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Kenny Kallina’s WNBA Mock Draft 1.0

By Kenny Kallina, 04/03/18, 10:45AM CDT

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Jr All-Star is excited to exclusively provide you with Kenny Kallina's WNBA Mock Drafts.  Below are Mr. Kallina's picks as of today. Look for at least one more version of the Mock Draft leading up to the WNBA Draft on April 12th.

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Round 1

  1. Las Vegas - A’ja Wilson (South Carolina - SR)  - With the Aces lack of size and Wilson’s ability this is a simple pick.

  2. Indiana - Azura Stevens (UConn - RS-JR) - Indiana is another team in need of size. The Fever didn't have a single front court player average double figures last year. Stevens coming out early gives them the player up front they need.

  3. Chicago - Kelsey Mitchell (Ohio State - SR) - In the last several drafts if players were allowed to declare early Mitchell would have gone #1 overall but Chicago is a good landing spot for Mitchell who can play professionally just hours from home.

  4. Chicago - Lexie Brown (Duke - RS-SR) - Brown is the best guard in this draft outside of Mitchell but Chicago can get both and pair them together to get a major scoring punch. The front court in Chicago is solid and they can have a very strong backcourt after this draft.

  5. Seattle - Diamond DeShields (Tennessee - RS-JR) - DeShields has had a stellar showing in Europe this winter and would be a great fit with a team with veteran leadership like Seattle.

  6. Dallas - Mercedes Russell (Tennessee - RS - SR) - Dallas is dying for a dominant post and while Russell had her ups and downs at Tennessee her talent is undeniable.

  7. Washington - Jordin Canada (UCLA - SR) - Jordin Canada travels across the country to be a pass first point guard on a loaded Washington team. This would allow Kristi Toliver to play off the ball and depth at the guard position.  

  8. Indiana - Ariel Atkins (Texas - SR) - While Atkins does not have the reputation of playing at a UConn she is the best guard left on the board for this draft for a team who needs help and talent at the guard spots.

  9. Connecticut - Victoria Vivians (Mississippi State - SR) A player who is a winner and plays with great passion. Vivians has the range to be a quality shooter in the WNBA and size on the perimeter which translates into long term success.

  10. New York - Gabby Williams (UConn - SR) - Williams is a little bit of a tweener for me when it comes to the next level. As everyone becomes bigger and more athletic skill development at the pro level will be key to her success.

  11. Los Angeles - Stephanie Mavunga (Ohio State - SR) - With Jantel Lavender’s perimeter game improving and a lack of depth up front LA will look to pick up the most talented post left in the draft.

  12. Phoenix - Shakayla Thomas (Florida State - SR) - As athletic as they come Shakayla Thomas will be a player when Phoenix decides to rebuild will be a key to their future.

Round 2

13. Las Vegas - Kia Nurse (UConn)

14. Indiana - Monique Billings (UCLA)

15. Connecticut - Jamie Nared (Tennessee)

16. Atlanta - Marie Gulich (Oregon State)

17. Minnesota - Tyler Scaife (Rutgers)

18. Dallas - Myisha Hines Allen (Louisville)

19. Washington - Morgan William (Mississippi State)

20. Phoenix - Teana Muldrow (West VA)

21 Phoenix - Rebecca Greenwell (Duke)

22. New York - Linnae Harper (Ohio State)

23 Los Angeles - Katelynn Flaherty (Michigan)

24. Minnesota - Maria Jespersen (USF)

Round 3

25. Phoenix - Brooke McCarty (Texas)

26. Indiana - Tyra Buss (Indiana)

27. Atlanta - Natalie Butler (George Mason)

28. Chicago - Lexie Bando (Oregon)

29. Seattle - Gabbi Ortiz (Oklahoma)

30. Dallas - Loryn Goodwin (Oklahoma State)

31. Washington  - Jill Barta (Gonzaga)

32. Las Vegas - Kaylee Jensen (Oklahoma State)

33. Connecticut - Taisha Brown (Western Kentucky)

34. New York - Kolby Morgan (Tulane)

35. Los Angeles - Maya Singleton (St Johns)

36. Minnesota - Cierra Dillard (Buffalo)