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WNBA Draft 2024 Recap: Indiana Fever Select Caitlin Clark

Two-time Naismith College Player of the Year Caitlin Clark was selected by the Indiana Fever with the first overall pick of the 2024 WNBA Draft, which was held at the at the historic Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) for the first time.

A three-time unanimous first-team All-American, Clark led Iowa to its second straight appearance in the NCAA Division I women’s basketball championship game earlier this month. The 6-0 guard averaged 31.6 points, 8.9 assists and 7.4 rebounds per game, leading all of Division I in scoring and assists.  Clark finished her four-year career as the all-time leader in NCAA Division I history in total points (3,951 points) and three-pointers made (548). 

The Des Moines, Iowa native was the leading scorer in Division I for three of her four seasons with the Hawkeyes, becoming the only player in NCAA history with 1,000 points in back-to-back seasons (2022-23 and 2023-24).  Clark is the second-straight No. 1 overall selection for the Fever, joining 2023 No. 1 pick Aliyah Boston.

With the No. 2 overall pick, the Los Angeles Sparks selected Cameron Brink of Stanford. The 6-4 center-forward averaged 17.4 points and 11.9 rebounds while leading the nation with 3.74 blocks per game.  Brink was voted as the 2024 Naismith Defensive Player of the Year and won the 2024 Lisa Leslie Award as the nation’s best center.  A two-time Pac-12 Player of the Year and three-time AP All America selection, Brink won a national title with Stanford in 2021. 

The Chicago Sky selected Kamilla Cardoso of South Carolina with the third overall pick.  The 6-7 center helped led South Carolina to the 2024 national championship, winning Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four and her second championship. Cardoso, who is from Brazil, was named to the All-SEC First Team and AP All-America Second Team.  She also participated in the NBA Academy Women’s Program in Mexico in 2018 (NBA Academy Latin America) and the 2019 Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp in Charlotte. 

With its second pick of the first round, the Sparks selected Rickea Jackson of Tennessee. The Michigan native was a two time First-Team All-SEC selection (2023, 2024) and led the SEC in scoring (20.2 ppg) this past season. 

The Dallas Wings used the No. 5 overall pick to select Jacy Sheldon of Ohio State. The 5-10 guard was an AP All-America Second Team pick after averaging 17.8 points per game this season and helped lead the Buckeyes to the Elite Eight for the first time in three decades in 2023.

With the sixth overall pick, the Washington Mystics selected Aaliyah Edwards of Connecticut. Edwards, a two-time All-Big East First Team selection, helped lead the Huskies to three NCAA Final Four appearances in her career.  The Ontario, Canada native participated in the NBA Academy Women’s Program at the Next Generation Showcase at 2019 Women’s Final Four and was MVP of the 2019 Basketball Without Borders (BWB) Global camp.

The Sky used the seventh overall selection to select Angel Reese of LSU. The 6-3 forward helped lead LSU to the national title in 2023. During that championship season, she posted an NCAA-record 34 double-doubles and won the Most Outstanding Player award at the Final Four. Reese led the SEC in scoring (18.6 ppg) and rebounds (13.4 rpg) for the 2023-24 season, becoming the first player to do so in back-to-back years since 1990.

With the No. 8 overall pick, the Minnesota Lynx selected Alyssa Pili of Utah. Pili averaged a career-best 21.4 points per game this past season as an All-Pac-12 selection and a finalist for the Katrina McClain Award as the nation’s best power forward. 

The ninth and tenth overall picks of the first round – Carla Leite (No. 9, Dallas Wings) and Leïla Lacan (No. 10, Connecticut Sun) each hail from France.  Leite previously played for Tarbes GB while Lacan played for Angers Basket 49 Women’s Union, both in Ligue Féminine de Basketball, the top women’s professional basketball league in France.

The New York Liberty selected Marquesha Davis of Mississippi with the 11th overall pick.  Davis averaged a career-best 14.0 points per game and was an All-SEC First Team selection this past season. 

With the final selection of the first round, the Atlanta Dream selected Nyadiew Puoch of Australia with the No. 12 overall pick. Puoch is an alumna of the NBA Academy Women’s Program in Australia (NBA Global Academy) and previously played for the Southside Flyers the Women’s National Basketball League (WNBL).

Complete results for the 2024 WNBA Draft 2024 are below:

First Round
1Indiana FeverCaitlin ClarkIowaG
2Los Angeles SparksCameron BrinkStanfordC-F
3Chicago SkyKamilla CardosoSouth CarolinaC
4Los Angeles SparksRickea JacksonTennesseeF
5Dallas WingsJacy SheldonOhio StateG
6Washington MysticsAaliyah EdwardsConnecticutF
7Chicago SkyAngel Reese LSUF
8Minnesota LynxAlissa Pili UtahF
9Dallas WingsCarla LeiteFranceG
10Connecticut SunLeïla LacanFranceG
11New York Liberty Marquesha DavisMississippiG
12Atlanta DreamNyadiew Puoch AustraliaF-C
Second Round
13Chicago SkyBrynna MaxwellGonzagaG
14Seattle StormNika MühlConnecticutG
15Indiana FeverCeleste Taylor Ohio StateG
16Las Vegas AcesDyaisha FairSyracuseG
17New York LibertyEsmery MartinezArizonaF
18Las Vegas AcesKate MartinIowaG
19Connecticut SunTaiyanna JacksonKansasC
20Atlanta DreamIsobel BorlaseAustraliaG
21Washington MysticsKaylynne TruongGonzagaG
22Connecticut SunHelena PueyoArizonaG
23New York LibertyJessika CarterMississippi StateC
24Las Vegas AcesElizabeth Kitley Virginia TechC
Third Round
25Phoenix MercuryCharisma OsborneUCLAG
26Seattle StormMackenzie HolmesIndianaF
27Indiana FeverLeilani CorreaFloridaG
28Los Angeles SparksMcKenzie ForbesUSCG-F
29Phoenix MercuryJaz ShelleyNebraskaG
30Washington MysticsNastja ClaessensBelgiumF
31Minnesota LynxKiki JeffersonLouisvilleG
32Atlanta DreamMatilde VillaItalyG
33Dallas WingsAshley OwusuPenn StateG
34Connecticut SunAbbey HsuColumbiaG
35New York LibertyKaitlyn DavisUSCF
36Las Vegas AcesAngel JacksonJackson StateC
Round By Round Draft Results