3. Indiana Fever select Satou Sabally, 6’4 F, Oregon
Just how stocked with immediate contributors this draft will be depends mightily on some underclassman decisions, and Satou Sabally is among them. If she comes out, though, there are some WNBA talent evaluators I spoke to who think she might be the best player in this draft. Her finishing around the rim, already excellent, reached another level so far this season, with a 69.2% mark from inside the arc. (I want to see that number after Oregon faces some Pac-12 opponents, but still, huge leap.) Sabally has both pro height and pro strength already, and her range suggests that she can serve as a 4, a smallball 5 and even a big 3, depending on matchups. She is a rugged defender with both block and steal rate north of two percent, and she’ll be part of a team that most people think will reach its second straight Final Four under Kelly Graves. Folks around the league love her makeup, too, no small thing for Tamika Catchings or Marianne Stanley.