2012 WNBA draft
The WNBA Draft 2012 was the 16th talent contraction of the Women's National Basketball Association and took place on 16 April, 2012 the ESPN studios in Bristol, Conn. instead. The first round of the draft was broadcast nationwide on ESPN2. The second and third rounds were to be seen on the channels NBA TV and ESPNU.
With the first overall draft pick, the Los Angeles Sparks selected the US-American MaNneka Ogwumike. On the second and third Shekinna Stricklen The Australian (Seattle Storm ) and the US-American Devereaux Peters ( Minnesota Lynx ) were selected. A total of 36 players were selected from five nations of the WNBA franchises in three rounds. As the only European players from Sweden Farhiya Abdi (Los Angeles Sparks ) at position 13 and the Slovenian Nika Barič (Minnesota Lynx ) were selected at position 20.
- 2.1 Round 1
- 2.2 Round 2
- 2.3 Round 3
The draft order was determined on 10 November 2011 after completion of the 2011 season through the draft lottery. The four teams participated, which did not qualify for the play- offs in the 2011 season; or their right to vote holders. The worst team in the regular season had a chance of 44.2 percent to win the lottery; the best of the four non-qualified for the playoffs teams had a chance of 10.4 percent.
The Minnesota Lynx won the lottery and moved thus from second to first place in the draft order on. The Tulsa Shock, the worst team in the regular season, slipped despite the highest chances of winning the second place in the draft order from.
The draft order of the eight play-off participant was placed in the regular season based on their table stand. It was considered that the team is in position five with the fewest victories. The determined by lottery draft order was significant only for the first round. The draft order of the second and third round was determined purely on the basis of the table object in the regular season. The teams had to acquire, however, the possibility of transfers on voting rights of other teams or deliver their own to other teams.