NEW YORK, April 6, 2022 – The WNBA announced today that additional players from colleges and universities have formally filed for inclusion as candidates for the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm®, scheduled for April 11 at Spring Studios in New York (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET). Additionally, two players have rescinded their prior decisions to opt-in for the draft.
Today’s moves bring the total number of NCAA players who have renounced their remaining NCAA eligibility to make themselves available in the pool of prospects to 108.
Following is the complete list of NCAA players who have filed for consideration as a candidate for the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm:
|Shakira Austin||Ole Miss||C||6-5|
|Kierstan Bell||Florida Gulf Coast||G||6-1|
|Arbrie Benson||Ball State||G||5-10|
|Jazzmaine “Jazz” Bond||North Florida||F||6-4|
|Brice Calip||Missouri State||G||5-8|
|Nia Clouden||Michigan State||G||5-8|
|Lorela Cubaj||Georgia Tech (Italy)||F||6-4|
|Elissa Cunane**||NC State||C||6-5|
|Renetha “Shug” Dickson||Rutgers||G||5-10|
|Maya Dodson||Notre Dame||F||6-3|
|Jayden Eggleston||CSU Bakersfield||F-G||6-1|
|N’Dea Flye||Rocky Mountain||G||5-8|
|Alexis “Lexi” Gordon||Duke||G-F||6-0|
|Vivian Gray||Texas Tech||G||6-1|
|Destanni Henderson**||South Carolina||G||5-7|
|Qadashah Hoppie||Texas A&M||G||5-9|
|Erica “Rosy” Johnson||Ohio||G||5-11|
|Kayla Jones**||NC State||F||6-1|
|Lotta-Maj Lahtinen||Georgia Tech (Finland)||G||5-9|
|Chloe Lamb||South Dakota||G||5-9|
|LaShonda Monk||Ole Miss||G||5-6|
|Christina Morra||Wake Forest||F||6-3|
|Bethy Mununga||South Florida||F||6-0|
|Raina Perez**||NC State||G||5-4|
|Destiny Pitts||Texas A&M||G-F||5-10|
|Dor Saar**||Middle Tennessee||G||5-6|
|Courtajia “Tay” Sanders||UCF||G||6-1|
|Chanin Scott||North Carolina A&T||G-F||5-11|
|Aisha Sheppard||Virginia Tech||G||5-9|
|Hannah Sjerven||South Dakota||C||6-2|
|Alisia Smith||Michigan State||F||6-3|
|Taylah Thomas||Texas Tech||F||6-1|
|Lianna Tillman||Sacramento State||G||5-9|
|Lauren Van Kleunen||Marquette||F`||6-2|
|Kayla Wells||Texas A&M||G||6-0|
|Ameshya Williams-Holiday||Jackson State||F||6-4|
**These players were still competing with their NCAA teams when the previous list was published.
Anastasia Hayes of Mississippi State and Brie Perpignan of Elon have removed their names from consideration.
Since the NCAA granted, in 2021, every winter sport student-athlete an additional year of NCAA eligibility as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, intercollegiate women’s basketball players – even those who are finishing their senior year or graduate studies – may have remaining NCAA eligibility after the 2021-22 season. Accordingly, the WNBA and the WNBPA previously agreed on an opt-in process for NCAA players who are otherwise eligible for the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm.
Players who have exhausted all NCAA eligibility, including the additional year granted due to Covid-19, are not required to renounce in order to be available for selection in the 2022 WNBA Draft. Eligible international players (as that term is defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement) also are not required to opt in to the 2022 WNBA Draft in order to be selected.
Players whose college teams were still active after April 28 had 48 hours following the conclusion of their final game to renounce their remaining NCAA eligibility and declare themselves available for the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm.
During the WNBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm on April 11, WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the draft picks live on ESPN with exclusive coverage beginning at 7 p.m. ET. The draft will also be available live on the ESPN App.
Top prospects will take part live as the WNBA Draft presented by State Farm returns to an in-person event for the first time since 2019, with the acclaimed Spring Studios, located in the Tribeca section of New York and the home to such iconic events as Fashion Week and The Tribeca Film Festival, serving as the venue for the evening’s events.
The Washington Mystics own the top pick in the WNBA Draft 2022 presented by State Farm.