2003 WNBA draft

The seventh WNBA Draft was held on 24 April 2003 in the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, New Jersey, United States, instead. The selection order is set in a lottery.

The Draft 2003

After the 2002 season announced the owner of the Miami Sol and Portland Fire, that they no longer wanted the team fund. The WNBA did not find a new owner for the team, so the players could be selected on the same day of the WNBA Drafts in a Dispersal Draft by the other teams in the league.

Thus took place on 24 April, the WNBA Draft and a dispersal draft instead. After the Cleveland Rockers won the lottery before the Sacramento Monarchs, the Rockers had the right to select the first player. The Rockers opted for LaToya Thomas from Mississippi State University. The Monarchs selected at the second location Chantelle Anderson of Vanderbilt University.

Overall, the 14 franchises secured the rights to 42 players. The lion's share with 39 players represented the United States.

Starting this season, there were in WNBA Draft for the first time only three Drafrunden and not four as previously.

Dispersal Draft

WNBA Draft

Round 1

Round 2

Round 3