2022 WNBA Draft: Complete results, grades as Rhyne Howard goes No. 1 to Atlanta Dream

2022 WNBA Draft results: Rhyne Howard goes No. 1 to Dream; grades, analysis for every pick

The 2022 WNBA Draft has finally arrived, and for the first time since before the COVID-19 pandemic, the event will be held in person in New York City. Players selected will once again get to go on stage, receive a jersey and meet with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert.

After the Atlanta Dream pulled off a blockbuster trade to acquire the No. 1 overall pick, the Dream selected Rhyne Howard. NaLyssa Smith and Shakira Austin followed at Nos. 2 and 3, respectively. This is a deep class, but there is not much separation between a group of about a dozen players, which should lead to an interesting night. Here are the biggest needs and best fits for every team.

Draft results – Round 1

1 Atlanta Dream Rhyne Howard Guard Kentucky
2 Indiana Fever NaLyssa Smith Forward Baylor
3 washington mystics Shakira Austin Forward/Center ole miss
4 Indiana Fever Emily Engstler Forward Louisville
5 New York Liberty Nyara Sabally Forward Oregon
6 Indiana Fever Lexie Hull Guard Stanford
7 Dallas Wings Veronica Burton Guard Northwestern
8 Las Vegas Aces Mya Hollingshed Forward Colorado
9 Los Angeles Sparks Rae Burrell Guard Tennessee
10 Indiana Fever Queen Egbo Center Baylor
11 Las Vegas Aces Kierstan Bell Guard Florida Gulf Coast
12 Connecticut Sun Nia Clouden Guard michigan state

Draft results – Round 2

13. Aces: Khayla Pointer — LSU — Guard
14. Mystics: Christyn Williams — UConn — Guard
15. Dream: Naz Hillmon — Michigan — Forward
16. Sparks: Kianna Smith — Louisville — Guard
17. Storm: Elissa Cunane — NC State — Center
18. Liberty: Lorela Cubaj — Georgia Tech — Forward (via trade with Storm)
19. Sparks: Olivia Nelson-Ododa — UConn — Forward
20. Fever: Destanni Henderson — South Carolina — Guard
21. Storm: Evina Westbrook — UConn — Guard
22. Lynx: Kayla Jones — NC State — Forward
23. Aces: Aisha Sheppard — Virginia Tech — Guard
24. Sun: Jordan Lewis — Baylor — Guard

Draft results – Round 3

25. Fever: Ameshya Williams-Holliday — Jackson State — Center
26. Mercury: Maya Dodson — Notre Dame — Forward
27. Sparks: Amy Atwell — University of Hawaii — Forward
28. Lynx: Hannah Sjerven — South Dakota — Center
29. Liberty: Sika Kone — Mali — Center
30. Wings: Jasmine Dickey — Delaware — Guard
31. Wings: Jazz Bond — North Florida — Forward
32. Mercury: Macee Williams — IUPUI — Forward/Center
33. Storm: Jade Melbourne — Australia — Guard
34. Fever: Ali Patberg — Indiana — Guard
35. Aces: Faustine Aifuwa — LSU — Center
36. Sun: Kiara Smith — Florida — Guard

CBS Sports provided live updates and analysis from the 2022 WNBA Draft. You can relive that coverage below.

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