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2013 WNBA Draft Board, as expected Brittney Griner picked 1st by Mercury

Published on April 15, 2013



Brittney Griner at the 2013 WNBA Draft.

Brittney Griner at the 2013 WNBA Draft.

The Phoenix Mercury selected Baylor’s Brittney Griner with their No. 1 overall pick in the 2013 WNBA Draft presented. The Chicago Sky chose Elena Delle Donne of Delaware with the second overall selection, and the Tulsa Shock tapped Notre Dame’s Skylar Diggins at No. 3.

Griner, a 6-8 center, was a dominating presence at Baylor. She finished her collegiate career ranked first all time in Women’s NCAA Division 1 history in blocks (748) and dunks (18), and second in points (3,283) and double-figure scoring games (146 of 148). Her blocks total actually paces both women and men – topping the 564 of Mississippi State’s Jarvis Varnado — while her 18 dunks account for 54.5 percent of the 33 total dunks by college women.

Delle Donne, 6-5 guard/forward, led the nation in scoring as a junior, finished second as a senior and completed her college career as the fifth-leading scorer in NCAA history (3,039).

Diggins, a four-time All-America, finished her career as Notre Dame’s career leader in points and steals, ranks second in assists.

The Washington Mystics selected Ohio State’s Tyler Hill, a 5-10 guard and defensive stalwart as the fifth overall pick. She averaged 20-plus points in both her junior and senior years.

1 Phoenix Mercury (7-27) Brittney Griner (Baylor)
2 Chicago Sky (14-20)  Elena Delle Donne (Delaware)
3 Tulsa Shock (9-25) Skylar Diggins (Notre Dame)
4 Washington Mystics (5-29) Tayler Hill (Ohio State)
5 New York Liberty (15-19) Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M)
6 Seattle Storm (16-18) Tianna Hawkins (Maryland)
7 New York Liberty (15-19 Toni Young (Oklahoma State)
8 San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13)  Kayla Alexander (Syracuse)
9 Indiana Fever (22-12)  Layshia Clarendon (California)
10 Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)  A’dia Matthies (Kentucky)
11 Connecticut Sun (25-9) Kelly Faris (Connecticut)
12 Minnesota Lynx (27-7)   Lindsey Moore (Nebraska)


1 (13) Atlanta Dream (19-15) Alex Bentley (Penn State)
2 (14) Minnesota Lynx (27-7)  Sugar Rodgers (Georgetown)
3 (15) New York Liberty (15-19)  Kamiko Williams (Tennessee)
4 (16) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13)  Davellyn White (Arizona)
5 (17) Washington Mystics (5-29)  Nadirah McKenith (St. John’s)
6 (18) Seattle Storm (16-18)  Chelsea Poppens (Iowa State)
7 (19) Washington Mystics (5-29)  Emma Meesseman (Belgium)
8 (20) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13)  Diandra Tchatchouang (Maryland/France)
9 (21) Indiana Fever (22-12)  Jasmine Hassell (Georgia)
10 22) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)  Brittany Chambers (Kansas State)
11 (23) Connecticut Sun (25-9)  Anna Prins (Iowa State)
12 (24) Minnesota Lynx (27-7 Chucky Jeffery (Colorado)


1 (25) Washington Mystics (5-29)  Shenneika Smith (St. John’s)
2 (26) Phoenix Mercury (7-27)  Nikki Greene (Penn State)
3 (27) New York Liberty (15-19)  Olcay Çakir (Turkey)
4 (28) Chicago Sky (14-20)  Brooklyn Pope (Baylor)
5 (29) Tulsa Shock (9-25)  Angel Goodrich (Kansas)
6 (30) Seattle Storm (16-18)  Jasmine James (Georgia)
7 (31) Atlanta Dream (19-15)  Ann Marie Armstrong (Georgia)
8 (32) San Antonio Silver Stars (21-13)  Whitney Jones (Hand) – (Oklahoma)
9 (33) Indiana Fever (22-12)  Jennifer George (Florida)
10 (34) Los Angeles Sparks (24-10)  Alina Iagupova (Ukraine)
11 (35) Connecticut Sun (25-9)  Andrea Smith (South Florida)
12 (36) Minnesota Lynx (27-7)  Waltiea Rolle (North Carolina)

List of WNBA Prospects

Alexander, Kayla Syracuse Milton, Ont./Canada Center
Alford, Chantell Boston University West Haven, CT Guard
Alverson, Blanche Auburn Buford, GA. Guard/Forward
Bentley, Alex Penn State Indianapolis, IN Guard
Bone, Kelsey Texas A&M Houston, TX Center
Brewer, Alyssia UCLA Tulsa, OK Forward
Chambers, Brittany Kansas State Jordan, MN Guard
Clarendon, Layshia California San Bernardino, CA Guard
Clarke, Tiffany Vanderbilt Norcross, GA Forward
Davis, Carolyn Kansas Evansville, IN Forward
Delle Donne, Elena Delaware Wilmington, DE Guard/Forward
Deluzio, Alexa Florida State Orlando, FL Guard
Diggins, Skylar Notre Dame Sound Bend, IN Guard
Doyle, Saadia Howard Atlanta, GA Guard
Faris, Kelly Connecticut Plainfield, IN Guard
Goodrich, Angel Kansas Glendale, AZ Guard
Greene, Nikki Penn State Diboli, TX Forward/Center
Griner, Brittney Baylor Houston, TX Center
Hawkins, Tianna Maryland Washington, D.C. Forward
Hayden, Kimetria Baylor Dallas, TX Guard
Hill, Tayler Ohio State Minneapolis, MN Guard
James, Jasmine Georgia Memhis, TN Guard
Jeffery, Chucky Colorado Colorado Springs, CO Guard
Macaulay, Victoria Temple Brooklyn, NY Center
Madden, Jordan Baylor Jonesboro, AR Guard/Forward
Martin, Anna DePaul Lexington, KY Guard
Matthies, A’dia Kentucky Louisville, KY Guard
McKenith, Nadirah St. John’s Newark, NJ Guard
Mingo, Drey Purdue Atlanta, GA Forward
Moore, Lindsey Nebraska Tacoma, WA Guard
Oliver, Monique Rutgers Las Vegas, NV Center
Penn, Karisma Illinois Cleveland, OH Forward
Pope, Brooklyn Baylor Fort Worth, TX Forward
Poppens, Chelsea Iowa State Waterloo, IA Forward
Prins, Anna Iowa State Broomfield, CO Center
Rasheed, Niveen Princeton Danville, CA Guard/Forward
Rodgers, Sugar Georgetown Suffolk, VA Guard
Rodriguez, Leonor Florida State Canary Islands, Spain Guard
Rolle, Waltiea North Carolina Houston, TX Center
Ruffin-Pratt, Tierra North Carolina Fairfax, VA Guard
Smith, Andrea South Florida Lakeland, FL Guard
Smith, Shenneika St. John’s Kingston, Jamaica Guard
Spani, Taber Tennessee Independence, MO Guard
Walker, Markel UCLA Philadelphia,PA Forward
Webb, Adrienne LSU Harvest, AL Guard
Whyte, Davellyn Arizona Mesa, AZ Guard
Williams, Destiny Baylor St. Joseph, MI Forward
Wilson, Shawnice Miami Pittsburgh, PA Center
Young, Toni Oklahoma State Del City, OK Forward


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