The draft of the WNBA in 2018 was held on April 12, Thursday, in New York, the largest US city, at Nike headquarters, the newly opened secondary office of the sports giant, located in Midtown (Borough of Manhattan). The players were admitted to the draft after the end of the college and foreign players. The lottery draft was held on November 13, 2017, according to which the choice of the first number was given to the team “Las Vegas Aces”, which was used by the 21-year-old Eiju Wilson, a striker from the University of South Carolina. The first round of the draft was broadcasted on the sports channel ESPN2 (HD) at seven o’clock in the evening on North American East Time (EDT), while its second and third rounds were shown on the cable channel ESPNU one hour later.
In all, 36 basketball players were chosen on this draft, 29 of them from the USA, 2 from Russia (Maria Vadeeva and Raisa Musina) and one from Canada (Kia Ners), Australia (Christie Wallace), Germany (Marie Gulich), South Korea (Pak Chi Su) and the Czech Republic (Julia Reisingerova).
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The draft lottery was held on November 13, 2017 to determine the order of the selection of the first four teams of the upcoming draft at the NBA Entertainment studio in Secaucus, New Jersey, which was broadcasted on the sports cable channel ESPN2 before the broadcast of the match of the regular NCAA championship between the teams “South Carolina Gamecocks” and “Maryland Terrapins”. It was supposed to take place on September 14 during the break of the second match of the WNBA semifinal between the teams of “Los Angeles Sparks” and “Phoenix Mercury”, but was delayed by the league.
The “Las Vegas Aces” club won the right to choose the first, while the “Indiana Fiver” and the “Atlanta Dream” were awarded the second and third choice, respectively. The remaining elections of the first round, as well as all the elections of the second and third rounds, were carried out by teams in the reverse order of their final position in the regular season championship last season.
A’j was born on August 8, 1996, in Hopkins, South Carolina, to Roscoe Wilson’s family and Eva Rijks, she has an older brother, Renaldo. she studied in the neighboring city of Columbia at the Episcopal School of Heathwood Hall, in which she defended the colors of the local basketball team. She plays in the women’s national basketball association for the Las Vegas Aces team, where she was selected in the first place under the first draft of the WNBA draft in 2018. She plays the position of a heavy forward and center.
Kelsey was born on November 12, 1995, in Cincinnati (Ohio), daughter of Mark Mitchell, she has a twin sister, Chelsea. The girl studied in the neighboring town of Sharonville in Princeton High School, where she played for the local basketball team and showed excellent results. In 2018, Kelsey plays for the team “Indiana Fiver” in the role of point guard.
Diamond was born on March 5, 1995, in the city of West Palm Beach, Florida, to the family of Delino and Tisha DeShields. She has two brothers, Delino and D’Angelo, and two sisters, Denim and Delany. Diamond studied in the city of Norcross (Georgia) in the secondary school of the same name, in which she played for the local basketball team. Diamond performs in the Women’s National Basketball Association for the club “Chicago Sky”, where she was selected in the WNBA 2018 draft in the first round under the overall third number. She’s playing on the position of an attacking defender and a striker.
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