Apr 15, 2024 - News

What to watch tonight

Source: Sports-Reference.com. Graphic: Brendan Lynch/Axios

Tonight's WNBA draft will determine where collegiate stars like Caitlin Clark and LSU forward Angel Reese will land in their first seasons as pros, writes Axios' Analis Bailey.

Why this matters: While they've been celebrated at the college level, it's unclear how Clark and Reese will perform in the WNBA.

Between the lines: The current college landscape is packed with young generational talent — like the freshmen that led Dawn Staley's squad to the national championship — but only those at least 22 years old can be drafted.

Zoom in: ESPN will broadcast the draft from Brooklyn Academy of Music in New York at 7:30pm ET. Fans can stream it on ESPN+ or fuboTV.

💭 Analis' thought bubble: Clark, the Naismith Player of the Year, is coming off the board first, South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso will go before Stanford's Cameron Brink, and Reese will also go in the top five, closely followed by UConn's forward Aaliyah Edwards.

What's next: The season begins May 3.

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