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.
— WinsidrAryeh (@WinsidrAryeh) December 1, 2020
Halftime of DePaul v. Louisville on ESPN at 6:30pm ET. Would have originally been UConn/Louisville but schedule changes.
— Rachel Galligan (@RachGall) December 1, 2020
The #WNBADraftLottery is FRIDAY night!
We have the fourth-best chance to get the No. 1 pick for the first time in franchise history 🤞
— Indiana Fever ⛹️♀🏀 (@IndianaFever) December 1, 2020
🗣Mark your calendars! This FRIDAY, 12/4, tune into the WNBA Draft Lottery 2021 during halftime of the DePaul vs. Louisville Women’s College Basketball game on @espn! Don’t miss it! 🗽
— New York Liberty (@nyliberty) December 1, 2020
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.