NEW YORK, April 3, 2021 – The WNBA announced today 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|
|Sierra Campisano||F||6-3||Cal Poly|
|Kysre Gondrezick||G||5-9||West Virginia|
|Aleah Goodman||G||5-9||Oregon State|
|Ciera Johnson||C||6-4||Texas A&M|
|N’dea Jones||F||6-2||Texas A&M|
|Micaela Kelly||G||5-6||Central Michigan|
|Natasha Mack||F||6-4||Oklahoma State|
|Lashonda Monk||G||5-6||East Carolina|
|Johanna Muzet||G||6-0||Rhode Island|
|Ivana Raca||F||6-2||Wake Forest|
|LaPresha Stanley||G||5-9||Appalachian State|
|Tesia Thompson||G||5-10||Southeast Missouri State|
|Mikayla Vaughn||C||6-3||Notre Dame|
|Destinee Walker||G||5-10||Notre Dame|
|Stephanie Watts||G||5-11||North Carolina|
|Tyra Whitehead||F||6-3||San Jose State|
|Aaliyah Wilson||G||5-11||Texas A&M|