Top 40 WNBA Draft Prospects: Quick Reference Guide

Key NCAA stats on the top 40 prospects for this Friday's WNBA draft

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The 2020 WNBA draft will be held this Friday (virtually). Ahead of the draft, we have your quick reference guide on the top 40 draft prospects this year. Here are the most important stats for those prospects, ordered by our mock draft for the first round and approximate consensus mock draft order afterwards.

First round:

  • Sabrina Ionescu’s (Oregon) national rank in assist rate has gone from 13th to 8th to 2nd over the past three years, and she shot a remarkable 59% on two-pointers this season while totaling 11.2 win shares.

  • Satou Sabally (Oregon) finished 28% of the Ducks’ plays while on the floor this season and averaged 1.01 points per play (96th percentile), which was slightly down from last year’s 1.07 points per play (top 1%) given her increased role.

  • Lauren Cox (Baylor) ranked in the top 1% in the country for block rate all four seasons and averaged over 12 points and 8 rebounds per game in her sophomore, junior and senior years.

  • Tyasha Harris (South Carolina) ranked 14th in the country with 5.7 assists per game and in the top 1% for assist rate this season, and also ranked in the top 2% for assist rate as a sophomore and junior.

  • Crystal Dangerfield (UConn) ranked in the top 3% in assist-to-turnover ratio in all four seasons at UConn, and ranked in the top 3% with 1.03 points per play this season.

  • Chennedy Carter (Texas A&M) is a volume scorer, ranking 3rd in percentage of plays finished when on the floor, who also distributes the ball when she is not scoring, ranking in the top 4% for assist rate.

  • Bella Alarie (Princeton) has ranked in the top 3% in defensive rebounding rate and the top 2% in block rate in each of the last three seasons, while also ranking in the top 5% in points per play her junior and senior years.

  • Beatrice Mompremier (Miami) ranked in the top 1% for defensive rebounding rate this season, while finishing 33 percent of Miami’s plays and scoring 1.14 points per scoring attempt. 

  • Megan Walker (UConn) shot over 45% from deep in her junior year, ranking in the top 1% in the country, and scored 1.02 points per play (97th percentile) for UConn this season.

  • Mikiah Herbert Harrigan (South Carolina) ranked among the top 3% in the country with 1.03 points per play this season and shot over 43% from deep (97th percentile).

  • Kitija Laksa (South Florida) played professionally this year after sitting out her senior season injured, but as a junior at USF she was the best free throw shooter in the country and ranked in the top 6% for points per play.

  • Ruthy Hebard (Oregon) is an incredibly efficient scorer under the basket, ranking 3rd in the nation in points per play and 2nd in field goal percentage in both of the last two seasons.

Second round:

  • Te’a Cooper (Baylor) assisted on nearly a quarter of her teammate’s baskets while on the floor this season (93rd percentile) and shot over 41% from beyond the arc (95th percentile).

  • Kiah Gillespie (Florida State) ranked in the top 2% for defensive rebounds per game in both of the last two seasons, and led the ACC with 131 field goals made during conference play this season.

  • Joyner Holmes (Texas) ranked in the top 10% for offensive rebounding rate in her freshman, sophomore and junior seasons, and ranked in the 95th percentile for defensive rebounding rate this season.

  • Kaila Charles (Maryland) rebounded 13% of Maryland’s opponents’ misses while on the floor, ranking in the top 4% for offensive rebounding rate and the top 2% for offensive boards per game this season.

  • Tynice Martin (West Virginia) ranked in the top 3% for free throw percentage this season and had a turnover rate below 10% (97th percentile).

  • Mikayla Pivec (Oregon State) ranked in the top 4% for assist rate this season while also excelling on the offensive glass (93rd percentile for offensive rebounding rate) and averaging 0.7 rebounds short of a double-double.

  • Brittany Brewer (Texas Tech) averaged a double-double this season and ranked in the 94th percentile for offensive and defensive rebounding rate.

  • Jocelyn Willoughby (Virginia) scored 1.14 points per scoring attempt, and scored 29 percent of her points from the free throw line, where she shot an impressive 87% (97th percentile).

  • Leaonna Odom (Duke) ranked among the top 4% in field goal percentage (54.7%) and placed in the 95th percentile with 1.9 steals per game this season.

  • Haley Gorecki (Duke) got to the line on 28% of her two-point attempts (95th percentile) and scored 30% of her points from the free throw line, ranking in the top 10 for free throws made this season.

  • Japreece Dean (UCLA) ranked 20th in the nation for assists per game this season and fell in the 98th percentile for both assist rate and assist-to-turnover ratio.

  • Nicki Ekhomu (Florida State) ranked in the top 2% of players for assists per game, top 3% for assist-to-turnover ratio and top 4% for assist rate this season.

Third round:

  • Stella Johnson (Rider) led the nation with 24.8 points per game this season while scoring 1.13 points per scoring attempt (90th percentile), and ranked in the top 3% for steal rate.

  • Kylee Shook (Louisville) ranked in the top 4% for defensive rebounding rate in both of the last two seasons, and ranked within the top 3% for block rate all four years at Louisville.

  • Kathleen Doyle (Iowa) ranked eighth in the country for assists per game and 16th in assist rate this season, and ranked among the top 20 players in assists per game in each of the last three seasons.

  • Minyon Moore (Oregon) ranked 3rd in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio and among the top 4% for steal rate this season.

  • Ciara Duffy (South Dakota) (the Becky Hammon Mid Major Player of the Year) ranked among the top 3% in the country for points per play and assist rate this season.

  • Jaylyn Agnew (Creighton) ranked 7th in the nation with 20.8 points per game, which she scored on 1.05 points per play (97th percentile), and had the nation’s top free throw percentage of 95%.

  • Juicy Landrum (Baylor) shot 42% from deep this season (96th percentile) and ranked in the top 3% for points per play and top 15 for assist-to-turnover ratio.

  • Chanelle Molina (Washington State) ranked in the top 3% for field goals made this season and assisted on 24% of her teammates’ baskets while on the floor (92nd percentile).

  • Erica Ogwumike (Rice) averaged a double-double and ranked in the top 2% for defensive rebounding rate despite being just 5-foot-9.

  • Dee Givens (Western Kentucky) is disruptive on defense, ranking among the top 2% in steals per game and top 4% in steal rate in both of the last two seasons.

  • Becca Hittner (Drake) finished 32% (98th percentile) of Drake’s possessions this season with incredible efficiency, ranking in the top 2% for points per play.

  • Peyton Williams (Kansas State) averaged a double-double, ranked 11th in the country for rebounds per game and was among the top 6% of players for defensive rebounding rate.

A few more potential picks:

  • Jazmine Jones (Louisville) ranked in the top 5% in the nation for nearly every shooting efficiency statistic, including field goal percentage, points per play and points per scoring attempt. 

  • Chante Stonewall (DePaul) ranked in the 97th percentile for points per game (17.4) and steals per game (2.2) this season.

  • Shadeen Samuels (Seton Hall) ranked in the top 2% in the nation for points per scoring attempt, and in the 93rd percentile offensive rebounding rate.

  • Blair Watson (Maryland) took 72% of her shots from beyond the arc (96th percentile) this season and ranked 12th in the nation with a steal rate of 5.1%.

Tune in Friday on ESPN at 7 p.m. ET to see which prospects earn the 36 draft spots and which teams they end up with.


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All stats in this article are compiled from Her Hoop Stats.