WNBA Draft

Chicago Sky guard Kahleah Copper drives to the basket against Connecticut Sun center Jonquel Jones during a WNBA semifinals game at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut, on Sept. 28, 2021

The pros and cons of the Phoenix Mercury’s trade for Kahleah Copper

By Jesse Morrison / February 6, 2024

‘The opportunity to add a player of Kahleah’s caliber in the prime of her career is rare’ said Phoenix’s GM

A close-up photo of Tennessee's Rickea Jackson dribbling the ball with her right hand. The text "Elite bucket-getter" is overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked On Women's Basketball logo is in the top right corner.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: How Rickea Jackson projects as a 2024 WNBA Draft prospect

By The Next / February 3, 2024

‘She can pretty much create against anyone’ — even Team USA

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

Picks from the 2022 WNBA Draft pose for a photo with WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert. The text "Scouting the WNBA Draft" is overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked on Women's Basketball logo is in the top right corner.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: How do amateur scouts evaluate the WNBA Draft?

By The Next / January 20, 2024

Film matters, from throughout a prospect’s college career

Graphic with black background, white top text reads "The Next staff picks: Top Stories and podcasts of 2023". Laptop with The Next's homepage and phone with Locked On Women's Basketball Youtube page are below the text.

The Next staff picks: Top stories and podcasts of 2023

By Isabel Rodrigues / December 22, 2023

Whether it be college, pro or international hoops, our writers reflect on a year of work in women’s basketball

Graphic with college-era photos of Candace Parker, A'ja Wilson and Caitlin Clark. Text below reads "Best Prospects Ever"

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Who are the top 15 draft prospects in WNBA history?

By The Next / November 18, 2023

Join our scouting team for a WNBA prospect rewind, covering Candace Parker, Tamika Catchings and many more!

Tennessee's Rickea Jackson shields the ball from Team USA's Rhyne Howard and scans the court.

Locked On Women’s Basketball: Rickea Jackson, other top WNBA prospect performances this week

By The Next / November 11, 2023

How did Jackson, Caitlin Clark, Kamilla Cardoso and others do in college basketball’s opening week?

A collage of the top nine 2024 WNBA draft prospects in college, including South Carolina point guard Te-Hina Paopao, UConn big Aaliyah Edwards, Kentucky wing Maddie Scherr, UConn point guard Paige Bueckers, Iowa point guard Caitlin Clark, Algers (France) combo guard Leïla Lacan, Ohio State off-ball guard Jacy Sheldon, Stanford big Cameron Brink, and Wazzu combo guard Charlisse Leger-Walker

Who’s Next — The Next’s 2024 WNBA Draft Board, V1.0

By Em Adler / November 3, 2023

The most detailed 2024 WNBA draft resource available outside a team’s actual war room

A close-up photo of UConn forward Breanna Stewart smiling. The text "Stewie as a draft prospect" is overlaid at the bottom in all caps, and the orange Locked on Women's Basketball logo is in the top right corner.

Locked on Women’s Basketball: Analyzing WNBA MVP Breanna Stewart as a draft prospect

By The Next / October 29, 2023

‘Whatever I say, I feel like I’m selling her short’