WNBA expansion draft history

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1998: Detroit Shock, Washington Mystics[edit]

Initial player allocation[edit]

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
1 Cindy Brown (F)  United States Detroit Shock Long Beach State (from Seattle Reign, ABL)
2 Razija Mujanović (C)  Bosnia and Herzegovina Detroit Shock Bosnia and Herzegovina
3 Nikki McCray (G)  United States Washington Mystics Tennessee (from Columbus Quest, ABL)
4 Alessandra Santos de Oliveira (C)  Brazil Washington Mystics Brazil

Expansion draft[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New Team Former Team
1 Rhonda Blades (G)  United States Detroit Shock New York Liberty
2 Heidi Burge (F)  United States Washington Mystics Los Angeles Sparks
3 Tajama Abraham (C)  United States Detroit Shock Sacramento Monarchs
4 Penny Moore (F)  United States Washington Mystics Charlotte Sting
5 Tara Williams (G)  United States Detroit Shock Phoenix Mercury
6 Deborah Carter (F)  United States Washington Mystics Utah Starzz
7 Lynette Woodard (G)  United States Detroit Shock Cleveland Rockers
8 Tammy Jackson (F/C)  United States Washington Mystics Houston Comets

1999: Minnesota Lynx, Orlando Miracle[edit]

Initial Expansion Player Allocation[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New WNBA Team Former WNBA Team College/Country/Team
1 Kristin Folkl (F)  United States Minnesota Lynx None Stanford
2 Nykesha Sales (G/F)  United States Orlando Miracle None Connecticut

Expansion Draft Selections[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New WNBA Team Former WNBA Team College/Country/Team
1 Brandy Reed (F)  United States Minnesota Lynx Phoenix Mercury Southern Mississippi
2 Andrea Congreaves (F)  United Kingdom Orlando Miracle Charlotte Sting Mercer
3 Kim Williams (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Utah Starzz DePaul
4 Kisha Ford (G)  United States Orlando Miracle New York Liberty Georgia Tech
5 Octavia Blue (G)  United States Minnesota Lynx Los Angeles Sparks Miami (FL)
6 Yolanda Moore (F)  United States Orlando Miracle Houston Comets Mississippi
7 Adia Barnes (F)  United States Minnesota Lynx Sacramento Monarchs Arizona
8 Adrienne Johnson (G)  United States Orlando Miracle Cleveland Rockers Ohio State

Post Expansion Draft Player Allocation[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New WNBA Team Former WNBA Team College/Country/Team
1 Katie Smith (F)  United States Minnesota Lynx None Ohio State
from Columbus Quest, ABL
2 Shannon Johnson (G/F)  United States Orlando Miracle None South Carolina
from Columbus Quest, ABL

2000: Indiana Fever, Miami Sol, Portland Fire, Seattle Storm[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New WNBA Team Former WNBA Team College/Country/Team
1 Gordana Grubin (G)  Yugoslavia Indiana Fever Los Angeles Sparks Yugoslavia
2 Edna Campbell (G)  United States Seattle Storm Phoenix Mercury Texas
3 Kate Starbird (G)  United States Miami Sol Sacramento Monarchs Stanford
4 Alisa Burras (F)  United States Portland Fire Cleveland Rockers Louisiana Tech
5 Sonja Henning (G)  United States Portland Fire Houston Comets Stanford
6 Sandy Brondello (G)  United States Miami Sol Detroit Shock Australia
7 Sophia Witherspoon (G)  United States Seattle Storm New York Liberty Florida
8 Stephanie McCarthy (G)  United States Indiana Fever Charlotte Sting Purdue
9 Nyree Roberts (C)  United States Indiana Fever Washington Mystics Old Dominion
10 Angela Aycock (F)  United States Seattle Storm Minnesota Lynx Kansas
11 Debbie Black (G)  United States Miami Sol Utah Starzz St. Joseph's
12 Tari Phillips (C)  United States Portland Fire Orlando Miracle Florida
13 Coquese Washington (G)  United States Portland Fire New York Liberty Notre Dame
14 Sharon Manning (F)  United States Miami Sol Charlotte Sting North Carolina State
15 Nina Bjedov (C)  Yugoslavia Seattle Storm Los Angeles Sparks Yugoslavia
16 Rita Williams (G)  United States Indiana Fever Washington Mystics Connecticut
17 Kara Wolters (C)  United States Indiana Fever Houston Comets Connecticut
18 Toni Foster (F)  United States Seattle Storm Phoenix Mercury Iowa
19 Lesley Brown (F)  United States Miami Sol Detroit Shock Virginia
20 Molly Goodenbour (G)  United States Portland Fire Sacramento Monarchs Stanford
21 Jamila Wideman (G)  United States Portland Fire Cleveland Rockers Stanford
22 Yolando Moore (F)  United States Miami Sol Orlando Miracle Mississippi
23 Charmin Smith (G)  United States Seattle Storm Minnesota Lynx Stanford
24 Chantel Tremitiere (G)  United States Indiana Fever Utah Starzz Auburn

2006: Chicago Sky[edit]

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

2008: Atlanta Dream[edit]

Pick Player Nationality New WNBA Team Former WNBA Team College/Country/Team
1 Carla Thomas (F)  United States Atlanta Dream Chicago Sky Vanderbilt
2 Érika de Souza (F)  Brazil Atlanta Dream Connecticut Sun Brazil
3 Katie Feenstra (C)  United States Atlanta Dream Detroit Shock Liberty
4 Roneeka Hodges (F)  United States Atlanta Dream Houston Comets Florida State
5 Ann Strother (G)  United States Atlanta Dream Indiana Fever Connecticut
6 LaToya Thomas (G)  United States Atlanta Dream Los Angeles Sparks Mississippi State
7 Kristen Mann (F)  United States Atlanta Dream Minnesota Lynx UC Santa Barbara
8 Ann Wauters (C)  Belgium Atlanta Dream New York Liberty Belgium
9 Jennifer Lacy (F)  United States Atlanta Dream Phoenix Mercury Pepperdine
10 Kristin Haynie (G)  United States Atlanta Dream Sacramento Monarchs Michigan State
11 Chantelle Anderson (C)  United States Atlanta Dream San Antonio Silver Stars Vanderbilt
12 Betty Lennox (G)  United States Atlanta Dream Seattle Storm Louisiana Tech
13 Yelena Leuchanka (F)  Belarus Atlanta Dream Washington Mystics Belarus

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