Honest grading of the WNBA Draft

Wow what a night of seeing young women become thousandaires, I know I was on the edge of my seat the whole night wondering who would be selected next.

Now that the dust has settled, let’s hand out some grades for the 1st round, where the big names will either make an impact for years to come on their team, or will flop and really hurt the future of their team.

Just as a heads up, you may not like your team’s grade. On CBSSports.com for example, all 12 first round picks got a B- or higher. That’s insanely unrealistic and there is no way all 12 players end up earning a passing grade over their careers.

So we’re going to give you an honest, well-thought-out assessment of each pick and what it means in the immediate future.

Without further ado, let’s get to grading!

1. New York Liberty: Sabrina Ionescu — Oregon — 5-11, Senior, Guard

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

2. Dallas Wings: Satou Sabally — Oregon — 6-4, Junior, Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

3. Indiana Fever: Lauren Cox — Baylor — 6-4, Senior, Forward/Center

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

4. Atlanta Dream: Chennedy Carter — Texas A&M — 5-7, Junior, Guard

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

5. Dallas Wings: Bella Alarie — Princeton — 6-4, Senior, Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

6. Minnesota Lynx: Mikiah Herbert Harrigan — South Carolina — 6-2, Senior, Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

7. Dallas Wings: Tyasha Harris — South Carolina — 5-10, Senior, Guard

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

8. Chicago Sky: Ruthy Hebard — Oregon — 6-4, Senior, Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

9. New York Liberty: Megan Walker — UConn — 6-1, Junior, Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

10. Phoenix Mercury: Jocelyn Willoughby — Virginia — 6-0, Senior, Guard/Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

11. Seattle Storm: Kitija Laksa — South Florida/TTT Riga — 6-0, Guard/Forward

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

12. New York Liberty: Jazmine Jones — Louisville — 6-0, Senior, Guard

Grade: C

She has not played one game in the WNBA yet. She’s an intriguing prospect, but only time will tell if she will turn into a quality WNBA player.

So that’s our grades! We worked very hard on this and would appreciate some feedback from you on how we did

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