With the No. 10 pick, Phoenix Mercury selected Virginia guard Jocelyn Willoughby. The Mercury then traded that pick to New York for guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, who was recently acquired from New York.
KIM DOSS: The Phoenix Mercury have already put together a formidable base despite losing DeWanna Bonner to free agency. Adding Skylar Diggins-Smith to veterans like Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner will do that for you. Extending training camp invitations to players like Olivia Epoupa will, too.
“Filling out our roster, we knew we had to get younger and more athletic,” head coach Sandy Brondello said before the draft. “More playmaking, have more shooting. We just needed to get better all around, and that’s what we’re trying to do with the players, whether it’s through the draft or with the training camp contracts we’ve had.”