Conference play begins to winnow the field
It’s a fascinating time in WNBA Mock Draft land. We’ve seen enough to know which players who entered the season in need of further development are making strides toward doing so. But with the CBA talks extended, we’re still waiting on everything from free agency beginning to knowing exactly who is potentially acquirable for a WNBA team this offseason.
All of which means that there’s more roster uncertainty, and at least potentially more movement ahead, before any 2020 draft commences.
The non-conference schedule is a frustrating one for the WNBA execs watching top prospects in programs that don’t play difficult slates. For the non-power five teams and their prospects, however, OOC provides a rare opportunity to prove themselves able to translate their games against bigger, closer-to-pro bodies.
The limitations of the data in a collegiate season — best-case, you’re talking fewer than 40 games — makes evaluation dependent on a healthy combination of on-court play and the numbers.
Even so, some of those numbers pop out, and we’ve seen some risers and some fallers accordingly. This updated board reflects background conversations with a dozen WNBA talent evaluators.
So who is going where? To the big board!