The 2023 WNBA Draft, held Monday night in New York City, brought one sure bet in No. 1 overall pick Aliyah Boston. But the three rounds featured plenty of steals and surprises as well.
Just Women’s Sports tracked every pick from every team, and the JWS Twitter account provided live coverage from the draft floor.
1. Indiana Fever: Aliyah Boston, F, South Carolina
The projected No. 1 pick in all three of our mock drafts since last November, her selection did not come as a shock. She helped lead the Gamecocks to a national championship as a junior, and she averaged 13.0 points and 9.8 rebounds as a senior.
2. Minnesota Lynx: Diamond Miller, G, Maryland
Another player who solidified her spot well before draft night, the 6-3 guard scored 19.7 points per game as the lone returning starter for the Terps this season. She finished her college career as a three-time All-Big Ten selection.
3. Dallas Wings: Maddy Siegrist, F, Villanova
The leading scorer in the country with 29.2 points per game, Siegrist offers a dynamic presence on offense — and a career shooting percentage of 34.9% from beyond the arc.
4. Dallas Wings (via trade): Stephanie Soares, F/C, Iowa State
The Washington Mystics traded the draft rights for Soares to the Wings in exchange for a 2024 second-round pick and a 2025 first-round pick.
While she only played 13 games at the NCAA level before tearing her ACL, the two-time NAIA Player of the Year brings a complete game, averaging a near-double-double in her short career with the Cyclones. And while her injury will keep her out for the 2023 season, the Wings are willing to wait for her.
5. Dallas Wings: Lou Lopez Sénéchal, G/F, UConn
In her one season with the Huskies after transferring from Fairfield, she averaged 15.5 points per game and shooting 44% from 3-point range.
“I’m ready for this next dream,” Lopez Sénéchal said ahead of the draft. “I always say there’s never a perfect path, a perfect way. There’s your way.”
6. Atlanta Dream: Haley Jones, G, Stanford
Former Stanford basketball player Jordan Hamilton declared Jones a “unicorn” for her positionless skill set. She averaged a career-best four assists this season for the Cardinal, and she is a talented defender as well.
7. Indiana Fever: Grace Berger, G, Indiana
The 6-0 guard became the first-ever Hoosiers player selected in the first round, and she heads back to Indiana to pursue her WNBA dreams. She averaged 5.8 assists per game and shot 40.7 percent from 3-point range this season.
8. Atlanta Dream: Laeticia Amihere, F, South Carolina
A 6-4 forward with a 6-10 wingspan, Amihere underlines the theme of the draft: versatility. She only started four games in her entire college career, and she averaged 7.1 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game this season as part of a deep Gamecocks roster, but her selfless play and defensive prowess proved enticing for the Dream.
9. Seattle Storm: Jordan Horston, G, Tennessee
As a senior, Horston contributed 15.6 points, 7.1 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game for the Lady Vols. For her career, she averaged 12.7 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game.
10. Los Angeles Sparks: Zia Cooke, G, South Carolina
The 5-9 guard shot a career-best 40.5% from the field as a senior, averaging 15.4 points per game. She brings a steady hand at point guard to the Sparks.
11. Dallas Wings: Abby Meyers, G, Maryland
After transferring from Princeton, the 6-0 guard averaged 12.5 points and 4.3 rebounds for Maryland in her one season in College Park. She also hit 38.8% of her 3-pointers. Still, her selection in the first round is a bit of a surprise.
12. Minnesota Lynx: Maia Hirsch, F, France
While the 19-year-old is not expected to play in the WNBA this season, she represents an investment in Minnesota’s future.
13. Indiana Fever: Taylor Mikesell, G, Ohio State
14. Los Angeles Sparks: Shaneice Swain, G, Australia
15. Atlanta Dream: Leigha Brown, G, Michigan
16. Minnesota Lynx: Dorka Juhász, F, UConn
17. Indiana Fever: LaDazhia Williams, F, LSU
18. Seattle Storm: Madi Williams, F, Oklahoma
19. Dallas Wings: Ashley Joens, F, Iowa State
20. Washington Mystics: Elena Tsineke, G, South Florida
21. Seattle Storm: Dulcy Fankam Mendjiadeu, F, South Florida
22. Connecticut Sun: Alexis Morris, G, LSU
23. Chicago Sky: Kayana Traylor, G, Virginia Tech
24. Minnesota Lynx: Brea Beal, G, South Carolina
25. Indiana Fever: Victaria Saxton, F, South Carolina
26. Los Angeles Sparks: Monika Czinano, F, Iowa
27. Phoenix Mercury: Destiny Harden, F, Miami
28. Minnesota Lynx: Taylor Soule, F, Virginia Tech
29. Phoenix Mercury: Kadi Sissoko, F, USC
30. New York Liberty: Okako Adika, G, USC
31. Dallas Wings: Paige Robinson, G, Illinois State
32. Washington Mystics: Txell Alarcon, G, Spain
33. Seattle Storm: Jade Loville, G, Arizona
34. Connecticut Sun: Ashten Prechtel, F, Stanford
35. Chicago Sky: Kseniya Malashka, F, Middle Tennessee State
36. Las Vegas Aces: Brittany Davis, G, Alabama