The 2023 WNBA Draft is behind us, and it was filled with adventure. Yes, Aliyah Boston went No. 1 overall to the Indiana Fever as expected, but there were plenty of other draft surprises, incredible tweets and even one big trade.
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Otherwise, let's get to it!
The Atlanta Dream coach had us cracking up trying to get her team's No. 6 pick, Haley Jones, to answer the dang phone.
(More on this in a bit.)
They drafted Aliyah Boston!
WINNER. WINNER. WINNER.
Horston was widely expected to be a lottery pick, but fell down to No. 9. That... worked out for the best, though! The Storm need a play-maker, and have the roster space to hang on to a player like Horston. Perfect match.
They traded the No. 4 pick, Stephanie Soares, who may well be a great player one day. But that won't be this year as she's recovering from a torn ACL.
Instead, the Mystics got themselves a coveted 2025 first-round pick via the Atlanta Dream. That draft class could include Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, Paige Bueckers, Cameron Brink, Aaliyah Edwards and more!
Congrats to the Maryland guard who grew 10 inches in three weeks!
Not because of anything serious lol. She just got roasted by her coach and informed about it while at the podium.
Trading a 2025 first-round pick was definitely a choice they made.
Congrats to Maddy Siegrist, Lou Lopez Senechal, Abby Meyers and Ashley Joens, but making the Wings roster was going to be tough enough. Now they'll all compete directly with each other in training camp.
Sorry, couldn't help myself.
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