1999 WNBA Draft Overview

Once in again 1999 the WNBA expansion took place, this time in Orlando and Minnesota. The same process took like in 1998. There was an initial player allocation, followed by an expansion draft. This time after there was an additional player allocation following the expansion draft. After all that, there was also a college draft as well.

Initial Player Allocation (Pre Expansion Draft)

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Minnesota Lynx Kristin Folkl F Stanford
2 Orlando Miracle Nykesha Sales G/F Connecticut

Expansion Draft

Pick Team Player Position Former Team
1 Minnesota Lynx Brandy Reed F Phoenix Mercury
2 Orlando Miracle Andrea Congreaves F Charlotte Sting
3 Minnesota Lynx Kim Williams G Utah Starzz
4 Orlando Miracle Kisha Ford G New York Liberty
5 Minnesota Lynx Octavia Blue G Los Angeles Sparks
6 Orlando Miracle Yolanda Moore F Houston Comets
7 Minnesota Lynx Adia Barnes F Sacramento Monarchs
8 Orlando Miracle Adrienne Johnson G Cleveland Rockers

Player Allocation (Post Expansion Draft)

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Minnesota Lynx Katie Smith F Ohio State
2 Orlando Miracle Shannon Johnson G/F South Carolina

College Draft

First Round

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Washington Mystics Chamique Holdsclaw G/F Tennessee
2 Sacramento Monarchs Yolanda Griffith F/C Florida Atlantic
3 Utah Starzz Natalie Williams C UCLA
4 Los Angeles Sparks DeLisha Milton-Jones F/C Florida
5 Detroit Shock Jennifer Azzi G Stanford
6 New York Liberty Crystal Robinson F/C Southeastern Oklahoma St.
7 Minnesota Lynx Tonya Edwards G Tennessee
8 Orlando Miracle Tari Phillips F/C Central Florida
9 Charlotte Sting Dawn Staley G Virginia
10 Phoenix Mercury Edna Campbell G Texas
11 Cleveland Rockers Chasity Melvin C North Carolina State
12 Houston Comets Natalia Zasulskaya F Russia

Second Round

Pick Team Player Position College
13 Washington Mystics Shalonda Enis F Alabama
14 Sacramento Monarchs Kedra Holland-Corn G Georgia
15 Utah Starzz Debbie Black G St. Joseph's
16 Los Angeles Sparks Clarisse Machanguana C Old Dominion
17 Detroit Shock Val Whiting C Stanford
18 New York Liberty Michele Van Gorp C Duke
19 Minnesota Lynx Trisha Fallon G/F Australia
20 Orlando Miracle Sheri Sam F/G Vanderbilt
21 Charlotte Sting Stephanie McCarty G/F Purdue
22 Phoenix Mercury Clarissa Davis-Wrightsil F Texas
23 Cleveland Rockers Mery Andrade F Old Dominion
24 Houston Comets Sonja Henning G Stanford

Third Round

Pick Team Player Position College
25 Washington Mystics Andrea Nagy G Florida International
26 Sacramento Monarchs Kate Starbird G Stanford
27 Utah Starzz Adrienne Goodson F Old Dominion
28 Los Angeles Sparks Ukari Figgs G Purdue
29 Detroit Shock Dominique Canty G/F Alabama
30 New York Liberty Tamika Whitmore C Memphis
31 Minnesota Lynx Andrea Lloyd-Curry F Texas
32 Orlando Miracle Taj McWilliams-Franklin C St. Edward's
33 Charlotte Sting Charlotte Smith-Taylor F North Carolina
34 Phoenix Mercury Lisa Harrison F Tennessee
35 Cleveland Rockers Tracy Henderson C Georgia
36 Houston Comets Kara Wolters C Connecticut

Fourth Round

Pick Team Player Position College
37 Washington Mystics Jennifer Whittle C Australia
38 Sacramento Monarchs Amy Herrig C Iowa
39 Utah Starzz Dalma Ivanyi G Florida International
40 Los Angeles Sparks La'Keshia Frett F Georgia
41 Detroit Shock Astou Ndiaye F/C Southern Nazarene
42 New York Liberty Carolyn Jones-Young G Auburn
43 Minnesota Lynx Sonja Tate G Arkansas State
44 Orlando Miracle Carla McGhee F Tennessee
45 Charlotte Sting Angie Braziel F Texas Tech
46 Phoenix Mercury Amanda Wilson F Louisiana Tech
47 Cleveland Rockers Kellie Jolly Harper G Tennessee
48 Houston Comets Jennifer Rizzotti G Connecticut
49 Minnesota Lynx Angie Potthoff F Penn State
50 Orlando Miracle Elaine Powell G LSU

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