WNBA Draft 2019

WNBA Draft 2019

Hey Loves,

April 10th, 2019 was a night that changed the lives of 36 young women and I had the chance to see it happen live. I attended the 2019 WNBA Draft sponsored by Statefarm and hosted at the Nike Headquarters in NYC. Heading into their 23rd season the WNBA these hard working young women represent the best of the best from around the country and world.

12 year old me was beyond excited because at one point in time I wanted to play in the WNBA. Like every little girl at the time, Lisa Leslie was the pinnacle of women’s basketball. So be in the midst of watching these young have the opportunity to live out their passion was just amazing.

The event was held at the 150,000 square ft. Nike Headquarters complete with an orange carpet, live broadcast from the 4,000-square-foot indoor basketball court, three intense rounds of draft picks, interview circuit, and Instagrammable moments at the “dreamboard” where friends, family, and newly drafted WNBA players shared their dreams, hopes and ambitions.


1.       Las Vegas Aces: Jackie Young (GF) — Notre Dame

2.       New York Liberty: Asia Durr (G) — Louisville

3.       Indiana Fever: Teaira McCowan (C) — Mississippi State

4.       Chicago Sky: Katie Lou Samuelson (GF) — UConn

5.       Dallas Wings: Arike Ogunbowale (G) — Notre Dame

6.       Minnesota Lynx: Napheesa Collier (F) — UConn

7.       L.A. Sparks: Kalani Brown (F) — Baylor

8.       Phoenix Mercury: Alanna Smith (F) — Stanford

9.       Connecticut Sun: Kristine Anigwe (C) — California

10.   Washington Mystics: Kiara Leslie (G) — NC State

11.   Phoenix Mercury: Brianna Turner (F) — Notre Dame

12.   Seattle Storm: Ezi Magbegor (F) — Australia


13. Phoenix Mercury: Sophie Cunningham (G) — Missouri

14. New York Liberty: Han Xu (C) — China

15. Chicago Sky: ChloeJackson (G) — Baylor

16. Minnesota Lynx: Jessica Shepard (C) — Notre Dame

17. Dallas Wings: Megan Gustafson (C) — Iowa

18. Connecticut Sun: Natisha Hiedeman (G) — Marquette

19. L.A. Sparks: Marina Mabrey (G) —Notre Dame

20. Minnesota Lynx: Cierra Dillard (G) — Buffalo

21. Connecticut Sun: Bridget Carleton (G) — Iowa State

22. Dallas Wings: Kennedy Burke (G) — UCLA

23. Atlanta Dream: Maite Cazorla (G) — Oregon

24. Seattle Storm: Anriel Howard (F) — Mississippi St


25. Indiana Fever: Paris Kea (G) — UNC

26. New York Liberty: Megan Huff (F) — Utah

27. Chicago Sky: Maria Conde (F) — Spain

28. Indiana Fever: Caliya Robinson (F) — Georgia

29. Dallas Wings: Morgan Bertsch (F) — UC-Davis

30. Minnesota Lynx: Kenisha Bell (G) — Minnesota

31. L.A. Sparks: Angela Salvadores (G) — Spain

32. Phoenix Mercury: Arica Carter (G) — Louisville

33. Connecticut Sun: Regan Magarity (F) — Virginia Tech

34. Mystics: Sam Fuehring (F) — Louisville

35. Dream: Li Yueru (C) — China

36. Storm: Macy Miller (G) — South Dakota State

Congratulations to all of these ladies. I’m sure we will see nothing but the BEST from them in their careers. For more information all of these women, and up to date information on the 2019 season be sure to check out WNBA.com.

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xoxo, Shay


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