Despite the odds, the ping pong balls came up in the Charlotte Sting's favor in the 2005 WNBA Draft Lottery. Barring a trade, Trudi Lacey's team holds the first pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft.

Pick Team 2004 Record
1. Charlotte 16-18
2. Indiana 15-19
3. Phoenix 17-17
4. San Antonio 9-25
5. Houston 13-21


WNBA.com breaks down the five teams in this year's WNBA Draft Lottery with a focus on each team's needs for 2005.


The 2005 Draft marks the fourth year that the team receiving the top pick in the WNBA Draft has been decided by lottery. So just how much of an impact does that coveted No. 1 pick (like Lauren Jackson in the 2000 WNBA Draft) deliver?


Prior to the WNBA Draft Lottery, the odds were in San Antonio's favor.
(listed in parentheses, out of 1000):
San Antonio (420)
Houston (261)
Indiana (167)
Charlotte (97)
Phoenix (55)
December 1, 2004

Results were announced live during halftime of the 76ers-Spurs game shown on NBA TV.
Watch the Draft Lottery: 300k
RATING THE TOP SENIORS

Diana Taurasi was a sure-thing as a senior a season ago, but in WNBA.com's Countdown to the 2005 WNBA Draft, we analyze the top seniors bound to make a splash at the next level.

LAWSON HEADLINES NBA TV TALENT

Sacramento Monarchs guard Kara Lawson provided commentary during NBA TV’s Draft Lottery coverage along with ho st Andre Aldridge on Wednesday, December 1.

TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Charlotte: College seniors to watch
Charlotte: Trudi Lacey chat
Indiana: Coach Dunn rates the prospects

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