2023 WNBA Draft


The WBNA Draft is held on April 10, 2023. The regular season begins May 19. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Zuleika Botello, Staff Reporter

The 2023 WNBA Draft took place on April 10 at Spring Studios in New York, with top prospects from across the country waiting to see which teams would select them to begin their professional careers.
This year’s draft was filled with excitement and anticipation as teams looked to add young talent to their rosters and build for the future.
Three-time AP All-America First Team selection Aliyah Boston of South Carolina was selected by the Indiana Fever with the first overall pick.
The 2023 draft was a massive success for South Carolina, who saw five players selected, Boston, Laeticia Amihere, who was No. 8 overall by the Atlanta Dream, Zia Cooke, who was No. 10 by the Los Angeles Sparks, Brea Beal, who was No. 24 by the Minnesota Lynx, and Victaria Saxton, who as No. 25 by the Fever.
Other significant picks include the Minnesota Lynx taking Diamond Miller from Maryland University at No. 2 and the Atlanta Dream getting Haley Jones from Stanford University at No. 6.
In between, there was plenty of excitement and a few shocks.
The Dallas Wings, who already had three first-round picks, sent a prospective first-round pick and a prospective second-round pick to the Washington Mystics to add the No. 4 overall selection to their collection.
With those options, the Wings added Maddy Siegrist from Villanova University at No.3, Stephanie Soares from Iowa State University at No.4, Lou Lopez Senechal from Uconn at No.5, and Abby Meyers from Maryland University at  No.11. Overall, the 2023 WNBA Draft showcases the best young talent in women’s basketball, and teams across the league are excited to see how their new additions will perform on the court.
With the season, which began on May 19, fans can’t wait to see their favorite teams in action and watch the next generation of WNBA stars rise to the top.