For the second consecutive year, the WNBA Draft Lottery will be televised live on ESPN. The 2014 WNBA Draft Lottery – to be held in Secaucus, N.J., on Dec. 10 – will be hosted by Kevin Negandhi and air at 4:30 p.m. ET during SportsCenter.
The Connecticut Sun, New York Liberty, Tulsa Shock, and San Antonio Silver Stars – all of whom did not qualify for the playoffs this past season – will be looking to secure the top pick in the 2014 Draft presented by State Farm, to be conducted next April.
WNBA officials and a representative from the accounting firm of Ernst & Young will conduct the draft lottery. The lottery will establish the first four picks of the draft. The order of selection for the remainder of the first round, as well as the second and third round, is determined by inverse order of the teams’ respective regular-season records from 2013. The Indiana Fever will select fifth in the first round.
The Phoenix Mercury won the most recent WNBA Draft Lottery, conducted on Sept. 26, 2012, and subsequently selected Baylor’s Brittney Griner first overall in the 2013 WNBA Draft.