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WNBA Draft 2020 order: Who holds the first overall selection in this year's WNBA Draft?

The WNBA Draft 2020 is set for Friday, April 17th, 2020 with the New York Liberty holding the first overall pick for the first time in franchise history.

The Liberty's pick should come shortly after 8:00 p.m. ET with Oregon's Sabrina Ionescu - the biggest star in college basketball - expected to be the first overall pick.

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According to SBD, Ionescu is listed at -2000 odds to go first overall in this year's draft.

Should Ionescu come off the board first, all attention will be on the Dallas Wings who own four of the top nine selections of the draft. The Wings who finished with a 10-24 are looking to improve the roster and get back into the playoffs after missing out in 2019. Head Coach Brian Agler will be in his second year at the helm in Dallas and with two WNBA Championships already on his resume he knows how to build a contender.

According to SBD, Ionescu's teammate at Oregon Satou Sabally is the odds favourite to go second overall to Dallas. Baylor star and Texas native Lauren Cox is also in the mix with the second overall pick.

With so much intrigue heading into the draft here's the order of picks in the WNBA Draft 2020:

WNBA Draft 2020 pick order

Round 1

Pick Team
1. New York Liberty
2. Dallas Wings
3. Indiana Fever
4. Atlanta Dream
5. Dallas Wings
6. Minnesota Lynx
7. New York Liberty
8. Chicago Sky
9. Dallas Wings
10. Phoenix Mercury
11. Seattle Storm
12. New York Liberty

Round 2

Pick Team
13. New York Liberty
14. Indiana Fever
15. New York Liberty
16. Minnesota Lynx
17. Atlanta Dream
18 Phoenix Mercury
19. Seattle Storm
20. Los Angeles Sparks
21. Dallas Wings
22. Los Angeles Sparks
23. Connecticut Sun
24. Washington Mystics

Round 3

Pick Team
25. Atlanta Dream
26. New York Liberty
27. Atlanta Dream
28. Indiana Fever
29. Phoenix Mercury
30. Chicago Sky
31. Seattle Storm
32. Chicago Sky
33. Las Vegas Aces
34. Los Angeles Sparks
35. Connecticut Sun
36. Washington Mystics

History of first overall picks in WNBA Draft

Year Player School/Club Selecting team
2019 Jackie Young Notre Dame Las Vegas Aces
2018 A'ja Wilson South Carolina Las Vegas Aces
2017 Kelsey Plum Washington San Antonio Stars
2016 Breanna Stewart UConn Seattle Storm
2015 Jewell Loyd Notre Dame Seattle Storm
2014 Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Connecticut Sun
2013 Brittney Griner Baylor Phoenix Mercury
2012 Nneka Ogwumike Stanford Los Angeles Sparks
2011 Maya Moore UConn Minnesota Lynx
2010 Tina Charles UConn Connecticut Sun (from Liberty, via Sparks, via Lynx)
2009 Angel McCoughtry Louisville Atlanta Dream
2008 Candace Parker Tennessee Los Angeles Sparks
2007 Lindsey Harding Duke Phoenix Mercury (to Lynx)
2006 Seimone Augustus LSU Minnesota Lynx
2005 Janel McCarville Minnesota Charlotte Sting
2004 Diana Taurasi UConn Phoenix Mercury
2003 LaToya Thomas Mississippi State Cleveland Rockers
2002 Sue Bird UConn Seattle Storm
2001 Lauren Jackson Canberra Seattle Storm
2000 Ann Wauters Valenciennes Cleveland Rockers
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee Washington Mystics
1998 Małgorzata Dydek Poland Utah Starzz
1997 Tina Thompson USC Houston Comets

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