NBA Draft

2022 WNBA Draft: Complete Results and Selections

The 2022 WNBA Draft has come and gone, and the hard work, resilience, and talent of 36 players has been awarded after they were selected by the WNBA’s 12 franchises.

The 26th annual WNBA Draft was held at Spring Studios in New York and was broadcasted on ESPN. The 2022 WNBA Draft was the first in-person W draft since 2019.

Kentucky legend Rhyne Howard went No. 1 overall to the Atlanta Dreams. NaLyssa Smith of Baylor went second off the board to Indiana followed by the Mystics’ decision to draft Shakira Austin third overall out of Ole Miss.


No. 1 Atlanta Dream: Rhyne Howard — Ole Miss

No. 2 Indiana Fever: NaLyssa Smith — Baylor

No. 3 Washington Mystics: Shakira Austin — Ole Miss

No. 4 Indiana Fever: Emily Engstler — Louisville

No. 5 New York Liberty: Nyara Sabally — Oregon

No. 6 Indiana Fever: Lexie Hull — Stanford

No. 7 Dallas Wings: Veronica Burton — Northwestern

No. 8 Las Vegas Aces (From Minnesota): Minnesota Lynx

No. 9 Los Angeles Sparks: Rae Burrell — Tennessee

No. 10 Indiana Fever: Queen Egbo — Baylor

No. 11 Las Vegas Aces: Kierstan Bell — Florida Gulf Coast

No. 12 Connecticut Sun: Nia Clouden — Michigan Sun

Second Round

No. 13 Minnesota Lynx: Khayla Pointer — LSU

No. 14 Washington Mystics: Christyn Williams — UConn

No. 15 Atlanta Dreams: Naz Hilmon — Michigan

No. 16 Los Angeles Sparks: Kianna Smith — Louisville

No. 17 Seattle Storm: Elissa Cunana — NC State

No. 18 Seattle Storm: Lorela Cubaj — Georgia Tech

No. 19 Los Angeles Sparks: Olivia Nelson-Ododa – UCon

No. 20 Indiana Fever: Destanni Henderson — South Carolina

No. 21 Seattle Storm: Evina Westbrook — UConn

No. 22 Minnesota Lynx: Kayla Jones – NC State

No. 23 Las Vegas Aces: Aisha Sheppard — Virginia Tech

No. 24 Connecticut Sun: Jordan Lewis — Baylor

Third Round

No. 25 Indiana Fever: Ameysha Williams-Holiday — Jackson State

No. 26 Phoenix Mercury : Maya Dodson — Notre Dame

No. 27 Los Angeles Sparks: Amy Atwell — Hawai’i

No. 28 Minnesota Lynx: Hannah Sjerven — South Dakota

No. 29 New York Liberty: SIka Kone — Mali

No. 30 Dallas Wings: Jasmine Dickey — Delaware

No. 31 Dallas Wings: Jazz Bond – North Florida

No. 32 Phoenix Mercury: Macee Williams — IUPUI

No. 33 Seattle Storm: Jade Melboure — Australia

No. 34 Indiana Fever: Ali Patberg — Indiana

No. 35 Las Vegas Aces: Faustine Aifuwa — LSU

No. 36 Connecticut Sun: Kiara Smith — Florida

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