Minnesota Lynx Win Top Pick in 2010 WNBA Draft
NEW YORK, Nov. 5, 2009 � The Minnesota Lynx won the ninth annual WNBA Draft Lottery and earned the top pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, the league announced today.
Minnesota had 428 chances out of 1,000 to receive the first overall selection by virtue of owning New York�s combinations (261) in addition to its own (167). The Sacramento Monarchs, who had 420 chances, will have the second pick followed by the Connecticut Sun, Minnesota Lynx and Chicago Sky.
Minnesota had the combinations for the New York Liberty�s pick due to the trade involving Sidney Spencer, Noelle Quinn and Raffaella Masciadri on May 5, 2009.
WNBA officials and a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young conducted the Draft Lottery in New York City to establish the order of selection for the first five picks of the 2010 WNBA Draft. The order of selection for the remainder of the first round as well as the second and third round is determined by inverse order of the teams� respective regular-season records.
|Following are results of the 2010 WNBA Draft Lottery:|
|2010 WNBA DRAFT LOTTERY ORDER|
|Pick||Team||2009 Record||Chances (out of 1,000)|
|1.||Minnesota (from New York)||13-21||261|
Following is the remaining order for the first round as determined by overall records from 2009:
|REMAINING ORDER FOR FIRST ROUND|
|13.||Los Angeles (from Phoenix)||23-11|
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