WNBA Draft: Sleepers, Top Names, and Essential Things to Know

The college basketball season may have ended less than a week ago, but the WNBA draft has already begun. Set for Monday at 7 p.m. ET, a number of players who have been recently competing in Final Four are hoping to hear their name and begin the next phase of their basketball journeys. Want to break down each team individually for what each W roster needs? My colleague Wilton Jackson has you covered. But here are five more things you need to know about Monday’s event.

back personal draft

For the first time since 2019 — and for the first time in the term of WNBA Commissioner Kathy Engelbert — the League will host a personal draft, at Spring Studios in Lower Manhattan. As part of this return, 12 potential clients will be attending. The WNBA has also announced plans for three events taking place in New York City in the lead-up to draft night, including a plan to have invitees visit the Empire State Building, a collaboration with the street team to paint “City Sketch Orange” and a possible mini-tour, which will transport some invitees in different parts of the city.