WNBA Draft 2024: Kaitlyn Clark goes No. 1 to Indiana Fever; Angel Reese joins Camila Cardoso in the Chicago skyline

After a historic NCAA Tournament run, women's college basketball's best and brightest took their next step Monday night at the WNBA Draft in New York.

Caitlin Clark is the No. 1 overall pick for the Indiana Fever after helping Iowa reach the national championship game in back-to-back seasons.

Clark finished his college career averaging 31.6 points and 8.9 assists per game, both of which led the nation.

Stanford's Cameron Brink was next, going to the Los Angeles Sparks, and Tennessee's Camila Cardoso went to the Chicago Sky at No. 3.

After an illustrious college career at LSU, Angel Reese was selected by the Sky with the seventh pick, joining Cardoso in the front court rotation.

It's an incredible evening for the WNBA, with commissioner Cathy Engelbert saying she's “pretty optimistic” the league will expand to 16 teams in the 2028 season.

Engelbert said Philadelphia, Toronto, Denver, Nashville and South Florida are potential landing spots for expansion teams.

WNBA Draft Order

First round

1. Indiana Fever: Caitlin Clark, PG, Iowa

2. Los Angeles Sparks: Cameron Brink, PF, Stanford

3. Chicago Sky: Camila Cardosa, C, South Carolina

4. Los Angeles Sparks: Rickia Jackson, SF, Tennessee

5. Dallas Wings: JC Shelton, SG, Ohio State

6. Washington Mystics: Aaliyah Edwards, UConn

7. Chicago Sky: Angel Reese, F, LSU

8. Minnesota Lynx: Alyssa Philly, F, Utah

9. Dallas Wings: Carla Light, SG, France

10. Connecticut Sun: Leila Lakhan, Fiji, France

11. New York Liberty: Marquesha Davis, SF, Ole Miss

12. Atlanta Dream: Nyadiew Puoch, PF, Australia

Second round

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13. Chicago Sky: Brianna Maxwell, G, Gonzaga

14. Seattle Storm: Nika Muehl, PG, UConn

15. Indiana Fever: Celeste Taylor, PG, Ohio State

16. Las Vegas Aces: Dyaisha Fear, G, Syracuse

17. New York Liberty: Esmery Martinez, PF, Arizona

18. Las Vegas Aces: Kate Martin, SG, Iowa

19. Connecticut Sun: Tyanna Jackson, C, Kansas

20. Atlanta Dream: Isobel Borlase, PG, Australia

21. Washington Mystics: Kaylynne Truong, PG, Gonzaga

22. Connecticut Sun: Helena Puyo, PG, Arizona

23. New York Independence: Jessica Carter, C, Mississippi State

24. Las Vegas Aces: Elizabeth Gidley, C, Virginia Tech

Third round

25. Phoenix Mercury: Charisma Osborne, PG, UCLA

26. Seattle Storm: Mackenzie Holmes, PF, Indiana

27. Indiana Fever: Leilani Correa, PG, Florida

28. Los Angeles Sparks: McKenzie Forbes, SF, USC

29. Phoenix Mercury: Josh Shelley, SG, Nebraska

30. Washington Mystics: Nastja Claessens, SG, Belgium

31. Minnesota Lynx: Kiki Jefferson, SG, Louisville

32. Atlanta Dream: Matilde Villa, SG, Italy

33. Dallas Wings: Ashley Owusu, SG, Penn State

34. Connecticut Sun: Abe Hsu, SG, Columbia

35. New York Independence: Kaitlyn Davis, PF, USC

36. Las Vegas Aces: Angel Jackson, C, Jackson State

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  • Another sweet moment was watching Aces draft Kate Martin. Martin attended the draft with Iowa teammate Gabby Marshall to back up Clark. He played for five seasons after redshirting as a freshman and has been referred to as “The Glue” for anything the Hokies need. Martin's family was not in attendance, but after speaking with ESPN's Holly Rowe she received big hugs from Iowa head coach Lisa Bluder, Anne Nici-Clark, Brent Clark and Kaitlyn's brothers Collin and Blake. Former Iowa Naismith winner Megan Gustafson is also in Las Vegas. The two missed each other by a year in Iowa.

  • Dyaisha Fair feels like a fitting choice for Las Vegas. Aces head coach Becky Hammon knows what it's like to be an underrated and overlooked point guard with a desire to be big. It will be a great learning opportunity for Chelsea to play behind Gray (who often plays a coaching role in practices) and learn from Hamman. He is third on the all-time NCAA DI scoring list.

  • Nika Muhl showed off in that Final Four defense against Caitlin Clark. If he sticks on Seattle's roster, he'll learn behind senior point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith. A very special moment for her, and her UConn teammates Paige Bueckers and Azzi Fudd watch from the gallery.

  • Angel Reese brought it back to high school to describe her first game against her new teammate, Camila Cardoso. He said he's excited to see Chicago's frontcourt duo against Los Angeles duo Cameron Brink and Rickia Jackson.

  • An important point in the international examinations of Dallas and Connecticut. Teams often need to add these players to the roster in a postseason. This could be due to lack of roster room this year or the knowledge that a player is not ready to join the WNBA until they are with their Olympic teams or domestic teams.

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