April 11, 2014
Baylor guard Odyssey Sims is of 12 prospects who will attend the 2014 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm. The event will be held on Monday, April 14, at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Live coverage of the first round will begin on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. ET. Coverage of the second and third rounds will be televised on ESPNU from 9-10:30 p.m.
Joining Sims at the WNBA Draft are Natalie Achonwa (Notre Dame), Stefanie Dolson (UConn), Markeisha Gatling (North Carolina State), Chelsea Gray (Duke), Bria Hartley (UConn), Natasha Howard (Florida State), Kayla McBride (Notre Dame), Chiney Ogwumike (Stanford), Shoni Schimmel (Louisville), Meighan Simmons (Tennessee) and Alyssa Thomas (Maryland).
The Connecticut Sun holds the top pick in the draft for the second time in franchise history after garnering the top selection in this year's WNBA Draft in December. Rounding out this year's top five picks are the Tulsa Shock (second), San Antonio Stars (third), New York Liberty (fourth), and Indiana Fever (fifth).
Sims, the Wade Trophy winner, was a consensus All-American and finalist for all major National Player of the Year awards the last two seasons. A four-time All-Big 12 first team and three-time all-defensive team honoree, Sims' 1,054 points as a senior were the second highest single-season total in Division I history, behind Missouri State's Jackie Stiles,1,062, and set a Baylor and Big 12 single season scoring record.
This year's telecast will also be available on computers, smartphones, tablets, Xbox, Apple TV and Roku via WatchESPN to fans who receive their video subscription from an affiliated provider.
Baylor in the WNBA Draft
2013 - Brittney Griner - No. 1, Phoenix Mercury; Brooklyn Pope - No. 28, Chicago Sky
2009- Jessica Morrow - No. 27, Atlanta Dream
2008 - Angela Tisdale - No. 32, Chicago Sky
2007 - Bernice Mosby - No. 5, Washington Mystics
2006 - Sophia Young - No. 4, San Antonio Silver Stars
2005 - Steffanie Blackmon - No. 38, Seattle Storm
2002 - Sheila Lambert - No. 7, Charlotte Sting; Danielle Crockrom - No. 11, Utah Starzz