– Minnesota Lynx Receive Second Pick; Atlanta Dream to Select Third;
Washington Mystics will Choose Fourth –
NEW YORK, Nov. 11, 2022 – The Indiana Fever today won the 22nd annual WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm® and earned the top pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm to be held on Monday, April 10, 2023.
The Lottery results were revealed during a 30-minute WNBA Draft Lottery special on ESPN2 leading into its women’s college basketball game featuring the defending National Champion University of South Carolina at the University of Maryland.
Indiana, which won the WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm for the first time in franchise history, entered the Lottery with the most chances to land the top pick (442 out of 1,000).
The Minnesota Lynx, which had the fewest chances to win the top pick (104 out of 1,000), will have the second selection. The Atlanta Dream will select third after having the second-most chances to land the top pick (276). The Washington Mystics, which had 178 chances to receive the first pick, will choose fourth.
By missing the 2022 WNBA Playoffs presented by Google, Indiana, Atlanta, and Minnesota qualified for the Lottery drawing. Washington’s spot in the Lottery was the result of the Mystics having obtained the right to swap its own 2023 first-round pick with Atlanta for Los Angeles’ 2023 first-round pick (previously acquired by Atlanta in a deal in February 2022). Lottery odds were based on the cumulative records of the Fever, Dream, Sparks, and Lynx over the past two regular seasons (2021 and 2022).
Most recently, the Mystics won the Lottery for the 2022 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm and traded that No. 1 overall selection to the Dream, which chose 2022 WNBA Rookie of the Year Rhyne Howard with the top pick.
A representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young was in attendance to oversee the Lottery process.
The following are results of the 2023 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm.
* On Apr. 6, 2022, Washington obtained the right to swap its own 2023 first-round pick for Los Angeles’ 2023 first-round pick acquired by Atlanta in the Erica Wheeler/Chennedy Carter/Li Yueru trade on Feb. 5, 2022.
# On Feb. 3, 2022, Chicago received Phoenix’s 2023 first-round pick from the Mercury and Julie Allemand from Indiana in a three-team trade that also saw Phoenix obtain Diamond DeShields from Chicago while Indiana received Bria Hartley and a 2023 second-round selection from Phoenix and first-round picks in 2022 and 2023 from Chicago.
^ On Mar. 8, 2022, Indiana obtained Dallas’ own 2023 first-round pick and Dallas’ two 2022 first-round selections (No. 4 and No. 6) in exchange for Teaira McCowan, Indiana’s pick at No. 7 in the 2022 draft and Chicago’s 2023 first-round selection previously acquired by Indiana.
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