Mystics Land 7th Pick in 10 WNBA Draft

Mystics To Pick 7th In 2010 WNBA Draft

Washington, D.C. – The Washington Mystics will have the seventh overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft as determined by the draft lottery held today. In addition, the Mystics will have the 16th and 20th pick in the second round and the 33rd pick in the third round. The Minnesota Lynx will have the number one overall selection.

“As a result of the 2010 WNBA Draft Lottery being held earlier today and the determination of the draft order for next year's draft, we look forward to spending the next several months evaluating this senior class to identify the individual available at #7 who can have a positive impact on our 2010 quest for an Eastern Conference Championship.” said General Manager Angela Taylor. “We are excited about our core nucleus and the direction our program is headed. 2010 looks to be another very exciting season in the WNBA and in Washington, DC.”

The WNBA Lottery included the five teams that did not qualify for the 2009 WNBA Playoffs. The lottery is weighted to favor the teams with the poorer records. The lottery establishes the order of selection for the first round of the draft, with the order of selection for the second and third rounds based on teams’ regular-season finishes in 2009.

The first-round order of selection for the teams that did not win one of the top three picks was be determined by inverse order of their respective regular-season records.

PickTeam2009 RecordChances (out of 1,000)
1.Minnesota (from New York)13-21261

Following is the remaining order for the first round as determined by overall records from 2009:

PickTeam2009 Record
6.San Antonio15-19
9.Los Angeles18-16
13.Los Angeles (from Phoenix)23-11

The Washington Mystics made a return to the playoffs following a 16-18 campaign. Season and group tickets for the 2010 seasons are currently on sale and can be purchased by calling the Mystics Sales Office at 1-877-DC-HOOP1 or by visiting the Mystics web site at

The Washington Mystics organization is dedicated to providing affordable entertainment, serving as an impactful community partner and maintaining accessibility to positive female role models. Supported by passionate fans, the Mystics are elite, hardworking athletes continually striving to win a Championship.