Indiana Fever Earns First Pick in 2023 WNBA Draft Presented by State Farm® –


Minnesota Lynx receives second pick; Atlanta Dream will select third place;

Washington Mystics will choose the fourth

NEW YORK, November 11, 2022 – The Indiana Fever won today on the 22ndn/a WNBA Annual Draft Lottery presented by State Farm® and earned the first pick of 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 up to its women’s college basketball game featuring 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 highest odds of picking up the top pick (442 out of 1,000).

The Minnesota Lynx, who had the least chance of winning the first pick (104 out of 1,000), will have the second selection. The Atlanta Dream will select the third after having the second most chances to land the first pick (276). The Washington Mystics, who had 178 chances to receive the first pick, will choose the fourth.

By missing the 2022 WNBA Playoffs presented by Google, Indiana, Atlanta and Minnesota qualified for the lottery draw. Washington’s lottery spot is the result of the Mystics gaining the right to trade their own 2023 first-round pick with Atlanta for Los Angeles’ 2023 first-round pick (previously acquired by Atlanta in the under an agreement in February 2022). The lottery odds were based on the combined records of 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, who picked 2022 WNBA Rookie of the Year Rhyne Howard with the top pick.

A representative from accounting firm Ernst & Young was present to oversee the lottery process.

Here are the results of the 2023 WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm.

* On April 6, 2022, Washington was granted the right to trade its own 2023 first-round pick for Los Angeles’ 2023 first-round pick acquired by Atlanta in the Erica Wheeler/Chennedy Carter/Li trade Yueru on February 5, 2022. .

# On February 3, 2022, Chicago received Phoenix’s 2023 first-round pick of Mercury and Julie German from Indiana in a three-team trade that also saw Phoenix get Diamond DeShields from Chicago while Indiana received Bria Hartley and a 2023 second-round pick from Phoenix and a 2022 and 2023 first-round pick from Chicago.

^ On March 8, 2022, Indiana got Dallas’ 2023 first-round pick and Dallas’ two 2022 first-round picks (#4 & #6) in exchange for Teaira McCowan, Indiana’s pick in No. 7 in the 2022 Draft and Chicago’s 2023 first-round selection previously acquired by Indiana.

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