Your guide to the 2021 WNBA Draft

It’s a pretty bad year to have the top two picks in the WNBA Draft, much less four of the first 12 available, but the Dallas Wings are faced with that proposition as they’ll kickoff the 2021 event by choosing twice this Thursday at 7:00 p.m. on ESPN.

Her combination of size, touch, and efficiency makes her a pretty obvious choice for the top spot, and the Dallas Wings certainly could use some rim protection.

Collier is a potential All-Star and should be an impact player in the W for quite awhile, but there’s no true superstar in this draft as we saw in 2016 with Breanna Stewart or in 2020 with Sabrina Ionescu.

Aari McDonald’s run to the national championship game for the Arizona Wildcats was the story of the 2021 NCAA Tournament, but can she be a consistent scorer at the pro level?

The intriguing players include 19-year-old Awak Kuier of Finland, who might be a “draft-and-stash” for the Wings that need to find ways around using all their picks as well as staying under the 12-player roster limit.

She currently plays with Ragusa in Italy during the regular season, and once the WNBA campaign begins this will be her first extended time in America.

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