• December 2, 2021

Updated WNBA list of players that opted-in for the 2021 Draft

Full list of prospects including international players

Initially, 52 college players filed for inclusion as candidates in the 2021 WNBA Draft by April 1. Since then five student-athletes have removed their names from consideration and six others have opted in. In addition, the league has formally recognized four international players as prospects. The draft is scheduled for April 15 (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET).

Since the NCAA has granted every winter sport student-athlete an additional year of NCAA eligibility, every intercollegiate women’s basketball player – even those who are finishing their senior year or graduate studies – will have remaining NCAA eligibility after the 2020-21 season. Accordingly, the WNBA and the WNBPA previously agreed on an opt-in process for NCAA players who are otherwise eligible for the 2021 WNBA Draft.

Every NCAA player who is otherwise eligible and would like to make themselves available for selection in the 2021 WNBA Draft is required to renounce their remaining intercollegiate eligibility.

Specifically, NCAA players who are not competing in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Final Four were required to notify the WNBA of their desire to be considered for the Draft no later than April 1. Players competing in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Final Four must notify the WNBA no later than 48 hours after the conclusion of their last Final Four game. Eligible International Players (as that term is defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement) are not required to opt in to the 2021 WNBA Draft in order to be selected.

Full list of prospects including international players

PlayerPositionSchool/Country
Jasmine WalkerFAlabama
LaPresha StanleyGAppalachian State
Trinity BaptisteFArizona
Aari McDonaldGArizona
Chelsea DungeeGArkansas
Destiny SlocumGArkansas
Unique ThompsonFAuburn
DiJonai CarringtonGBaylor
DiDi RichardsGBaylor
Sierra CampisanoFCal Poly
Micaela KellyGCentral Michigan
Lore DevosGColorado State
Deja ChurchGDePaul
Lashonda Monk*GEast Carolina
Maya CaldwellGGeorgia
Gabby ConnallyGGeorgia
Que Morrison*GGeorgia
Jenna Staiti*CGeorgia
Jill TownsendGGonzaga
Jenn WirthFGonzaga
LeeAnne WirthFGonzaga
Chasity PattersonGKentucky
Natalie KucowskiFLafayette
Asheika AlexanderG-FLangston
Dana EvansGLouisville
Blanca MillanGMaine
Selena LottGMarquette
Akienreh JohnsonGMichigan
Kate CainCNebraska
Janelle BaileyCNorth Carolina
Stephanie WattsGNorth Carolina
Petra HolešínskáGNorth Carolina
Lindsey PulliamGNorthwestern
Mikayla VaughnCNotre Dame
Destinee WalkerGNotre Dame
Cece Hooks*GOhio
Natasha MackFOklahoma State
Aleah GoodmanGOregon State
Valerie HigginsGPacific
Johanna MuzetGRhode Island
Nancy Mulkey*CRice
Arella GuirantesGRutgers
Tyra WhiteheadFSan Jose State
Tesia ThompsonGSoutheast Missouri State
Kiana WilliamsGStanford
Tiana MangakahiaGSyracuse
Rennia DavisGTennessee
Kasiyahna KushkituahCTennessee
Chelsey PerryGTennessee-Martin
Charli CollierF-CTexas
Ciera JohnsonCTexas A&M
N'dea JonesFTexas A&M
Aaliyah WilsonGTexas A&M
Kionna JeterGTowson
Michaela OnyenwereFUCLA
Jordan JenkinsGUTEP
Ivana RacaFWake Forest
Kysre GondrezickGWest Virginia
Raquel CarreraCSpain
Shyla HealGAustralia
Awak KuierFFinland
Iliana RupertFFrance

*Removed name from draft consideration

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