The 2023 WNBA Draft is finally here! The draft takes place tonight in New York City and will be broadcasted on ESPN at 6:00 PM CST.
The Dallas Wings have a plethora of draft picks tonight and that’s just how GM Greg Bibb likes it. Bibb said “I’m of the opinion you can never have too many draft picks, just like you can never have too many good players, too much talent,” Bibb said. “You have to figure out how to manage that and maximize it, but I’m never afraid of draft picks.”
Dallas will have a league-high three first-round picks making selections at #3, #5, and #11. The Wings will also have the 7th pick in the second and third rounds
An absolute win for the Wings would be if they could draft Villanova’s Maddy Siegirst at either #3 or #5. Last season Siegrist averaged 24.3 PPG with her lowest-scoring game of the season being 21 points and she dropped 50 points against Seton Hall last year.
If the Wings wanted to pick up some size, Stephanie Soares of Iowa State would be a good option. Soares played 13 games at Iowa State and averaged 14.4 points and 10 rebounds.
Some options for Dallas at #11 could include Lou Lopez Senechal. Dorka Juhasz or Ashley Jones. It’ll be interesting to see what type of role this pick will have on the team this season.
In the grand scheme, South Carolina’s Aliyah Boston seems to be the consensus #1 pick to the Indiana Fever. Boston is the two-time Naismith Defensive Player of the Year winner and should help a struggling Indiana team.
Something taking headlines this draft season is the players who are not eligible for the draft. Notable NCAA stars like Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese are ineligible for the draft due to the NCAA and WNBA requirements of being 22 years old.
As far as the Wings go, Dallas will look to upgrade their team through the draft as they have done throughout their time in the Lone Star State. The players picked tonight could be some of the key pieces to the Dallas Wings winning their first WNBA championship.