "Chiney Ogwumike WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  20. ^ "Jewell Loyd WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Breanna Stewart WNBA Statistics". basketball-reference.com. Retrieved August 29, 2016.