2010 WNBA.com Mock Draft

Disclaimer: This is just one editor's opinion as to what may occur on Thursday at the 2010 WNBA Draft and should NOT be deemed as an official mock draft of the league.

1. Connecticut Sun

Tina Charles, C, Connecticut

No one doubts the Sun motives in this draft and neither do I. Tina Charles is staying in Connecticut.

2. Minnesota Lynx

Monica Wright, G, Virginia

Iím going to take a shot and say Wright goes before Appel, but I genuinely feel both will be wearing Lynx jerseys before the day is through. Can I make two and three interchangeable?

3. Minnesota Lynx

Jayne Appel, C, Stanford

She didnít have the best of games in the Championship, but itís not like coaches and GMs are basing her place in the draft on only that one game. The more intriguing part, other than her impressive career at Stanford, was her ability to soldier on through an injury in that final game.

4. Chicago Sky

Kalana Greene, G, Connecticut

Does the Most Outstanding Player of the 2010 Big East Tourney drop lower than four? I say no.

5. San Antonio Silver Stars

Kelsey Griffin, F, Nebraska

A forward averaging over 20 points a game is a nice addition to any team. Silver Stars GM Dan Hughes may look to the 6í2Ē forward as a nice post-up option.

6. Washington Mystics

Epiphanny Prince, G, Botas/Rutgers

Princeís international plans may turn a few teams away, but I think Washington could benefit well with the addition of Prince, especially if Nikki Blue doesnít re-sign.

7. Connecticut Sun

Andrea Riley, G, Oklahoma State

Before Tulsa traded away their pick I had Riley in a Shock jersey. Yet somehow I can still see her going to Connecticut and pairing up with Charles.

8. Los Angeles Sparks

Allison Hightower, G, Louisiana State

The lifelong WNBA fanís dream becomes a reality at #8. LA can benefit from a strong two-way player like Hightower.

9. Atlanta Dream

Jacinta Monroe, F, Florida State

For the sake of surprising myself, Iím slating Monroe for the No. 9 spot.

10. Seattle Storm

Alison Lacey, G, Iowa State

Lacey didnít register 1500+ points, 500+ assists and 500+ rebounds over four years at Iowa State for nothing. With Seattleís pick, she could be a nice option.

11. Indiana Fever

Alysha Clark, F, Middle Tennessee State

Clark posted up impressive numbers at MTSU. I think the only thing that drops her this low in the draft is a front office wondering how her game (and size) will transition to the professional level. Indiana may get a steal here if she can transition with ease.

12. Los Angeles Sparks

Danielle McCray, G/F, Kansas

Knee injury or not, I canít see McCray falling past the first round. Few teams can afford to be patient with McCrayís recovery, but LA is one of them.