2015 WNBA draft

2015 WNBA draft
General Information
Date 16 April
Time 7pm ET
Location Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut
Network(s) (US) ESPN2, ESPNU
First selection Jewell Loyd, G, Notre Dame
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The 2015 WNBA draft was the league's draft for the 2015 WNBA season. The Seattle Storm picked first.

This year's draft was unusual in that two players with remaining college eligibility declared for the draft—Jewell Loyd of Notre Dame, who had one year of eligibility remaining, and Amanda Zahui B. of Minnesota, with two years remaining. Both players were draft-eligible by virtue of their births in 1993; under current draft rules, players who turn 22 in the calendar year of the draft can declare themselves eligible even if they have not completed college eligibility.[1] Before this season, only two players with remaining college eligibility had ever entered the WNBA draft, and only one of these did so before her fourth college season (Kelsey Bone in 2012).[2]

Draft lottery

The lottery selection to determine the order of the top four picks in the 2015 draft occurred on August 21, 2014. The team that would get the first pick would be the winner of the lottery.[3]

Below were the chances for each team to get specific picks in the 2015 draft lottery, rounded to three decimal places:

Team 2014
Lottery win
Seattle Storm 12-22 359
Tulsa Shock 12-22 359
Connecticut Sun 13-21 178
Connecticut Sun (from New York Liberty) 15-19 104
Shaded block denotes actual lottery result.

Invited players

The WNBA announced on April 13, 2015 that 12 players had been invited to attend the draft. Unless indicated otherwise, all players listed are Americans who played at U.S. colleges.[4]


PGPoint guard SGShooting guard SFSmall forward PFPower forward CCenter
italics Denotes player who won Rookie of the Year


Round 1

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team
1 Jewell Loyd  United States Seattle Storm Notre Dame Fighting Irish
2 Amanda Zahui B.  Sweden Tulsa Shock Minnesota Golden Gophers
3 Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis  United States Seattle Storm (from Conn.) [lower-alpha 1] Connecticut
4 Elizabeth Williams  United States Connecticut Sun (from N.Y.) Duke
5 Cheyenne Parker  United States Chicago Sky Middle Tennessee
6 Dearica Hamby  United States San Antonio Stars (from Ind.) [lower-alpha 2] Wake Forest
7 Crystal Bradford  United States Los Angeles Sparks Central Michigan
8 Ally Malott  United States Washington Mystics Dayton
9 Brittany Boyd  United States New York Liberty (from S.A.) California
10 Samantha Logic  United States Atlanta Dream Iowa
11 Kiah Stokes  United States New York Liberty (from Min.) Connecticut
12 Isabelle Harrison  United States Phoenix Mercury[7] Tennessee

Round 2

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
13 Brianna Kiesel  United States Tulsa Shock Pittsburgh
14 Cierra Burdick  United States Los Angeles Sparks (through Sea.) Tennessee
15 Natasha Cloud  United States Washington Mystics (through Conn./Sea.) Saint Joseph's
16 Reshanda Gray  United States Minnesota Lynx (from N.Y.) California
17 Betnijah Laney  United States Chicago Sky Rutgers
18 Alex Harden  United States Phoenix Mercury (through Ind.) Wichita State
19 Brittany Hrynko  United States Connecticut Sun (through L.A.; traded to Atl.) DePaul
20 Vicky McIntyre  United States Seattle Storm (through Was.) Oral Roberts
21 Chelsea Gardner  United States Indiana Fever (from S.A.) Kansas
22 Aleighsa Welch  United States Chicago Sky (through Atl.) South Carolina
23 Amber Orrange  United States New York Liberty (from Min.) Stanford
24 Žofia Hruščáková  Slovakia Phoenix Mercury Good Angels Košice (NB I/A)

Round 3

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team/Country
25 Mimi Mungedi  Gabon Tulsa Shock Nevada
26 Nneka Enemkpali  United States Seattle Storm Texas
27 Laurin Mincy  United States New York Liberty (through Conn.) Maryland
28 Michala Johnson  United States New York Liberty (from Minn.) Wisconsin
29 Ariel Massengale  United States Atlanta Dream Tennessee
30 Dragana Stanković  Serbia San Antonio Stars (from Ind.) UNIQA Euroleasing Sopron
31 Andrea Hoover  United States Los Angeles Sparks Dayton
32 Marica Gajić  Bosnia and Herzegovina Washington Mystics ŽKK Celje (1. SKLŽ)
33 Nikki Moody  United States San Antonio Stars Iowa State
34 Lauren Okafor  United States Atlanta Dream James Madison
35 Shae Kelley  United States Minnesota Lynx (from N.Y.) Minnesota
36 Promise Amukamara  Nigeria Phoenix Mercury Arizona State


  1. The Storm traded Camille Little and Shekinna Stricklen to Connecticut for the 3rd and 15th picks in this draft.[5]
  2. The Stars traded Shenise Johnson and their second-round pick to Indiana for the first- and third-round picks in this draft.[6]
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