WNBA draft: NaLyssa Smith goes to Indiana Fever with No. 2 pick

The forward is the reigning Big 12 player of the year. (Evan Yu/Just Women’s Sports)

With the second pick in the 2022 WNBA draft, the Indiana Fever selected NaLyssa Smith out of Baylor.

Smith is the first of four first-round picks that the Fever hold. She was also the consensus selection for the second pick of the draft by multiple draft boards.

The forward won the Katrina McClain Award as the country’s best power forward and was named Big 12 player of the year after averaging 22.1 points and 11.5 rebounds per game this season.

“I’m coming in hungry. I can’t wait to come to this program and make a difference,” she said on ESPN.