Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu punted on the 2019 WNBA draft after her Ducks came up just short in their bid to bring a national championship to Eugene.
She may want to watch ESPN2 on Sept. 17 as she could get a much clearer glimpse of her future after her Oregon days come to a close.
That day, the WNBA will host its annual draft lottery which will be televised on ESPN2 during halftime of a semifinal contest featuring the Connecticut Sun and an opponent yet to be determined.
John Brickley will host the draft lottery with WNBA Head of League Operations Bethany Donaphin revealing the results.
The four teams that qualified were the same four teams that had the league’s worst records this season – the New York Liberty, Indiana Fever, Dallas Wings and Atlanta Dream. Over the last two seasons, the Liberty posted a league-worst 17-51 and has the best odds to land the top overall pick (likely Ionescu) and will at least pick third.
Indiana will have the second-best odds followed by the Wings and Dream. The latter two teams made postseason in 2018.