Tea WNBA Draft is set for April 11, 2022, in New York. The league’s 12 teams will choose from 88 eligible players through three rounds.
The Indiana Fever will be busy with four first-round picks. They finished the 2021 season with the WNBA’s worst record at 6-26.
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Here’s what you should know about the WNBA Draft:
When is the WNBA Draft?
The event starts at 7 pm ET on Monday, April 11, 2022.
What channel is the WNBA Draft on?
The picks can be seen on ESPN.
When do the Indiana Fever pick in the WNBA Draft?
The Fever pick No. 2 overall, No. 4 (in a pick from the Los Angeles Sparks, via the Dallas Wings), No. 6 (from Dallas) and No. 10 (from the Minnesota Lynx).
Recent Indiana Fever draft history
2021: Kysre Gondrezick was picked 4th overall and appeared in 19 games, averaging 1.9 points. She’s no longer with the team.
2020: Lauren Cox was picked 3rd overall and appeared in 25 games over parts of two seasons before being waived by the Fever. She averaged 2.6 points.
2019: Teaira McCowan was picked 3rd overall and averaged 10.7 points and 8.8 rebounds per game over three seasons. McCowan was traded to Dallas last month, getting the Nos. 4 and 6 picks.
2018: Kelsey Mitchell was picked 2nd overall and Victoria Vivians 8th. Mitchell has averaged 15.8 points per game and has 275 3-pointers over four seasons with Indiana. Injuries have interrupted Vivians’ career. She has appeared in 71 games, averaging 7.6 points. Both remain on the roster.
Who makes the draft picks for the Indiana Fever?
Lin Dunn, who coached the Fever to their only WNBA championship and two other Finals appearances from 2008-14. Dunn is 75 years old but ready for the challenge. Marianne Stanley, recently voted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame, is entering her third season as coach.
When does the Indiana Fever’s season start?
The Fever starts the 2022 season Friday, May 6, at the Washington Mystics. The same teams finish the 36-game regular season on Aug. 14.
WNBA Draft order
(first round, as of early Monday, April 11)
1. Atlanta Dream (from Washington)
3. Washington Mystics (from Atlanta)
4. Fever (from Los Angeles)
5. New York Liberty
6. Fever (from Dallas)
7. Dallas Wings (from Chicago)
8. Las Vegas Aces (from Phoenix)
9. Los Angeles Sparks (from Seattle)
10. Fever (from Minnesota)
12. Connecticut Sun