ESPN2 will provide live first-round coverage of WNBA Draft 2007 presented by adidas
from Cleveland -- site of the NCAA Women's Final Four and Championship Game --
Wednesday, April 4 from 1-2 p.m. ET. Linda Cohn will lead the networks comprehensive
draft coverage in the wake of ESPNs presentation of the NCAA Womens
Basketball Tournament. Analyst Doris Burke and Hall of Famer Nancy Lieberman,
along with sideline reporter and WNBA legend Rebecca Lobo, will join Cohn for
the telecast. ESPNU and NBA TV will provide continued live coverage of the second
and third rounds from 2-3:30 p.m.
Lindsey Harding and Alison Bales (Duke), Ivory Latta (North Carolina), Bernice Mosby (Baylor), Chrissy Givens (Middle Tennessee) and Jessica Davenport (Ohio State) are projected to be top picks in this years draft after leading their respective teams to appearances in the 2007 NCAA Division I Womens Basketball Tournament. The Phoenix Mercury will have the first pick in this year's Draft and the opportunity to add to a lineup that features Diana Taurasi and Cappie Pondexter, the first and fourth leading scorers, respectively, in the WNBA a year ago.
ESPN2 and ABC will combine to televise up to 36 games nationally during the 2007 regular season and playoffs tipping off their coverage when the defending WNBA champion Detroit Shock hosts the Sacramento Monarchs Saturday, May 19 at 3:30 p.m. on ABC. NBA TV will complement ABC and ESPN2's coverage by televising 70 regular-season and up to nine playoff games.
ESPN2 will once again be the source of appointment viewing for WNBA fans in 2007. Highlighting ESPN2s schedule of 16 regular season telecasts will be the second consecutive year of WNBA Tuesday, which includes five doubleheaders and gives fans the opportunity to watch WNBA action on 11 of 14 Tuesday nights throughout the season.
ABC, which will broadcast five weekend games during the regular season, will televise the WNBA All-Star 2007 taking place at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Sunday, July 15 at 3:30 p.m.