Indiana Fever won the first pick in the WNBA Draft for the first time in franchise history on Friday.
The Fever had a 44% chance of getting the No. 1 pick after earning the worst combined record in the past two seasons. The Minnesota Lynxes will pick second, with the Atlanta Dream having the third pick and the Washington Mystics the fourth. The Lynx had the lowest chance of getting the No. 1 pick, but moved up two spots in the draft lottery.
“It’s a very strong draft. We’ll have a great player picking No. 1,” interim general manager Lin Dunn said.
South Carolina star Aliyah Boston is expected to be the first pick in the draft. With the seniors still having the option to return for a fifth season due to the coronavirus pandemic, there is no guarantee they will make themselves eligible for the April draft.
The rest of the first round will be Chicago, New York, Indiana, Atlanta, Seattle Connecticut, Dallas and Minnesota.
The Wings’ No. 11 pick originally belonged to the Sky, but was acquired when Dallas changed the guard Dana Evans in Chicago.
The Dallas pick landed 7th overall, but was given to the Indiana Fever in the trade for center Tieara McCowan.
SportsDay staff also contributed to this report.