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WNBA Draft 2014: Selection Order, TV Schedule, Live Stream and 1st-Round Mock

DENVER, CO - APRIL 01:  Chiney Ogwumike #13 of the Stanford Cardinal pushes the ball up court against the Baylor Bears uring the National Semifinal game of the 2012 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship at Pepsi Center on April 1, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Sean ODonnellContributor IIIApril 13, 2014

The 2014 WNBA preseason is already right around the corner, and each team will look to solidify its roster through the draft.  

Now that the 2014 NCAA women's tournament has concluded, college's brightest stars are looking to continue their journeys to the professional level.

This draft comes with plenty of intrigue. Notre Dame's Natalie Achonwa and Duke's Chelsea Gray suffered major injuries, and could see their draft stocks shift. Other athletes put on masterful performances during the tournament and are currently trending upward.

Like every year, the draft remains a fluid process, as talks of trades run rampant and could severely alter how everything shakes out on Monday.

The draft is always chock full of surprises, and this year should be no different.

To ensure that you catch all of the highly anticipated action, let's break down the draft's current selection order, viewing information and give some predictions regarding where top-tier prospects could possibly land.

 

Selection Order

Nam Y. Huh
2014 WNBA Draft Order
PositionTeam2013 Record
Round 1
1Connecticut Sun10-24
2Tulsa Shock11-23
3San Antonio Stars12-22
4New York Liberty11-23
5Indiana Fever16-18
6Washington Mystics17-17
7Seattle Storm17-17
8Atlanta Dream17-17
9Indiana Fever16-18
10Chicago Sky24-10
11Connecticut Sun10-24
12Minnesota Lynx26-8
Round 2
1 (13)Tulsa Shock11-23
2 (14)New York Liberty11-23
3 (15)Minnesota Lynx26-8
4 (16)San Antonio Stars12-22
5 (17)Phoenix Mercury19-15
6 (18)Atlanta Dream17-17
7 (19)Seattle Storm17-17
8 (20)Atlanta Dream17-17
9 (21)Phoenix Mercury19-15
10 (22)Chicago Sky24-10
11 (23)Los Angeles Sparks24-10
12 (24)Minnesota Lynx26-8
Round 3
1 (25)Connecticut Sun10-24
2 (26)New York Liberty11-23
3 (27)Tulsa Shock11-23
4 (28)San Antonio Stars12-22
5 (29)Indiana Fever16-18
6 (30)Washington Mystics17-17
7 (31)Seattle Storm17-17
8 (32)Washington Mystics17-17
9 (33)Phoenix Mercury19-15
10 (34)Chicago Sky24-10
11 (35)Los Angeles Sparks24-10
12 (36)Minnesota Lynx26-8
WNBA.com

The full draft order can also be found on WNBA.com.

 

Viewing Information

Nati Harnik
2014 WNBA Draft Schedule
DateTime (ET)TV InfoLive Stream
Mon., April 148 p.m.ESPN2WatchESPN
ESPN.com

The 2014 WNBA draft can be live streamed on WatchESPN.

 

Round 1 Predictions

1. Connecticut Sun: Chiney Ogwumike, F, Stanford

There's no way the Sun could possibly pass up on Ogwumike here. This is a rebuilding team that could really use the services of an efficient player who can dominate the boards on both ends of the court.

 

2. Tulsa Shock: Alyssa Thomas, F, Maryland

John Bazemore

The Shock already have a strong backcourt, and now its time to bolster the front. Thomas can get it done in the paint, using her aggressive style to bring down contested balls and provide an efficient, underneath scoring threat.

 

3. San Antonio Stars: Odyssey Sims, G, Baylor

Sims is simply too good to pass up here. She's a scoring threat from all over the court and doubles as a decisive ball-distributor. She'll become a huge offensive weapon for the Stars.

 

4. New York Liberty: Kayla McBride, G, Notre Dame

The Liberty struggled to score from the perimeter last season and were rather suspect in the turnover department. McBride solves both of those problems, as she is a great threat from beyond the arc and sure-handed with the ball.

 

5. Indiana Fever: Stefanie Dolson, C, Connecticut

Indiana wasn't efficient in the post last season, and the team will need a reliable shooter in the paint to right the ship. Luckily, that's exactly what the Fever is getting in Dolson.

 

6. Washington Mystics: Bria Hartley, G, Connecticut

Nati Harnik

The Mystics could sure use an added boost to their offense. Hartley comes in as a capable scorer from all over the court and will shore up the guard position for the long run here.

 

7. Seattle Storm: Chelsea Gray, G, Duke

Despite Gray's recent injury, she was still widely-heralded as one of the nation's top guard prospects. Her skill set may be too difficult to pass up at this point, and the Storm will be the team to reap the benefits.

 

8. Atlanta Dream: Natasha Howard, F, Florida State

Atlanta has a great backcourt, but could use some stability up front. Howard proved last season that she can hang with the nation's best teams and is a constant threat in the paint.

 

9. Indiana Fever: Meighan Simmons, G, Tennessee

Mark Humphrey

Now that the Fever have already grabbed their center, its time to add depth to the backcourt. Simmons has a great amount of speed, is careful with the ball and can be a big threat from downtown.

 

10. Chicago Sky: Markeisha Gatling, C, NC State

Gatling plays with a ton of physicality. She uses her frame to her advantage and dominates the post. The Sky would benefit greatly from acquiring her services and using her in their frontcourt rotation.

 

11. Connecticut Sun: Shoni Schimmel, G, Louisville

Schimmel would fit nicely in the Sun's backcourt rotation. Her competitive drive, fiery personality and well-rounded skill set will help this team continue to head in the right direction.

 

12. Minnesota Lynx: Natalie Achonwa, F, Notre Dame

This is the perfect scenario for the Lynx. Achonwa is one of the best forward prospects in this year's draft. She slides here due to her recent ACL injury. That works for Minnesota, as it has the depth to allow Achonwa to fully recuperate before hitting the court once again.

 

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