-- Tulsa Shock, San Antonio Silver Stars, and New York Liberty Round out Top Four Picks --


SECAUCUS, N.J. (Dec. 10, 2013) The Connecticut Sun won the 13th annual WNBA Draft Lottery and earned the top pick in the 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, the league announced today.The lottery was conducted in a televised event live on ESPN during SportsCenter.


The Sun had 442 chances out of 1,000 to receive the first overall selection, the most of any of the four teams in the lottery mix. It marks the first time Connecticut has won the WNBA Draft Lottery.  Entering 2010, Connecticut held the No. 2 overall pick but sent that pick and Lindsay Whalen to the Minnesota Lynx in exchange for the No. 1 overall selection and Renee Montgomery.  The Sun used the pick to take University of Connecticut center Tina Charles, who went on to earn WNBA Rookie of the Year honors. 


Tulsa, which along with the New York Liberty, shared the second largest chance of winning the lottery (22.7 percent each), will have the second pick in the 2014 Draft presented by State Farm, and will be followed by the San Antonio Silver Stars, which had the smallest chance (10.4 percent). The Liberty will have the fourth pick.


WNBA officials and a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young conducted the lottery in Secaucus, N.J., to establish the order of selection for the first four picks of the 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm.  The order of selection for the remainder of the first round, as well as the second and third rounds, is determined by inverse order of the teams’ respective regular-season records in 2013.


The following are results of the 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm:  




Order        Team                           Record            Chances (out of 1,000)

1.               Connecticut                 10-24               442

2.               Tulsa                            11-23               227

3.               San Antonio                 12-22               104

4.               New York                    11-23               227




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The following is the remaining order for the first round as determined by teams’ regular-season records from 2013:




Order        Team                           Record                       

5.               Indiana                        16-18

6.               Washington                  17-17

7.               Seattle                          17-17

8.               Atlanta                         17-17

9.               Phoenix                       19-15

10.             Chicago                       24-10

11.             Los Angeles                 24-10
12.             Minnesota                    26-8    



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