5. Dallas Wings: Sophie Cunningham, 6’1 G/F, Missouri
Perhaps the most divisive player among league talent evaluators I spoke to, Sophie Cunningham is the logical choice in Dallas. Consider what Cunningham does. Her assist percentages have hovered in the 20s during her three years at Missouri, and her court awareness is pro-ready now. Put her on the floor with Skylar Diggins-Smith and Liz Cambage, and she’ll know precisely how to find them both in their favorite spots, and I suspect it’ll happen right away. She’s got the size for defensive versatility—Katie Smith, for instance, thinks she can guard anywhere from 1-4. And the Wings desperately need more perimeter shooting, finishing at the bottom of the league from beyond the arc, at 30.5 percent. Cunningham shot 45.7 percent from three, and seems to know precisely when her team needs that deep shot, too. Look, I’m all in on Cunningham as a WNBA prospect, and this might be low for her.