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The 2022 WNBA Draft began Monday night with three rounds of picks to welcome the next stars in women’s professional basketball.
WNBA fans, it’s time to get excited about a new talent ready to take the next step in their basketball journey.
Monday night’s WNBA draft made everything very real for 36 women from across the country and world who will be looking to make their mark among the pros.
Here’s a look at each pick from each round…
2022 WNBA Draft Results: Any pick from Rounds 1, 2, and 3
- Atlanta: SG Rhyne Howard (Kentucky)
- Indiana: PF NaLyssa Smith (Baylor)
- Washington: C. Shakira Austin (Ole Miss)
- Indiana: PF Emily Engstler (Louisville)
- new York: C. Nyara Sabally (Oregon)
- Indiana: SG Lexie Hull (Stanford)
- Dallas: PG Veronica Burton (Northwest)
- Las Vegas: SF Mya Hollingshed (Colorado)
- Los Angeles: SF Rae Burrell (Tennessee)
- Indiana:C Queen Egbo (Baylor)
- Las Vegas: SG Kierstan Bell (FGCU)
- Connecticut: SG Nia Clouden (Michigan Street)
The dream wanted Howard so badly that he traded with Washington to get her. From then on, the first round belonged to the Fever, who brought in talents like goalscorer NaLyssa Smith, defensive leader Emily Engstler, dynamic winger Lexie Hill and rebounding phenom Queen Egbo to alter their line-up.
- Las Vegas: PG Khayla pointer (LSU)
- Washington: SG Christyn Williams (UConn)
- Atlanta: PF Naz Hillmon (Michigan)
- Los Angeles: SG Kianna Smith (Louisville)
- Seattle: C Elissa Cunane (NC State)
- Seattle: PF Lorela Cubaj (Georgia Tech)
- Los Angeles: PF Olivia Nelson-Ododa (UConn)
- Indiana: PG Destanni Henderson (South Carolina)
- Seattle: PG Evina Westbrook (UConn)
- Minnesota: PF Kayla Jones (NC State)
- Las Vegas: SG Aisha Sheppard (Virginia Tech)
- Connecticut: PG Jordan Lewis (Baylor)
The second round shifted the focus west as Las Vegas picked up Khalya Pointer, niece of team president Nikki Fargas, and Aisha Sheppard, a sharp Virginia Tech shooter.
Los Angeles found depth with Louisville’s Kianna Smith and UConn’s Olivia Nelson-Ododa.
Seattle didn’t have a first-round pick, so they loaded three in the second round, including Elissa Cunane, who looked like a first-round talent.
- Indiana: C. Ameshya Williams-Holliday (Jackson St.)
- Phoenix: PF Maya Dodson (Notre Dame)
- Los Angeles: SF Amy Atwell (Hawaii)
- Minnesota: PF Hannah Sjerven (South Dakota)
- new York: PF Sika Kone (Mali)
- Dallas: SF Jasmine Dickey (Delaware)
- Dallas: PF Jazz Bond (North Florida)
- Phoenix: PF Macee Williams (IUPUI)
- Seattle: PG Jade Melbourne (Australia)
- Indiana: SG Ali Patberg (Indiana)
- Las Vegas: C Faustine Aifuwa (LSU)
- Connecticut: PG Kiara Smith (Florida)
The third round offered chances for a number of WNBA hopes, including NCAA tournament star Hannah Sjerven and Notre Dame’s Maya Dodson.
World stars Sika Kone and Jade Mebourne will also get their chance in New York and Seattle.
https://fansided.com/2022/04/11/2022-wnba-draft-results-pick-by-pick/ Any selection from rounds 1, 2 and 3