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Lachlan's 2019 WNBA Mock Draft Picks - Last updated: 02-20-2019

Rnd. ▴ Pick   Team Player Pos. School
1 1Las Vegas Las VegasSabrina Ionescu PG Oregon
Lachlan's comments: If she declares (which I think she will) I can’t see LV passing her up. She has been one of the best players since her freshman year and has everything it takes to be a star Point Guard in the WNBA
1 2New York New YorkAsia Durr SG Louisville
Lachlan's comments: Asia Durr just keeps on getting better, and while I think that New York would be tempted to choose McCowan, it's going to be pretty damn hard for them to look past Durr. I see her as an immediate starter, complimenting Tina Charles' inside presence as a lethal perimeter threat.
1 3Indiana IndianaTeaira McCowan C Mississippi State
Lachlan's comments: Indiana can’t pass up this amount of size. But McCowan is so much more than just a big player. She is athletic for her size, and is the most dominant rebounder in this draft class. Her rim protecting ability will greatly improve Indiana's defence immediately, and teams are going to have to throw numerous bodies at her on the offensive end.
1 4Chicago ChicagoKatie Lou Samuelson SG UConn
Lachlan's comments: I think Chicago has a versatile roster with no obvious areas of weakness that need to be filled. I think they go for Samuelson who’s versatility fits in really well with their roster. Also adds another elite outside shooting presence.
1 5Dallas DallasKalani Brown C Baylor
Lachlan's comments: With no Cambage for the upcoming season I think Dallas will choose Brown. There will also be a gaping hole at the point guard position for the Wings, however Brown is there best best bet to hold up the defensive end, as well as being a threatening figure on the offense. She's also one heck of a player.
1 6Minnesota MinnesotaAlanna Smith PF Stanford
Lachlan's comments: Lots of question marks about who will be returning for this season for the Lynx. With this to consider I think they choose Smith. She’s putting up elite numbers as a PF (over 21 points per game, 8.3 rebounds as well as over 2.5 blocks). But her most valuable asset his her 3 point shooting at over 46% - at 6’4 that is rare! She can bring a lot to Minnesota
1 7Los Angeles Los AngelesNapheesa Collier PF UConn
Lachlan's comments: Tossing up between Magbegor and Collier. It's a really tough call to make because Collier is playing really well right now, and Magbegor hasn't been able to get a lot of game time due to a hand injury. With this in mind I've gone for Collier. Her current level is too much to look past and she is going to learn a heap beneath Parker and Nneke.
1 8Phoenix PhoenixEziyoda Magbegor PF Australia
Lachlan's comments: For a team that has one of the best centres in the game (Griner) they had a surprisingly low rebound count. This is an area that they could improve a lot in and Magbegor can deliver this. I'm tempted to go with Anigwe or Gustafson hear, however I think Magbegor has more potential for versatility with her athleticism. It needs to be considered that she is still much younger than the rest of this draft class, but give her time (and patience to perfect her jump shot) and she is going to be a star.
1 9Connecticut ConnecticutKristine Anigwe C Cal
Lachlan's comments: Connecticut has very little salary room and come the end of next year they are going to have to relinquish one of their star players. I assume that will be one of their bigs. This is where Anigwe will add a lot of value to Connecticut as she will still be on a low-cash contract at that time. Immediately speaking, she is going to add a lot of depth to an already stacked centre postion. I think this will be a smart pick.
1 10Washington WashingtonJessica Shepard C Notre Dame
Lachlan's comments: Washington could benefit from a dominant big and Shepard can deliver this. She would help spread the floor as an ever-constant threat at the post which would compliment Delle Donne. Her rebounding (on both ends) is really strong, and her willingness to post up on the offensive end is something no team can ignore. She is also an incredibly good passer which adds a lot of dimension to her game.
1 11Atlanta AtlantaAnriel Howard SF Mississippi State
Lachlan's comments: Howard is a really versatile player and this is why I think Atlanta will pick her. Another positionless player to add to their deep roster. Player's like Howard are incredibly valuable. Add to this her ability to chase down rebounds, I see a strong future for Howard in the WNBA
1 12Seattle SeattleArike Ogunbowale SG Notre Dame
Lachlan's comments: Ogunbowale is probably one of the top 5 players in this draft class, however teams will be looking for missing pieces (or complimentary players) for their rosters and not necessarily for sheer talent alone. I don't need to talk about what Ogunbowale can bring to a team, so I'll just say that if she is still available by the time Seattle take their pick, it's going to be very difficult for them to overlook her.
2 13Phoenix PhoenixJackie Young SG Notre Dame
2 14New York New YorkMegan Gustafson C Iowa
2 15Chicago ChicagoXu Han C China
2 16Minnesota MinnesotaSophie Cunningham SG Missouri
2 17Dallas DallasParis Kea PG UNC
2 18Minnesota MinnesotaKenisha Bell PG Minnesota
2 19Los Angeles Los AngelesBrianna Turner PF Notre Dame
2 20Minnesota MinnesotaKitija Laksa SF South Florida
2 21Connecticut ConnecticutCierra Dillard SG Buffalo
2 22Dallas DallasTiana Mangakahia PG Syracuse
2 23Atlanta AtlantaAlexis Jennings PF South Carolina
2 24Seattle SeattleLi Yueru C China