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2014 WNBA Draft

2014 WNBA draft
General Information
Date April 14, 2014
Time 8:00 pm EDT
Location Bristol, Connecticut
Network(s) (US) ESPN2, ESPNU
First selection Chiney Ogwumike, Stanford
WNBA draft
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The 2014 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 14, 2014 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.

Contents

  • Draft lottery 1
  • Invited players 2
  • Transactions 3
  • Key 4
  • WNBA Draft 5
    • Round 1 5.1
    • Round 2 5.2
    • Round 3 5.3
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Draft lottery

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top four picks in the 2013 draft occurred on December 10, 2013.[1] The draft 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 2013
record
Lottery
chances
Pick
1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Connecticut Sun 10-24 442 .442 .316 .181 .062
Tulsa Shock 11–23 227 .276 .270 .293 .209
New York Liberty 11-23 227 .276 .269 .294 .209
San Antonio Stars 12-22 104 .104 .145 .232 .520
Shaded block denotes actual lottery result.

Invited players

The WNBA announced on April 10, 2014 that 12 players had been invited to attend the draft. Unless indicated otherwise, all players listed are Americans who played at U.S. colleges.[2]

Transactions

Key

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

WNBA Draft

Round 1

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
1 Chiney Ogwumike + United States Connecticut Sun Stanford
2 Odyssey Sims United States Tulsa Shock Baylor
3 Kayla McBride + United States San Antonio Stars Notre Dame
4 Alyssa Thomas United States New York Liberty (traded to Conn.) Maryland
5 Natasha Howard United States Indiana Fever Florida State
6 Stefanie Dolson + United States Washington Mystics Connecticut
7 Bria Hartley United States Seattle Storm (traded to Was.) Connecticut
8 Shoni Schimmel + United States Atlanta Dream Louisville
9 Natalie Achonwa Canada Indiana Fever (from Pho.) Notre Dame
10 Markeisha Gatling United States Chicago Sky N.C. State
11 Chelsea Gray United States Connecticut Sun (from L.A.) Duke
12 Tricia Liston United States Minnesota Lynx Duke

Round 2

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
13 Jordan Hooper  United States Tulsa Shock (from Conn.) Nebraska
14 Tyaunna Marshall  United States New York Liberty Georgia Tech
15 Asya Bussie  United States Minnesota Lynx (from Tul.) West Virginia
16 Astou Ndour  Spain San Antonio Stars Spain
17 Tiffany Bias  United States Phoenix Mercury (from Ind.) Oklahoma State
18 Inga Orekhova  Ukraine Atlanta Dream (from Was.) USF
19 Michelle Plouffe  Canada Seattle Storm Utah
20 Cassie Harberts  United States Atlanta Dream USC
21 Maggie Lucas  United States Phoenix Mercury Penn State
22 Gennifer Brandon  United States Chicago Sky California
23 Jennifer Hamson  United States Los Angeles Sparks BYU
24 Christina Foggie  United States Minnesota Lynx Vanderbilt

Round 3

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
25 DeNesha Stallworth  United States Connecticut Sun Kentucky
26 Meighan Simmons  United States New York Liberty Tennessee
27 Theresa Plaisance  United States Tulsa Shock LSU
28 Bri Kulas  United States San Antonio Stars Missouri
29 Haiden Palmer  United States Indiana Fever Gonzaga
30 Carley Mijovic  Australia Washington Mystics Australia
31 Mikaela Ruef  United States Seattle Storm Stanford
32 Kody Burke  United States Washington Mystics (from Atl.) N.C. State
33 Stephanie Talbot  Australia Phoenix Mercury Australia
34 Jamierra Faulkner  United States Chicago Sky Southern Miss
35 Antonita Slaughter  United States Los Angeles Sparks Louisville
36 Asia Taylor  United States Minnesota Lynx Louisville

References

  1. ^ Connecticut Sun Win Top Pick in 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery Presented by State Farm
  2. ^
  3. ^

External links

  • 2014 WNBA draft board
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