As the college basketball season comes to a close, players are declaring for the 2023 WNBA Draft, with nearly 80 already throwing their hats in the ring.
Players have 48 hours after their final collegiate game to declare their intent to enter the draft. So far, those who have declared include Tennessee’s Jordan Horston and Iowa State’s Stephanie Soares. Stanford’s Haley Jones, Indiana’s Grace Berger and Villanova’s Maddy Siegrist also feature on the list.
But others, including Tennessee’s Rickea Jackson, have opted to stay at their colleges another year.
Projected No. 2 overall pick Diamond Miller has yet to declare for the draft following Maryland’s loss to South Carolina on Monday, with the clock ticking. The senior also could opt to use her COVID-19 eligibility year.
Other players who could return to use their COVID years include South Carolina seniors Zia Cooke, Brea Beal and even presumptive No. 1 pick Aliyah Boston, who remained coy when asked Monday about whether or not she planned to return to the Gamecocks for a fifth season. Virginia Tech’s Elizabeth Kitley also will have a choice to make following the end of the Hokies’ run in the NCAA Tournament.
The WNBA has utilized the opt-in process since 2021, when the NCAA granted every winter sport athlete an extra year of eligibility due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2023 WNBA Draft is set to take place at 7 p.m. ET Monday, April 10.
View the full list of players who have declared for the draft here.