Draft will take place in April

Phoenix Wins Top Pick in 2004 WNBA Draft

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 �- The Phoenix Mercury won the third annual WNBA Draft Lottery on Wednesday evening, earning the first pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. The Draft will be held in April.

Phoenix had 410 chances out of 1,001 to receive the first overall selection. The Washington Mystics will have the second pick in the Draft followed by the Indiana Fever, the San Antonio Silver Stars, the New York Liberty and the Seattle Storm.

The Draft Lottery was conducted by WNBA officials and representatives from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young at the NBA Entertainment studios in Secaucus, N.J. and included the six teams that did not qualify for the 2003 WNBA Playoffs.

The lottery established the order of selection for the first round of the draft, with the order of selection for the second and third rounds based on teams� regular-season finishes in 2003.

Below is the order of the Draft Lottery Results for the 2004 WNBA Draft.

Team 2003
1. Phoenix 8-26
2. Washington 9-25
3. Indiana 16-18
4. San Antonio 12-22
5. New York 16-18
6. Seattle 18-16