WNBA draft at a glance
When: 7 p.m. Monday
Where: Uncasville, Conn.
TV: ESPN2 (first round), ESPNU (second, third rounds)
No. 1 overall pick: Connecticut
Lynx picks (4): First round, No. 12 overall; second round, No. 15 (from Tulsa) and No. 24; third round, No. 36.
Who might be available at No. 12: Natalie Achonwa, F, Notre Dame; Chelsea Gray, G, Duke; Markeisha Gatling, C, North Carolina State; Jennifer Hamson, C, BYU; Astou Ndour, a 6-6 Senegal native now playing in Spain.
Chiney Ogwumike, F, Stanford: She is the younger sister of Los Angeles Sparks All-Star Nneka Ogwumike, the No. 1 overall draft pick in 2012. The 6-3 star averaged 26.1 points and 12.2 rebounds with 66 blocks to lead the Cardinal to the NCAA Final Four. She has the size and athletic ability to be an elite defensive player from Day 1.
Odyssey Sims, G, Baylor: The winner of the Wade Trophy as national player of the year, the 5-8 Sims averaged 28.5 points, 4.6 assists and 4.5 rebounds for the Bears, who advanced to the NCAA regional finals. As a senior she became just the second player in Division I history to score 1,000 points in a season (1,054).
Alyssa Thomas, F, Maryland: A three-time All-America, she helped lead Maryland to the Final Four this spring. The 6-2 Thomas finished with a career average of 17.4 points and 9.1 rebounds and is Maryland’s all-time leading scorer with 2,356 points.
And three more
Stefanie Dolson, C, Connecticut: Had 17 points, 16 rebounds and seven assists in UConn’s national championship game victory over Notre Dame.
Maggie Lucas, G, Penn State: Led the Lady Lions in scoring this season (21.0 ppg). Made 365 three-pointers in her career.
Kayla McBride, G, Notre Dame: Averaged 17.6 points and 3.8 assists. Had 28 points in an NCAA semifinal victory over Maryland.