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2024 WNBA Mock Draft: Caitlin Clark Goes No. 1 To Indiana Fever

2024 WNBA Mock Draft: Caitlin Clark Goes No. 1 To Indiana Fever

The 2024 WNBA Draft Lottery is complete. Here's where college stars like Caitlin Clark, Angel Reese, and Paige Bueckers might land in next year's draft.

Dec 11, 2023

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The WNBA 2024 Draft Lottery results are in, and for the second straight year, Indiana Fever will have the first pick. Phoenix Mercury will pick second, followed by Los Angeles Sparks and Seattle Storm in fourth.

This year's WNBA Draft will feature a record-breaking number of college stars looking to take the next step in their basketball career. 

While we still have a long way to go and a season's worth of basketball to be played before the big day, take a look at the first edition of FloHoops 2024 WNBA Mock Draft.

1. Indiana Fever - Caitlin Clark, Iowa

One of the great college basketball players of all time, the senior Iowa guard will drastically improve any WNBA team's backcourt. Clark is currently averaging an astonishing 29.6 points per game while shooting 36.8 percent from 3-point range. She also continues to be a strong distributor of the ball, averaging 7.6 assists.

Partnering her with Aaliyah Boston would give the Fever a foundation for years to come. Partnering veteran guard Kelsey Mitchell with a backcourt mate of Caitlin’s ability could very well take this team to new heights in 2024, and adds a level of dynamism the Fever were missing last season.

2. Phoenix Mercury - Paige Bueckers, UConn

Playing for the first time in nearly 600 days, Paige Bueckers looks to be 100 percent eight games into her junior year, and the numbers reflect that. She's currently averaging 19 points on 49/45 shooting splits for the No. 17-ranked UConn Huskies.

The Mercury could cure two issues with one draft pick here with Bueckers. Diana Taurusi will be going into her 17th season this year, and even though she’s continued to play at a high level, the team could be drafting her eventual replacement in Bueckers.

As for 2024, giving her a genuine backcourt mate who could pull the strings and play off her could go a long way in improving the Mercury.

3. Los Angeles Sparks - Cameron Brink, Stanford 

The Stanford center has continued to dominate in her junior year. She's currently a walking double-double averaging 18.6 points and 11 rebounds a game for the Cardinal.

The Sparks could use more size inside, finishing second to last in rebounding in the WNBA. Brink would also be a welcomed front-court presence for former teammate Chiney Ogwumike. 

4. Seattle Storm - Aaliyah Edwards, UConn

The UConn power forward has had a steady start to the campaign, currently averaging 15.8 points and 7 rebounds on 58 percent shooting. More importantly, she’s shown more of an ability to create her own shot, especially with teammate Azzi Fudd out for the year. 

The Storm could do well with partnering Jewel Lloyd with Edwards, giving Lloyd a pick-n-roll partner could extend the guard's already exceptional career.

5. Dallas Wings - Rickea Jackson, Tennessee 

The multifaceted forward has been sidelined since the second game of the 2023 season. However, the fifth-year Vol has already proven an ability to score inside and out, shooting 54 percent from the field and 31 percent from 3 in 2022. 

The Wings add more forward depth to a team that struggled with the size of the Liberty in the second round of the 2023 WNBA postseason and could use another player that can create her own scoring opportunities. It would give the Wings a formidable three-headed monster of McGowans, Sabally, and Jackson in the frontcourt.

6. Washington Mystics - Georgia Amoore, Virginia Tech

The Hokies point guard is on a tear to start the 2023 campaign, currently averaging a career-best 17 points and 8 assists. She has pushed her way up this mock draft. 

The Mystics need an infusion of youth in their backcourt, as they are currently set at the forward and center spots with Ellena Delle Donne and Shakira Austin. Amoore would invite someone other than Natasha Cloud to facilitate. 

7. Minnesota Lynx - Angel Reese, LSU 

Angel Reese has looked excellent since her return to the floor. The Tigers's power forward is currently averaging 17 points and 10 rebounds, and she brings a level of physicality and tenacity to the floor. 

Placing her next to Naphesa Collier would be a dream come true for the Lynx. Giving Collier a true front-court partner allows her to focus more on scoring.

8. Atlanta Dream - Kamilla Cardoso, South Carolina 

The dominant figure headlining the No. 1-ranked team in the country is Kamilla Cardoso. Currently averaging 14 points, 11 rebounds, and 3 blocks a game, Cardoso is a game-changer for anyone’s frontcourt.

The Dream struggled mightily with the size of the Dallas Wings in last year’s postseason. Adding Cardoso would help fix that and allow all-star forward Cheyenne Parker to focus on more of the scoring load. 

9. Dallas Wings - Charisma Osborne, UCLA 

Bruins' guard Charisma Osborne has helped the program rise as high as high as No. 2 in the country this season. She’s been a do-it-all player for them averaging 14 points, 6 rebounds and 5 assists. 

Paring a do-it-all guard with the bucket that is Arike Ogunbowale is a match made in heaven. 

10. Connecticut Sun - Jacy Sheldon, Ohio State 

Sheldon is a defense-first guard with an offensive game to boot. She's currently averaging 15 points a game and almost 3 steals, and if she keeps it up, it would be the third season in a row averaging 3 steals or more.

The Sun are a tenacious team that will do anything to win,  and Jacy Sheldon should fit the culture perfectly. The fifth-year guard would add some youth to an older backcourt and be able to learn behind players like Tiffany Hayes while adding some gusto all off the bench.

11. New York Liberty - Hailey Van Lith, LSU 

Van Lith has already proved her worth to the Tigers, after having a pivotal figure in the time Angel Reese was out. The 5’7” Louisville transfer has shown an improved ability to facilitate the ball, which could make her a fit for the Liberty here at 11. 

Partnering with Sabrina Ionescu and having her learn from vets like Courtney Vandersloot would be a great introduction to the WNBA. Not only would Van Lith give them much-needed playmaking and ball handling off the bench, but she has a potential future as a backcourt partner for Ionescu. 

12. Los Angeles Sparks - Alissa Pili, Utah 

Pili is a score-first forward with inside presence and range. The Ute is currently averaging 23 points while shooting 73 percent from the field and 56 percent from deep. 

For a Sparks team that finished bottom 3 in the league in points per game, LA would be adding a forward who can extend the defense and find her own shot alonsdie Chiney Ogwumike and Cameron Brink.