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Washington Mystics general manager Mike Thibault sits on press row, next to two women who are having a conversation.

What is the 20-80 scouting scale?

By Em Adler / February 11, 2024

Translating the language of professional scouts into standard English

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Analyzing draft prospects for Kamilla Cardoso and Alissa Pili

By The Next / February 10, 2024

On the latest episode of Locked On Women’s Basketball, the hosts discuss draft predictions for Kamilla Cardoso and Alissa PIli

Six of the top prospects in WNBA history — Candace Parker, Caitlin Clark, A'ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart, Diana Taurasi and Brittney Griner — pictured in a graphic.

Ranking the top WNBA Draft prospects of all time

By Em Adler / January 23, 2024

See where all the greats line up

Florida Gators off-ball guard Leilani Correa, who has quickly emerged as a 2024 WNBA draft prospect, holds her follow-through on 3-pointer

Stock up, stock down: Biggest WNBA draft risers and fallers

By Em Adler / January 21, 2024

Checking in with notable stars and under-the-radar names alike

Numbered balls bouncing around inside a lottery machine, the mechanism used in the 2024 WNBA draft lottery

How to watch the 2024 WNBA Draft lottery

By Em Adler / December 10, 2023

How it works, who’s going to matter, and what to root for

Tennessee big wing Rickea Jackson stands holding the ball out while surveying the off-screen court, as Jackie Young defends her from a couple steps away

2024 WNBA Draft film room: Rickea Jackson edition

By Em Adler / November 7, 2023

Why Rickea Jackson just had the most important game of any 2024 WNBA draft prospect

Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale holds her follow-through in midair, with a Minnesota Lynx defender lunging toward her, as the ball travels past her and toward the rim while players from both WNBA teams fight under the basket.

Sunday Notes, Week 8: Sun’s defense, Wings’ offense, hope in Seattle and Becky Hammon … the player?

By Em Adler / July 23, 2023

It’s your weekly journey into trends and analysis around the WNBA for this week

10 images of future WNBA draft prospects, arranged in a collage: in the center, Iowa Hawkeyes point guard Caitlin Clark stands holding the ball looking up and out before taking a free-throw; around the perimeter, the pictures are: UConn Huskies point guard Paige Bueckers dribbles around a Stanford defender; Notre Dame Fighting Irish point guard Olivia Miles extends her arm up and out to shoot a layup while looking up at the rim; Ohio State Buckeyes combo forward Cotie McMahon points up in celebration; UConn big Aaliyah Edwards stands in a crouched defensive stance guarding the point of attack; Stanford Cardinal big Cameron Brink squats with the ball before shooting a free-throw; Florida State point guard Ta'Niya Latson dribbles downhill past a ball screen; Michigan Wolverines guard Laila Phelia drives downhill past an Ohio State defender; Texas A&M Aggies big wing Janiah Barker pumps her fist and shouts in celebration; UConn off-ball guard Azzi Fudd releases a 3-point jump shot from the wing.

Who are the top WNBA draft prospects in women’s college basketball?

By Hunter Cruse / April 20, 2023

Ranking the top 22 prospects in women’s college basketball

Aliyah Boston carries the ball as she strides past a defender and towards the rim

Who’s Next — The Next’s 2023 WNBA Draft Board v2.0

By em-adler-sheher / April 6, 2023

In-depth scouting reports on every potential major contributor

Two pictures of 2023 WNBA draft prospects side-by-side: on the left, Aliyah Boston carries the ball as she strides past a defender and towards the rim; on the right, Stanford Cardinal big wing Haley Jones holds the ball by her midsections as she drives forward past the free-throw line while looking ahead

Who’s Next — The Next’s 2023 WNBA Draft Board, V1.0

By Em Adler / November 7, 2022

The most detailed 2023 WNBA draft resource available outside a team’s actual war room