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WNBA Announces Players who have opted-in for 2021 WNBA Draft

The WNBA announced that 52 players from Colleges and Universities have, as of April 1, filed for inclusion as candidates for the 2021 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm®, scheduled for April 15 (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET). 

Since the NCAA has granted every winter sport student-athlete an additional year of NCAA eligibility, every intercollegiate women’s basketball player – even those who are finishing their senior year or graduate studies – will have remaining NCAA eligibility after the 2020-21 season. Accordingly, the WNBA and the WNBPA previously agreed on an opt-in process for NCAA players who are otherwise eligible for the 2021 WNBA Draft. 

Every NCAA player who is otherwise eligible and would like to make themselves available for selection in the 2021 WNBA Draft is required to renounce their remaining intercollegiate eligibility.  

Specifically, NCAA players who are not competing in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Final Four were required to notify the WNBA of their desire to be considered for the Draft no later than April 1.  Players competing in the 2021 NCAA Women’s Final Four must notify the WNBA no later than 48 hours after the conclusion of their last Final Four game.  Eligible International Players (as that term is defined in the Collective Bargaining Agreement) are not required to opt in to the 2021 WNBA Draft in order to be selected.

Following is the list of players who have filed for consideration as a candidate for the 2021 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm.

Janelle Bailey C 6-4 North Carolina

Kate Cain C 6-5 Nebraska

Maya Caldwell G 5-11 Georgia

Sierra Campisano F 6-3 Cal Poly

DiJonai Carrington G 5-11 Baylor

Deja Church G 5-10 DePaul

Charli Collier F-C 6-5 Texas

Gabby Connally G 5-6 Georgia

Rennia Davis G 6-2 Tennessee

Chelsea Dungee G 5-11 Arkansas

Dana Evans G 5-6 Louisville

Kysre Gondrezick G 5-9 West Virginia

Aleah Goodman G 5-9 Oregon State

Arella Guirantes G 5-11 Rutgers

Valerie Higgins G 6-1 Pacific

Cece Hooks G 5-8 Ohio

Jordan Jenkins G 5-5 UTEP

Kionna Jeter G 5-8 Towson

Akienreh Johnson G 6-0 Michigan

Ciera Johnson C 6-4 Texas A&M

N’dea Jones F 6-2 Texas A&M

Micaela Kelly G 5-6 Central Michigan

Natalie Kucowski F 6-3 Lafayette

Kasiyahna Kushkituah C 6-4 Tennessee

Selena Lott G 5-11 Marquette

Natasha Mack F 6-4 Oklahoma State

Tiana Mangakahia G 5-6 Syracuse

Blanca Millan G 6-1 Maine

Lashonda Monk G 5-6 East Carolina

Que Morrison G 5-7 Georgia

Nancy Mulkey C 6-9 Rice

Johanna Muzet G 6-0 Rhode Island

Michaela Onyenwere F 6-0 UCLA

Chasity Patterson G 5-5 Kentucky

Chelsey Perry G 6-2 Tennessee-Martin

Lindsey Pulliam G 5-10 Northwestern

Ivana Raca F 6-2 Wake Forest

DiDi Richards G 6-2 Baylor

Destiny Slocum G 5-7 Arkansas

Jenna Staiti C 6-4 Georgia

LaPresha Stanley G 5-9 Appalachian State

Tesia Thompson G 5-10 Southeast Missouri State

Unique Thompson F 6-3 Auburn

Jill Townsend G 5-11 Gonzaga

Mikayla Vaughn C 6-3 Notre Dame

Destinee Walker G 5-10 Notre Dame

Jasmine Walker F 6-3 Alabama

Stephanie Watts G 5-11 North Carolina

Tyra Whitehead F 6-3 San Jose State

Aaliyah Wilson G 5-11 Texas A&M

Jenn Wirth F 6-3 Gonzaga

LeeAnne Wirth F 6-3 Gonzaga

For more information on the WNBA fans are encouraged to click on the link seen here:

WNBA.com – Official Site of the WNBA

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