WNBA Draft Index, Vol. 1

WNBA teams will have some difficult decisions to make for the 2016 draft next month, as this year’s senior class is deep.

Three-time National Champion and All-American Breanna Stewart has been the obvious first pick since she was a freshman, but the talent pool shows no drop off after her. San Antonio, which has the second pick and needs a point guard, is almost guaranteed to choose Connecticut’s Moriah Jefferson. After that, draft choices could vary.

The Los Angeles Sparks, who have pick no. 6, could swing the draft with their choice, as they always seem to make unpredictable selections. The Washington Mystics, who choose seventh, have also been known to take maverick picks that no one else saw in the first round.

As teams have varying needs, and as there are different perceptions of the value of each draftee, the April 14 WNBA draft could be interesting.