WNBA To Hold ‘Virtual’ 2020 Draft Amid COVID-19 Outbreak

The WNBA will hold a “virtual draft“—without players, guests and media—on April 17 due to concerns surrounding the coronavirus pandemic.

Top prospects, including Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu and Satou Sabally, will take part in the draft remotely, while WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the picks live on ESPN2. Coverage will begin at 8 p.m. EST.


During the draft, the WNBA plans to honor Alyssa Altobelli, Gianna Bryant, Kobe Bryant and Payton Chester, who passed away in a tragic helicopter crash in January.