2020 WNBA Draft Tracker: Where were Texas College players picked?

By Pat Carrigan

The 2020 WNBA Draft is set to take place online on Friday night and multiple players from the state of Texas are set to be drafted. 

Defending national champion Baylor has four draft-eligible players. Three-time All-American Lauren Cox is projected to go either second or third in the draft, while combo guard Te’a Cooper will also get first round consideration. 

Texas A&M’s Chennedy Carter leads the rest of the state after ranking among the best scorers in the nation. Rice’s Erica Ogwumike, Texas Tech’s Brittany Brewer and Texas’ Joyner Holmes should also be top picks. Additionally, the Texas-based Dallas Wings have three first round picks to bring some top players home. 

Stay tuned to our WNBA Draft tracker to keep track of every Texas draft pick in Friday’s draft, with notes and analysis from our team of experts.

Texas Draft Picks

F Lauren Cox, Baylor: Indiana Fever (Round 1, Pick 3)

  • The top player in Texas is headed to Indiana, where she will team up with star center Teaira McCowan. Cox can pass, defend and rebound at an elite level and should immediately contribute to winning. 

G Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M: Atlanta Dream (Round 1, Pick 4)

  • Carter ranked No. 6 nationally in scoring at 21.3 points per game and will immediately be relied upon to score at a high level with the Dream, which are hoping to get back into the WNBA Playoff mix. 

F Brittany Brewer, Texas Tech: Atlanta Dream (Round 2, Pick 17)

  • Brewer averaged 16.6 points, 10.3 rebounds and 4.4 blocks per game during a breakout senior campaign. Now, she'll team up with Carter in Atlanta and try to bring a winner back to the Dream. 

G Te'a Cooper, Baylor: Phoenix Mercury (Round 2, Pick 18)

  • Cooper, a dynamic combo guard, teams up with former Baylor legend Brittney Griner in Phoenix after averaging 13.6 PPG and 4.6 APG in an All-American senior season. 

F Joyner Holmes, Texas: Seattle Storm (Round 2, Pick 19)

  • Two-time all-conference performer joins one of the most talented rosters in the league in Seattle. 

G Erica Ogwumike, Rice: Connec (Round 3, Pick 26)

  • Ogwumike becomes the third sister to make the WNBA, but her dynamic guard game differs greatly from her well-known sisters. She'll pair nicely with No. 1 pick Sabrina Ionescu. 

G Juicy Landrum, Connecticut (Round 3, Pick 35)

  • Landrum is one of the sharpest shooters in college basketball and should be a welcome complement to Jonquel Jones and next to Courtney Williams. 

G Sug Sutton, Texas: Washington Mystics (Round 3, Pick 36)

  • The final pick in the WNBA Draft was a surprise. Texas guard Sutton scored more than 1,000 points and earned two All-Big 12 selections during her career. 

Full Draft

Round 1

  1. New York Liberty: Sabrina Ionescu, Oregon
  2. Dallas Wings: Satou Sabally, Oregon
  3. Indiana Fever: Lauren Cox, Baylor
  4. Atlanta Dream: Chennedy Carter, Texas A&M
  5. Dallas Wings: Bella Alarie, Princeton
  6. Minnesota Lynx: Mikiah Herbert Harrigan, South Carolina
  7. Dallas Wings: Tyasha Harris, South Carolina
  8. Chicago Sky: Ruthy Hebard, Oregon
  9. New York Liberty: Megan Walker, UConn
  10. Phoenix Mercury: Jocelyn Willoughby, Virginia
  11. Seattle Storm: Kitija Laksa, Latvia
  12. New York Liberty: Jazmine Jones, Louisville

Round 2

  1. New York Liberty: Kylee Shook, Louisville
  2. Indiana Fever: Kathleen Doyle, Iowa
  3. New York Liberty: Leaonna Odom, Duke
  4. Minnesota Lynx: Crystal Dangerfield, UConn
  5. Atlanta Dream: Brittany Brewer, Texas Tech
  6. Phoenix Mercury: Te'a Cooper, Baylor
  7. Seattle Storm: Joyner Holmes, Texas
  8. Los Angeles Sparks: Beatrice Mompremier, Miami
  9. Dallas Wings: Luisa Geiselsoder, Germany
  10. Los Angeles Sparks: Leonie Fiebich, Germany
  11. Connecticut Sun: Kaila Charles, Maryland
  12. Washington Mystics: Jaylyn Agnew, Creighton

Round 3

  1. Atlanta Dream: Mikayla Pivec, Oregon State
  2. New York Liberty: Erica Ogwumike, Rice
  3. Atlanta Dream: Kobie Thornton, Clemson
  4. Indiana: Kamiah Smalls, James Madison
  5. Phoenix Mercury: Stella Johnson, Rider
  6. Chicago Sky: Japreece Dean, UCLA
  7. Seattle Storm: Haley Gorecki, Duke
  8. Chicago Sky: Kiah Gillespie, Florida State
  9. Las Vegas Aces: Lauren Manis, Holy Cross
  10. Los Angeles Sparks: Tynice Martin, West Virginia
  11. Connecticut Sun: Juicy Landrum, Baylor
  12. Washington Mystics: Sug Sutton, Texas

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