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WNBA Draft 2017 Presented By State Farm to Be Held on April 13 in New York

– ESPN2 and ESPNU to Televise Draft Live from Samsung 837 in New York – 

– Stars Own Top Pick; Wings to Select Third, Fourth and 10th in First Round – 

– Draft Coincides with Leaguewide Single-Game Ticket Sales – 

NEW YORK, March 30, 2017 – WNBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm will be held on Thursday, April 13 at Samsung 837 in New York.  ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 7 p.m. ET, and ESPNU will air coverage of the second and third rounds starting at 8 p.m. ET.  Coverage will also stream live on WatchESPN and the ESPN app.

The draft takes place one month before tip-off of the WNBA’s 21st season and coincides with leaguewide single-game ticket sales for 2017.  Individual tickets for all 12 WNBA teams will be on sale April 13.  For ticket information, fans can visit http://www.wnba.com/tickets/ or team websites.  The regular season opens on Saturday, May 13.

“We are thrilled that the WNBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm will take place in the heart of New York City.” said WNBA President Lisa Borders.  “The draft is a launching point for our 21st season and represents a cherished moment for these players as they begin their quest to make a mark on the WNBA.  We are very pleased that our broadcast partner ESPN will once again be providing in-depth coverage and sharing the stories of these young women.”

A number of the top draft prospects will be on hand at Samsung 837, the brand’s experiential flagship and cultural hub. The digital playground boasts three levels of experience zones including a VR Theater and three-story multimedia screen, which will serve as the backdrop of the event. Samsung 837 will provide a setting unlike any the WNBA Draft has featured before.

WNBA.com will provide complete draft-day coverage and serve as the web destination for fans who want to track the top college seniors in advance of the draft.

The San Antonio Stars hold the No. 1 overall pick in the draft after winning the WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm last Sept. 28.  The Chicago Sky will select second, followed by two selections for the Dallas Wings, who have their own pick at No. 3 and acquired the No. 4 pick from the Los Angeles Sparks in a trade that sent guard Odyssey Sims to L.A on Feb. 17.

The Seattle Storm held the No. 1 overall pick in each of the past two years, selecting guard Jewell Loyd in 2015 and forward Breanna Stewart in 2016.  Both players earned WNBA Rookie of the Year honors and headlined their respective WNBA All-Rookie Teams.  Stewart was joined on the 2016 All-Rookie Team by four other first-round draft picks: center Imani Boyette of the Chicago Sky, guards Moriah Jefferson of San Antonio and Tiffany Mitchell of the Indiana Fever, and forward Aerial Powers of the Dallas Wings.

The event is not open to the public.

The current order for WNBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm is as follows:

2017 ORDER OF SELECTION

First Round

  1. San Antonio Stars
  2. Chicago Sky (from Washington Mystics)
  3. Dallas Wings
  4. Dallas Wings (from Connecticut Sun via Los Angeles Sparks)
  5. San Antonio Stars (from Phoenix Mercury)
  6. Washington Mystics (from Seattle Storm)
  7. Atlanta Dream
  8. Connecticut Sun (from Indiana Fever)
  9. Chicago Sky
  10. Dallas Wings (from New York Liberty)
  11. Los Angeles Sparks (from Los Angeles Sparks via Dallas Wings)
  12. Minnesota Lynx

Second Round

  1. Connecticut Sun (from San Antonio Stars via Phoenix Mercury)
  2. New York Liberty (from Dallas Wings)
  3. Seattle Storm (from Washington Mystics)
  4. Connecticut Sun
  5. Indiana Fever (from Phoenix Mercury)
  6. Washington Mystics (from Seattle Storm)
  7. Atlanta Dream
  8. Indiana Fever
  9. Chicago Sky
  10. Indiana Fever (from New York Liberty via Atlanta Dream)
  11. Dallas Wings (from Los Angeles Sparks)
  12. Minnesota Lynx

Third Round

  1. San Antonio Stars
  2. Dallas Wings
  3. Washington Mystics
  4. Connecticut Sun
  5. Phoenix Mercury
  6. Seattle Storm
  7. Atlanta Dream
  8. Indiana Fever
  9. Chicago Sky
  10. New York Liberty
  11. Los Angeles Sparks
  12. Minnesota Lynx