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WNBA Draft Rules

Draft Rounds:

There are currently 3 Rounds in the WNBA Draft. From 1997-2002, there were 4 Rounds.

Order:

A draft lottery determines the order for the first 5 picks of the draft. The 5 teams that are eligible for the lottery are the teams with the worst records at the end of the season, with the teams with the worse record receiving better odds for the top pick. After the first 5 picks, the rest of the teams are placed in reverse order of their regular season records. The first round order is used for the rest of the rounds as well.

Eligibility:

All players are eligible to enter the WNBA draft, regardless of age or country.