The 2023 WNBA Draft will be held on Monday, April 10. It will be broadcast live on ESPN and live-streamed on ESPN+ starting at 7 p.m. ET. The draft returns to the Spring Studios in New York City with ESPN’s Ryan Ruocco hosting and the duo of Rebecca Lobo and LaChina Robinson providing analysis. WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will be on hand to announce every pick.
The Indiana Fever will be on the clock first, followed by the Minnesota Lynx, Dallas Wings, and Washington Mystics. Heading into the draft, the Fever, Lynx and Wings are each scheduled to have five draft picks. The Las Vegas Aces and New York Liberty head in with the fewest projected picks at only one apiece.
Aliyah Boston leads this year’s draft class. The four-year player for the South Carolina Gamecocks played in 138 career games and averaged 14.1 points and 10.8 rebounds throughout her career. Boston and the Gamecocks won the 2022 NCAA Women’s Tournament and took a 36-0 record into the women’s Final Four this year. She is all but assured of being drafted by the Fever, barring a big surprise.
Maryland’s Diamond Miller is expected to be the second player taken. Through 117 games played for the Terrapins, the guard averaged 14.6 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Miller and Boston are the clear top options in this draft and are in a tier above the rest.
After Boston and Miller are drafted up top, it largely comes down to team needs. Stanford guard Haley Jones, Vilanova F Maddy Siegrist, Iowa State C Stephanie Soares and Tennessee G Jordan Horston all find themselves in that next wave of players that should be not only selected but counted on to have an impact on the next WNBA season.
2023 WNBA Draft results
Trade: The Washington Mystics receive future 1st and 2nd round picks, and the Dallas Wings receive Stephanie Soares, who was selected with the fourth overall pick.
- Indiana Fever: Aliyah Boston, F, South Carolina
- Minnesota Lynx: Diamond Miller, G, Maryland
- Dallas Wings (from Atlanta): Maddy Siegrist, F, Villanova
- Washington Mystics (from Los Angeles via Atlanta): Stephanie Soares, C, Iowa State
- Dallas Wings (from Phoenix via Chicago): Lou Lopez Senechal, G, UConn
- Atlanta Dream (from New York via Connecticut): Haley Jones, G, Stanford
- Indiana Fever (from Dallas): Grace Berger, G, Indiana
- Atlanta Dream (from Washington): Laeticia Amihere, F, South Carolina
- Seattle Storm: Jordan Horston, G, Tennessee
- Los Angeles Sparks (from Connecticut): Zia Cooke, G, South Carolina
- Dallas Wings (from Chicago via Indiana): Abby Meyers, G, Maryland
- Minnesota Lynx (from Las Vegas): Maia Hirsch, C, France
- Indiana Fever: Taylor Mikesell, Guard, Ohio State
- Los Angeles Sparks: Shaneice Swain, Guard, Australia
- Atlanta Dream: Leigha Brown, Guard, Michigan
- Minnesota Lynx: Dorka Juhàsz, Foward, UConn
- Indiana Fever (from Phoenix): LaDazhia Williams, Forward, LSU
- Seattle Storm (from New York): Madi Williams, Guard, Oklahoma
- Dallas Wings: Ashley Joens, Guard, Iowa State
- Washington Mystics: Elena Tsineke, Guard, South Florida
- Seattle Storm: Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, Forward, South Florida
- Connecticut Sun: Alexis Morris, Guard, LSU
- Chicago Sky: Kayana Traylor, Guard, Virginia Tech
- Minnesota Lynx (from Las Vegas): Brea Beal, Guard, South Carolina
- Indiana Fever: Victaria Saxton, Guard, South Carolina
- Los Angeles Sparks: Monika Czinano, Iowa
- Phoenix Mercury (from Atlanta): Destiny Harden, Guard, Miami
- Minnesota Lynx: Taylor Soule, Guard, Virginia Tech
- Phoenix Mercury: Kadi Sissoko, Guard, USC
- New York Liberty: Okako Adika, Guard, USC
- Dallas Wings: Paige Robinson, Guard, Illinois State
- Washington Mystics: Txell Alarcon, Guard, Spain
- Seattle Storm: Jade Loville, Guard, Arizona
- Connecticut Sun: Ashten Prechtel, Forward, Stanford
- Chicago Sky: Kseniya Malashka, Guard, Middle Tennessee
- Las Vegas Aces: Brittany Davis, Guard, Alabama