2012 WNBA DRAFT PRESENTED BY BOOST MOBILE TO BE CONDUCTED AT ESPN STUDIOS APRIL 16

ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 2 p.m. ET, in addition, ESPN3 will simulcast the entire draft. The second and third rounds will be broadcast on ESPNU and NBA TV. The Sky, who earlier this year traded their number 2 pick to Seattle for Swin Cash and Le’Coe Willingham, will have the 23rd pick overall (second round) and also the 27th pick overall (third round).

The WNBA and its marketing partners continue the celebration of women’s basketball through a variety of innovative activities. Boost Mobile became the first league wide marquee partner of the WNBA last season and will serve as the presenting partner of the Draft for the first time. Boost Mobile will have an integrated presence at the event and within the telecast, along with prominent exposure on WNBA.com and inclusion in WNBA social media channels.

An associate partner of the WNBA Draft, Jamba Juice will have a strong presence both on-air and online. Also, as part of its commitment to promote fitness and healthy nutrition, Jamba Juice will help the draftees keep up their energy throughout the day with samplings of their delicious and healthy snacks.

After winning the WNBA’s Draft Lottery, the Los Angeles Sparks hold the first overall pick for the second time in team history. The Seattle Storm will have the second pick in the Draft followed by the Minnesota Lynx. The Tulsa Shock will select fourth.

Among the top prospects eligible for this year’s WNBA Draft are the following players: Nnemkadi Ogwumike from Stanford, Samantha Prahalis from Ohio State, Natalie Novosel and Devereaux Peters from Notre Dame and Shekinna Stricklen from the University of Tennessee.

The current draft order follows:

2012 WNBA DRAFT ORDER

First Round
1) Los Angeles (15-19)
2) Seattle from Chicago (14-20) (Cash/Willingham, 1/2/12)
3) Minnesota from Washington (6-28) (Anosike, 4/5/11)
4) Tulsa (3-31)
5) San Antonio (18-16)
6) Phoenix (19-15)
7) New York (19-15)
8) Washington from Atlanta (20-14) (Harding/Miller/Phillips, 4/11/11)
9) Connecticut (21-13)
10) Washington from Seattle (21-13) (Smith, Monroe, Thomas, Phillips, 4/29/11)
11) Indiana (21-13)
12) Minnesota (27-7)

Second Round
1) Los Angeles from Tulsa (3-31) (Riley, 2/1/11)
2) Atlanta from Washington (6-28) (Harding/Miller/Phillips, 4/11/11)
3) Los Angeles from Chicago (14-20) (Wisdom-Hylton, 5/31/11)
4) Los Angeles (15-19)
5) Tulsa from San Antonio (18-16) (S. Robinson, 5/2/11)
6) Minnesota from Phoenix (19-15) (Houston, 2/28/12)
7) Minnesota from New York (19-15) (Breland/A. Robinson, 4/11/11)
8) Minnesota from Atlanta (20-14) (Chester/Jarry, 4/11/11)
9) Connecticut (21-13)
10) Seattle (21-13)
11) Chicago from Indiana (21-13) via Seattle (Smith, Monroe, Thomas, Phillips, 4/29/11) (Cash/Willingham, 1/2/12)
12) Phoenix from Minnesota (27-7) (Houston, 2/28/12)

Third Round
1) Tulsa (3-31)
2) Washington (6-28)
3) Chicago (14-20)
4) Los Angeles (15-19)
5) Tulsa from San Antonio (18-16) (S. Robinson, 5/2/11)
6) Phoenix (19-15)
7) Minnesota from New York (19-15) (Hollingsworth, 5/27/11)
8) Atlanta (20-14)
9) Phoenix from Connecticut (21-13) (T. Robinson, 4/11/11)
10) Indiana from Seattle (21-13) (Smith, Monroe, Thomas, Phillips, 4/29/11)
11) Washington from Indiana (21-13) (Smith, Monroe, Thomas, Phillips, 4/29/11)
12) New York from Minnesota (27-7) (Hollingsworth, 5/27/11)