7. Dallas Wings select Beatrice Mompremier
There’s no denying the talent and potential here — Mompremier has a 6’4, pro-ready frame, a significant array of post moves, and the understanding that she needs to expand her game further. In fact, it’s the reason she returned to Miami instead of entering the 2019 draft. And in previous versions of this big board, I’ve talked about her downsides. But let’s not lose sight of what teams like, and rightly so — she is an elite rebounder, offensive and defensive. She is a better player than her 2019-20 numbers suggest, and was rounding into form after returning from injury before the season prematurely ended. But there are red flags here, from lower body injury to a big to some regression on committing fouls and even things like turnover and assist percentage. The Wings, with lots of options and a coach in Brian Agler who excels with players like Mompremier, would be a good place for her to land, because the talent is otherworldly.