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2024 WNBA Draft Results: Complete Round-by-Round Selections and Twitter Reaction

Andrew Peters

The 2024 WNBA draft is in the books, and the new faces of the league now know where they are heading.

The Indiana Fever won the lottery and held the first pick, which they used to draft Caitlin Clark. The Iowa star wrapped up her legendary college career by competing in the national championship game after a historic season. She averaged 31.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 8.9 assists per game and seems ready to shine in the WNBA.

While Clark was the obvious choice at No. 1, the rest of the lottery could have gone a number of ways. The Los Angeles Sparks had two picks in the top five thanks to a trade with the Seattle Storm. The Sparks used the No. 2 pick on Stanford star Cameron Brink, who put up 17.4 points and 11.9 rebounds per game.

South Carolina's Kamilla Cardoso is having quite the month, as she led the Gamecocks to a national championship and is now a WNBA player after being selected third overall by the Chicago Sky.

LSU star Angel Reese saw her numbers dip some in 2023 as she averaged 18.6 points and 13.4 rebounds per game, but she still managed to go inside the top 10.

This article will be updated with the latest picks and analysis throughout the WNBA draft.

2024 WNBA Draft Results

Round 1

  1. Indiana Fever: Caitlin Clark, G, Iowa
  2. Los Angeles Sparks: Cameron Brink, F, Stanford 
  3. Chicago Sky (via Phoenix Mercury): Kamilla Cardoso, C, South Carolina
  4. Los Angeles Sparks (via Seattle Storm): Rickea Jackson, F, Tennessee
  5. Dallas Wings (via Chicago Sky): Jacy Sheldon, G, Ohio State
  6. Washington Mystics: Aaliyah Edwards, F, UConn
  7. Chicago Sky (via Minnesota Lynx): Angel Reese, F, LSU
  8. Minnesota Lynx (via Atlanta Dream): Alissa Pili, F, Utah
  9. Dallas Wings: Carla Leite, G, France
  10. Connecticut Sun: Leïla Lacan, G, France
  11. New York Liberty: Marquesha Davis, G, Ole Miss
  12. Atlanta Dream (via Las Vegas Aces): Nyadiew Puoch, F, Australia

Round 2

  1. Chicago Sky (via Phoenix Mercury): Brynna Maxwell, G, Gonzaga
  2. Seattle Storm: Nika Mühl, G, UConn
  3. Indiana Fever: Celeste Taylor, G, Ohio State
  4. Las Vegas Aces (via Los Angeles Sparks): Dyaisha Fair, G, Syracuse
  5. New York Liberty (via Chicago Sky): Esmery Martinez, F, Arizona
  6. Las Vegas Aces (via Washington Mystics): Kate Martin, G, Iowa
  7. Connecticut Sun (via Minnesota Lynx): Taiyanna Jackson, C, Kansas
  8. Atlanta Dream: Isobel Borlase, G, Australia 
  9. Washington Mystics (via Dallas Wings): Kaylynne Truong, G, Gonzaga 
  10. Connecticut Sun: Helena Pueyo, G, Arizona 
  11. New York Liberty: Jessika Carter, C, Mississippi State
  12. Las Vegas Aces: Elizabeth Kitley, C, Virginia Tech

Round 3

  1. Phoenix Mercury: Charisma Osborne, G, UCLA
  2. Seattle Storm: Mackenzie Holmes, F, Indiana
  3. Indiana Fever: Leilani Correa, G, Florida
  4. Los Angeles Sparks: Mackenzie Forbes, F, USC
  5. Phoenix Mercury (via Chicago Sky): Jaz Shelley, G, Nebraska 
  6. Washington Mystics: Nastja Claessens, G, Belgium
  7. Minnesota Lynx: Kiki Jefferson, G, Louisville 
  8. Atlanta Dream: Matilde Villa, G, Italy
  9. Dallas Wings: Ashley Owusu, G, Penn State
  10. Connecticut Sun: Abbey Hsu, G, Columbia 
  11. New York Liberty: Kaitlyn Davis, F, USC
  12. Las Vegas Aces: Angel Jackson, C, Jackson State

Draft order via WNBA.com.

In a move that has been months in the making, the Fever selected Clark first overall. She has been the clear candidate to be drafted No. 1 since she announced she would declare for the WNBA, and now it's official.

Clark joins an Indiana team that struggled last year, going 13-27, but is trending upward with some young talent. The Fever had the first overall pick last year, which they used to take eventual Rookie of the Year Aliyah Boston. Now with Clark and Kelsey Mitchell in the backcourt and Boston and NaLyssa Smith in the frontcourt, Indiana should see some improvement.

It's safe to say the future is bright for the Fever.

After going 17-23 in 2023, the Sparks are hoping Brink can make an impact in her rookie season. They lost forward Nneka Ogwumike to the Seattle Storm over the offseason and are looking for someone to replace her production. Brink certainly has what it takes to do that.

Adding Tennessee star Rickea Jackson with the No. 4 pick gives Los Angeles a dynamic duo to rebuild around.

The Sky got a huge addition in Cardoso. The Gamecocks star was dominant on both ends of the floor last season and is now looking to make an impact in the WNBA. She proved she has what it takes to win, and she's looking to do it again in Chicago.

The Sky are a few years removed from their WNBA championship, but now they have a new potential star to build around with Cardoso.

Some WNBA fans were surprised to see Reese fall out of the top five, but Sky fans are excited to have her on the roster. With Reese alongside Cardoso, Chicago's frontcourt has the potential to be one of the best in the league.

For Reese, falling to No. 7 could serve as motivation for her during her rookie season.


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