Roman Augustoviz spends Minnesota's winters covering college hockey, specifically the Gophers, and other University of Minnesota sports. During the summer, he writes about the WNBA's Minnesota Lynx, with a dose of U sports sprinkled in. Follow him on Twitter @RomanStrib.

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Lynx sitting on outside in this year's WNBA draft

Posted by: Roman Augustoviz under Lynx Updated: April 1, 2013 - 10:26 PM

Success in the regular season is not a good thing for WNBA teams when it comes to the league's draft.

The Lynx had the best regular-season record in the WNBA last season and didn't make any trades to move up, so they are picking last, No. 12 in the first round.

They also have three other picks, two in the second round, Nos. 14 and 24, and one in the third, No. 36.

Phoenix has the top pick in the draft and will take 6-8 center Brittney Griner of Baylor.

Chicago and Tulsa have the next two picks. And there are two other players available who could have immediate impact: 5-9 guard Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame and 6-5 forward Elena Delle Donne of Delaware. They will probably both be gone by the time Washington's No. 4 pick comes along.

So who else is there. The Lynx have put up a list of 15 players to watch on their web site, in alphabetical order.

Besides the Big Three, here are the other prospects the Lynx list:

6-4 C Kayla Alexander, Syracuse ... 17.9 pts., 7.8 rebs. per game

5-7 G Alex Bentley, Penn St. ... 14.1 pts., 3.5 assists

6-3 F Carolyn Davis, Kansas ... 15.8 pts., 6.6 rebs

5-11 G Kelly Faris, Connecticut ... 10 pts., 5.6 rebs.

6-3 F Tianna Hawkins, Maryland ... 18 pts., 9.7 rebs.

5-10 G Taylor Hill, Ohio State ... 21.1 pts., 2.9 assists per game

5-9 G A'dia Mathies, Kentucky ... 16.1 pts., 4.5 rebs.

5-9 G Lindsey Moore, Nebraska ... 15.1 pts., 5.7 assists per game

6-2 F Karisma Penn, Illinois ... 19.2 pts., 9.6 rebs.

5-11 G Sugar Rodgers, Georgetown ... 22.9 pts., 4.1assists

6-1 F Markel Walker, UCLA ... 10.6 pts., 7.2 rebs.

6-2 F Toni Young, Oklahoma St. ... 16 pts., 10.1 rebs.

ROSTER MOVES

Lynx have lost center Taj McWilliams-Franklin (retired, coaching with NY Liberty), traded guard Candice Wiggins (to Tulsa) and decided not to re-sign guard Erin Thorn.

Only sure thing they added is C Janel McCarville. ... So they could be looking for guard help at Nos. 12 and 14. Especially a guard who can shoot threes.

 

 

 

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Akron
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Indiana
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Miami-Ohio
Tulsa 10/4/14 2:00 PM
Colorado State
New Mexico 10/4/14 2:30 PM
TX-San Antonio
(3) Alabama 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(11) Ole Miss
(14) Stanford 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(9) Notre Dame
(17) Wisconsin 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Northwestern
Navy 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Air Force
(7) Baylor 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Texas
(4) Oklahoma 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(25) TCU
Wake Forest 10/4/14 2:30 PM
(1) Florida State
NC State 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Clemson
Buffalo 10/4/14 2:30 PM
Bowling Green
Ohio U 10/4/14 2:30 PM
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Oregon State 10/4/14 3:00 PM
Colorado
Vanderbilt 10/4/14 3:00 PM
(13) Georgia
Kansas 10/4/14 3:00 PM
West Virginia
Kent State 10/4/14 4:00 PM
Northern Ill
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Appalachian St
Texas-El Paso 10/4/14 6:00 PM
Louisiana Tech
(15) LSU 10/4/14 6:00 PM
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UAB 10/4/14 6:00 PM
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Louisiana
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So Carolina 10/4/14 6:30 PM
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Virginia
Miami-Florida 10/4/14 6:30 PM
Georgia Tech
(19) Nebraska 10/4/14 7:00 PM
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UNLV 10/4/14 7:00 PM
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Ga Southern 10/4/14 7:00 PM
New Mexico St
California 10/4/14 9:30 PM
Washington St
Utah 10/4/14 9:30 PM
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Boise State 10/4/14 9:30 PM
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Winnipeg 10/3/14 6:00 PM
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Calgary 10/3/14 9:00 PM
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