9. Dallas Wings select Tynice Martin, 5’10 G, West Virginia
There are a number of things Tynice Martin does at a pro-ready level. She doesn’t turn the ball over, despite operating in a ball-dominant fashion with West Virginia, facing endless double-teams. She creates her own shot, is an effective finisher, and when she gets to the line, knocks down better than 87% of her free throws. Should Dallas move on from Skylar Diggins-Smith, they could build around a backcourt with Arike Ogunbowale and Martin, the latter as a Jewell Loyd-type, the former as the point guard and primary distributor. They’d both have space to operate, especially if Cox is also picked and provides additional spacing in a modern WNBA offensive scheme. The red flags, notably Martin’s low assist percentage and merely average perimeter shooting, aren’t enough to drop her further than ninth.