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WNBA Draft

The Women’s National Basketball Association Hosts Their 29th Drafting Season

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The time has finally come for the 29th season of the Women’s National Basketball Association’s drafting. Basketball fans from all over the world have awaited for this special moment. On April 15, the NCAA’s 2024 first division women’s basketball draft was announced. Held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York, the top athletes attended, along with their family supporting right beside them. Out of all the competitors, only 36 players were chosen to be drafted. As anxiety and tension rose in the building, the announcements began at 7:30 p.m.

There were three rounds of drafting that took place. Each round had 12 chosen women. In the first round, the first four picks were who won from the Draft Lottery. The remaining eight picks were chosen by the standing of the season prior.

In the first round, the all-time leading scorer in college basketball history, Caitlin Clark was honorably chosen as the number one overall pick. Scoring more points than any man or woman in history, her hard work on the court paid off. Playing for Iowa, Clark was drafted to the Indiana Fever. Next, Cameron Brink was the second overall pick. Graduating from Stanford, she was not only an academic weapon but also beneficial to the basketball team. She was drafted to the Los Angeles Sparks. The third overall pick was six-foot-seven Brazilian player Kamilla Cardoso from South Carolina; she was drafted to Chicago Sky. The fourth player chosen was Rickea Jackson from Tennessee. Drafted to the Los Angeles Sparks, Jackson impacted the Mississippi and Tennessee state teams.

For the second round, the top four drafted players consisted of Brynna Maxwell to Chicago Sky, Nuki Muhl drafted to Seattle Storm, Celeste Taylor going to Indiana Fever and Dyaisha Fair drafted to the Las Vegas Aces. Each and every woman worked undoubtedly hard to get to where they are now.

For the last round, Charisma Osborne was drafted to Phoenix Mercury, Mackenzie Holmes went to Seattle Storm, Leilani Correa to the Indiana Fever and McKenzie went to Los Angeles Sparks.

Out of 144 players, only the best 36 players were selected to play professionally, forever changing their lives.


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