2020 WNBA Draft: Complete results tracker, grades as Sabrina Ionescu taken with No. 1 pick by New York Liberty


While the start of the 2020 WNBA season is still up in the air due to COVID-19, the draft still went on as scheduled Friday, April 17. However, instead of an in-person draft with players waiting to hear their names being called to join one of the league’s 12 teams, WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert will be announcing the selections virtually with several of the top prospects being available via video conferencing to hear their reactions. 

Before the draft even got started, though, there was already some trade action earlier in the week. In a three-team trade, the New York Liberty traded longtime star Tina Charles to the Washington Mystics for their No. 12 pick in the first round of the 2020 draft. The Dallas Wings were the third team involved, trading Tayler Hill, the ninth overall pick and a 2020 second-round pock to the Liberty for future draft capital in return. The trade now gives the Liberty two more first-round picks in addition to the No. 1 overall pick they already had.

The Liberty were widely expected to select Oregon star point guard Sabrina Ionescu with the top pick, and while there’s some consensus over who could follow Ionescu in the next few picks, anything can happen on draft night. So follow along with us below as we break down each first-round pick, and assign draft grades as the selections come in.

Round 1

1. New York Liberty: Sabrina Ionescu — Oregon — 5-11, Senior, Guard

2019-20 stats: 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, 9.1 assists — 51.8 / 39.2 / 92.1

Ionescu has been the consensus No. 1 pick in the draft since she decided to return for her senior year at Oregon. She’s hailed as a generational talent capable of turning a franchise around. In college Ionescu established herself as a dynamic point guard with elite shooting and pick-and-roll skills, with tremendous court vision to put her teammates in the best position to succeed. Grade: A+

2. Dallas Wings:

3. Indiana Fever:

4. Atlanta Dream: 

5. Dallas Wings:

6. Minnesota Lynx:

7. Dallas Wings:

8. Chicago Sky:

9. New York Liberty:

10. Phoenix Mercury:

11. Seattle Storm:

12. New York Liberty:

Round 2

13. New York Liberty:
14. Indiana Fever:
15. New York Liberty: 
16. Minnesota Lynx:
17. Atlanta Dream:
18. Phoenix Mercury:
19. Seattle Storm:
20. Los Angeles Sparx:
21. Dallas Wings:
22. Los Angeles Sparx:
23. Connecticut Sun:
24. Washington Mystics:

Round 3

25. Atlanta Dream:
26. New York Liberty:
27. Atlanta Dream:
28. Indiana Fever:
29. Phoenix Mercury:
30. Chicago Sky:
31. Seattle Storm:
32. Chicago Sky:
33. Las Vegas Aces:
34. Los Angeles Sparx:
35. Connecticut Sun:
36. Washington Mystics:





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