2001 WNBA Draft Overview

The 2001 edition of the WNBA draft was the first year that there was only a college draft.

College Draft

First Round:

Pick Team Player Position College
1 Seattle Storm Lauren Jackson F/C Australia
2 Charlotte Sting Kelly Miller G Georgia
3 Indiana Fever Tamika Catchings F/C Tennessee
4 Portland Fire Jackie Stiles G Southwest Missouri St.
5 Miami Sol Ruth Riley C Notre Dame
6 Detroit Shock Deanna Nolan G/F Georgia
7 Minnesota Lynx Svetlana Abrosimova F/C Russia
8 Utah Starzz Marie Ferdinand G LSU
9 Washington Mystics Coco Miller G Georgia
10 Orlando Miracle Katie Douglas G/F Purdue
11 Cleveland Rockers Penny Taylor F/C Australia
12 Portland Fire LaQuanda Barksdale G/F North Carolina
13 Phoenix Mercury Kristen Veal G Australia
14 Indiana Fever Kelly Schumacher C Connecticut
15 Houston Comets Amanda Lassiter F Missouri
16 Los Angeles Sparks Camille Cooper C Purdue

Second Round:

Pick Team Player Position College
17 Seattle Storm Semeka Randall G Tennessee
18 Charlotte Sting Tammy Sutton-Brown C Rutgers
19 Indiana Fever Niele Ivey G Notre Dame
20 Portland Fire Jenny Mowe C Oregon
21 Miami Sol Georgia Schweitzer G/F Duke
22 Detroit Shock Jae Kingi G Australia
23 Minnesota Lynx Erin Buescher G Denver
24 Utah Starzz Michaela Pavlickova F/C Czech Republic
25 Washington Mystics Tamara Stocks F/C Florida
26 Orlando Miracle Brooke Wyckoff F Florida State
27 Cleveland Rockers Jaynetta Saunders F Texas A&M
28 Minnesota Lynx Janell Burse C Tulane
29 Phoenix Mercury Ilona Korstine G/F Russia
30 Sacramento Monarchs Jackie Moore C Long Beach State
31 Houston Comets Tynesha Lewis G/F North Carolina State
32 Los Angeles Sparks Nicole Levandusky G Xavier

Third Round:

Pick Team Player Position College
33 Houston Comets ShaRae Mansfield F Western Kentucky
34 Charlotte Sting Jennifer Phillips F Xavier
35 Indiana Fever Marlena Williams F Missouri
36 Portland Fire Rasheeda Clark G Pepperdine
37 Miami Sol Levys Torres C Florida State
38 Detroit Shock Svetlana Volnaya G/F Virginia
39 Minnesota Lynx Tombi Bell G Miami
40 Utah Starzz Shea Ralph G/F Connecticut
41 Washington Mystics Jamie Lewis G Ohio State
42 Orlando Miracle Jaclyn Johnson F Kansas
43 Cleveland Rockers Angelina Wolvert F Oregon
44 Washington Mystics Elena Karpova F Russia
45 Phoenix Mercury Tere Williams F Virginia Tech
46 Sacramento Monarchs Maren Walseth F Penn State
47 Houston Comets Shala Crawford C Life
48 Los Angeles Sparks Kelley Siemon F Notre Dame

Fourth Round:

Pick Team Player Position College
49 Seattle Storm Juana Brown G Notre Dame
50 Charlotte Sting Reshea Bristol G Arizona
51 Indiana Fever April Brown F LSU
52 Portland Fire Natasha Pointer G Rutgers
53 Phoenix Mercury Carolyn Moos C Stanford
54 Detroit Shock Kelly Santos F Brazil
55 Minnesota Lynx Megan Taylor G/F Iowa State
56 Utah Starzz Cara Consuegra G Iowa
57 New York Liberty Taru Tuukkanen F/C Xavier
58 Orlando Miracle Anne Thorius G Michigan
59 Cleveland Rockers Erin Batth F/C Clemson
60 New York Liberty Tara Mitchem G Southwest Missouri St.
61 Phoenix Mercury Megan Franza G Washington
62 Sacramento Monarchs Katie Smrcka-Duffy G Georgetown
63 Houston Comets Kristen Clement G Tennessee
64 Los Angeles Sparks Beth Record G/F Syracuse

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