2024 WNBA Draft Order

2024 WNBA Draft Order

The 2024 WNBA draft order is set. The WNBA draft lottery took place on December 10th, 2023, to finalize the top four picks, and we are all set for the draft. All three rounds of the WNBA draft will take place on April 15th, 2024. This will be the 29th draft in the history of the WNBA. It will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in Brooklyn, New York. 

How was the 2024 WNBA Draft Order Determined? 

The following methodology is used by the WNBA to determine the 2024 WNBA draft order. The first four picks are determined by the draft lottery. Non-playoff teams are eligible for the drawing. The odds for the picks are weighted based on the respective teams cumulative record over the past two seasons. The first and second picks are awarded by drawing ping pong balls (have to be separate teams). 

Remaining lottery teams are sorted out by the record over the last two seasons (these are the third and fourth picks. The rest of the picks in the first round are sorted by regular season record. The 2nd and 3rd rounds in the WNBA draft just use the current season record for the draft order. 

2024 WNBA Draft Lottery

The WNBA held the draft lottery on December 10th, 2023. The event was televised on ESPN. The Indiana Fever won the lottery for the second time in their franchise history and are expected to draft Iowa women’s basketball star, Caitlin Clark, with the pick. The following is the draft lottery order and the odds of each team to win the first pick. 

TeamCombined 2022–2023 recordLottery chances (out of 1,000)
Indiana Fever18–58442
Phoenix Mercury24–52276
Los Angeles Sparks30–46178
Seattle Storm33–43104
2024 WNBA Draft Lottery Results and Odds

2024 WNBA Draft Order

The complete 2024 WNBA draft order is below. The draft order is current as of March 17th, 2024. If things change, we will keep you updated. The records listed are for the 2023 record (different than the combined records used for the lottery). It should be a fun draft to watch. This will be the first time since 2016 that fans are allowed to watch the fun. The draft is timed out to let the dust settle on the 2024 Women’s March Madness bracket finals. It is anticipated to be one of the most popular WNBA draft events ever. *Updated March 26 after trades.

First RoundSecond Round
1. Indiana (13-27)13. Chicago Sky (from Phoenix)
2. Los Angeles (17-23)14. Seattle
3. Chicago Sky (from Phoenix (9-31) )15. Indiana
4. Los Angeles (from Seattle (11-29) )16.  Las Vegas Aces (from Los Angeles)
5. Dallas (22-18)(from Chicago)17. New York Liberty (from Chicago)
6. Washington (19-21)18. Las Vegas Aces (from Washington)
7. Minnesota (19-21)19. Connecticut Sun (from Minnesota)
8. Chicago (from Atlanta (19-21), via Los Angeles)20. Atlanta
9. Dallas (22-18)21. Washington (from Dallas)
10. Connecticut (27-13)22. Connecticut
11. New York (32-8)23. New York
12. Atlanta (from Las Vegas via Los Angeles)24. Las Vegas
2024 WNBA Draft Order First and Second Rounds
2024 WNBA Draft Third Round Order
Third Round
25. Phoenix
26. Seattle
27. Indiana
28. Los Angeles
29. Phoenix Mercury (from Chicago)
30. Washington
31. Minnesota
32. Atlanta
33. Dallas
34. Connecticut
35. New York
36. Las Vegas
WNBA Draft Order Third Round

Will Lewis

Have been covering sports of all types for more than 18 years. March Madness is my favorite time of year before we hit the NBA and NHL playoffs. Will is a lifelong Kentucky Wildcats fan and rooted for the Bengals way back when Joe Montana dashed our hopes and dreams. Now a Padres fan as well. He covers all sports here at Sports Brackets.

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