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2022 WNBA Draft: Full draft order, how many rounds, format, more

The 2022 WNBA Draft will see the Indiana Fever especially busy in the first round. We break down the complete order for Monday’s draft.

The Los Angeles Sparks pick Stephanie Watts from USC as the number 10 overall pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft at ESPN Seaport District Studios on April 15, 2021 in New York, New York. Photo by Jennifer Pottheiser /NBAE via Getty Images

The 2022 WNBA Draft is set to get underway at 7 p.m. ET on Monday, April 11. The event will air on ESPN and will come to us live from Spring Studios in the Tribeca section of New York City.

The Atlanta Dream will open the festivities, having acquired the No. 1 overall pick from the Washington Mystics in a trade this past Wednesday. The Dream dealt away the No. 3 and No. 14 picks to the Mystics, as well as the right to swap picks with the Los Angeles Sparks in 2023. The Dream are expected to draft Kentucky guard/wing Rhyne Howard to open the draft. The Indiana Fever will likely select Baylor post/wing NaLyssa Smith.

The Fever, Dream, Mystics, and Sparks were the four lottery teams in this year’s draft. The Fever have four first round picks, including three of the first six picks in the draft order, so this is a make or break event for the franchise.

The Fever are currently long-shots to win the WNBA title this year, installed with +8000 odds at DraftKings Sportsbook. They are tied with the Dream for the worst title odds. The Las Vegas Aces are +350 favorites, followed by the Connecticut Sun and Chicago Sky at +400.

Below is the full order for the three rounds of the 2022 WNBA Draft.

2022 WNBA Draft order

Round 1 Team Player
Round 1 Team Player
1 Atlanta Dream (from Washington) Rhyne Howard, G, UK
2 Indiana Fever NaLyssa Smith, PF, Baylor
3 Washington Mystics (from Atlanta) Shakira Austin, C, Ole Miss
4 Indiana Fever (from Los Angeles via Dallas) Emily Engstler, PF, Louisville
5 New York Liberty Nyara Sabally, F/C, Oregon
6 Indiana Fever (from Dallas) Lexie Hull, SG, Stanford
7 Dallas Wings (from Chicago via Dallas, Indiana) Veronica Burton, PG, Northwestern
8 Las Vegas Aces (from Minnesota via Phoenix, New York, Seattle) Mya Hollingshed, SF, Colorado
9 Los Angeles Sparks (from Seattle) Rae Burrell, SF, Tennessee
10 Indiana Fever (from Minnesota) Queen Egbo, C, Baylor
11 Las Vegas Aces Kierstan Bell, SG, Florida Gulf Coast
12 Connecticut Sun Nia Clouden, SG, Michigan State
Round 2 Team
13 Minnesota Lynx (from Indiana) Khayla Pointer, PG, LSU
14 Washington Mystics (from Atlanta) Christyn Williams, SG, UConn
15 Atlanta Dream (from Los Angeles) Naz Hillmon, PF, Michigan
16 Los Angeles Sparks (from Washington) Kianna Smith, SG, Louisville
17 Seattle Storm (from New York) Elissa Cunane, C, NC State
18 Seattle Storm (from Dallas) Lorela Cubaj, PF, Georgia Tech
19 Los Angeles Sparks (from Chicago via Dallas) Olivia Nelson-Ododa, PF, UConn
20 Indiana Fever (from Phoenix) Destanni Henderson, PG, South Carolina
21 Seattle Storm Evina Westbrook, PG, UConn
22 Minnesota Lynx Kayla Jones, PF, NC State
23 Las Vegas Aces Aisha Sheppard, SG, Va Tech
24 Connecticut Sun Jordan Lewis, PG, Baylor
Round 3 Team
25 Indiana Fever Amesha Williams-Holliday, C, Jackson State
26 Phoenix Mercury (from Atlanta) Maya Dodson, PF, Notre Dame
27 Los Angeles Sparks Amy Atwell, SF, Hawai'i
28 Minnesota Lynx (from Washington) Hannah Sjerven, PF, South Dakota
29 New York Liberty Sika Kone, PF, Mali
30 Dallas Wings Jasmine Dickey, SF, Delaware
31 Dallas Wings (from Chicago) Jazz Bond, PF, North Florida
32 Phoenix Mercury Macee Williams, PF, IUPUI
33 Seattle Storm Jade Melbourne, PG, Australia
34 Indiana Fever (from Minnesota) Ali Patberg, SG, Indiana
35 Las Vegas Aces Faustine Aifuwa, C, LSU
36 Connecticut Sun Kiara Smith, PG, Florida