12. Washington Mystics select Aari McDonald
It’s been a Mike Thibault world for a while, and accordingly, it would continue to be so if Aari McDonald decides to come out early. After all, he decided not to re-sign Kristi Toliver, but in McDonald, he’d be getting a Toliver-like performer — big shots in big moments, basketball IQ in spades and even an added defensive presence beyond what Toliver provides — at the end of the first round. Even if McDonald stays in school, though, the plug-and-play combo point guards are the deepest part of this draft, and that’s what the Mystics need. He can get one on a rookie contract, and if recent seasons are any indication, Thibault will pick the right one, she’ll contribute more quickly than anyone expects, and the Mike Thibault world will keep on turning.