WNBA Draft 2014: Full Selection Order, Viewing Info and Rising Stars to Watch

Chris RolingFeatured ColumnistApril 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 06:  Kayla McBride #21 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish handles the ball in the second half against the Maryland Terrapins during the NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal at Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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The March Madness has subsided, which means the women's bracket now gives way to the 2014 WNBA draft, where college basketball's top performers will waltz to the podium and usher in the beginning of their professional careers.

In an interesting twist, the Connecticut Sun have the No. 1 overall pick in Monday's proceedings. That's noteworthy after Shabazz Napier and the men's team won the NCAA title, as did Stefanie Dolson and her Huskies.

With the event on the horizon, here's a look at the full order, how to catch it live and a few key players to watch as the rounds unfold.

 

Full Selection Order

2014 WNBA Draft Order
Position Team 2013 Record
Round 1
1 Connecticut Sun10-24
2 Tulsa Shock11-23
3 San Antonio Stars12-22
4 New York Liberty11-23
5 Indiana Fever16-18
6 Washington Mystics17-17
7 Seattle Storm17-17
8 Atlanta Dream17-17
9 Indiana Fever 16-18
10 Chicago Sky24-10
11 Connecticut Sun10-24
12 Minnesota Lynx26-8
Round 2
1 (13) Tulsa Shock 11-23
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
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When: Monday, April 14

Time: 8 p.m. ET

TV Info: ESPN2

Live Stream: WatchESPN

 

Stars to Watch

Kayla McBride, G, Notre Dame

NASHVILLE, TN - APRIL 06:  Kayla McBride #21 of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish handles the ball in the second half against the Maryland Terrapins during the NCAA Women's Final Four semifinal at Bridgestone Arena on April 6, 2014 in Nashville, Tennessee.  (
Andy Lyons/Getty Images

Notre Dame Fighting Irish star Kayla McBride stole the show in the NCAA tournament before her departure.

Despite the loss of Natalie Achonwa, McBride kept the Fighting Irish afloat with point totals of 11, 28 and 21 in her final three games. It wasn't enough to doom almighty UConn in the title game, but fans get the picture. McBride is a leader when called upon and one of the draft's best pure scorers.

Before the tournament, it was easy to write off McBride. But her stock is on the rise like never before, and she may very well sneak into the top three picks, as teams in need near the top could use an elite scoring presence.

 

Stefanie Dolson, C, Connecticut

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Forwards such as Stanford's Chiney Ogwumike have hogged the spotlight in this year's draft, but it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore UConn's Stefanie Dolson.

Dolson has size collegiate teams simply can't match. Her farewell as a member of the Huskies included an NCAA title, 17 points, 16 rebounds, seven assists and three blocks in the win over the Fighting Irish.

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Dolson's stock is sky high, but her future success may depend on where she ends up. Lisa Leslie explains, via Brian Grindrod of The UConn Blog: "Dolson can have a good career or not. It all depends on what team she plays with. Teams that can use her size are Connecticut, San Antonio, and Washington because they play half-court sets. It really depends on where she plays."

So there's a lot on the line Monday night. Dolson needs the right home to be her absolute best at the pro level, but she has the talent to alter the landscape of the league.

 

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