WNBA announces draft lottery for Dec. 4 on ESPN at halftime of Louisville vs. DePaul

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Ahh….there’s some WNBA news that we have been craving for as of late during this offseason period where it appeared as if we had entered a W news desert.

What was first reported by Winsidr has now been announced by the league itself – the 2021 WNBA draft lottery will occur at halftime of the Louisville vs. DePaul women’s basketball broadcast on ESPN.

Four teams will hope for a chance at the first pick in the 2021 draft – the same four teams that were in last year’s draft lottery – the New York Liberty, Dallas Wings, Indiana Fever and Atlanta Dream. The Liberty won last year’s draft lottery and chose Sabrina Ionescu with the No. 1 pick.

Dallas chose Ionescu’s Oregon teammate Satou Sabally, Indiana went with Lauren Cox and Atlanta selected Chennedy Carter to round out last season’s lottery picks. Sabally and Carter had impressive debut seasons last year in the wubble while Ionescu (ankle injury) and Cox had a rougher go of things.

The Lib has the highest odds, once again, of landing the top pick at roughly 44%. DraftSite’s latest mock has New York selecting Charli Collier – a center out of Texas – first overall.

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