2021 WNBA Draft Tracker: Where were Texas College players picked?

Russell Wilburn

The 2021 WNBA Draft will take place on Thursday night and several players from the state of Texas are expected to be drafted. 

The headliner from the state is potential No. 1 overall pick Charli Collier from the Texas Longhorns. However, numerous players from Baylor and Texas A&M will have a shot to be selected early as well. Last season, eight standouts from Texas colleges were selected in the 2020 WNBA Draft. 

The Texas-based Dallas Wings hold several of the top picks in the WNBA Draft, including the No. 1 and No. 2 overall picks. This comes after the Wings selected three players in the first round last season. The Wings will look at add some Texas standouts to the roster; the only Texan currently on the Wings is UTEP product Kayla Thornton. 

Stay tuned to our 2021 WNBA Draft Tracker to keep track of every Texas college draft pick in the draft, with notes and analysis from our team of basketball experts. 

Texas Draft Picks

F/C Charli Collier, Texas: Dallas Wings (Round 1, Pick 1)

  • The Barbers Hill product averaged 19 points and 11.3 rebounds per game while leading the Longhorns to the Elite Eight. She entered the night as the consensus No. 1 overall prospect. 

G Aaliyah Wilson, Texas A&M: Seattle Storm (Round 1, Pick 12)

  • Wilson earned All-SEC honors after leading the Aggies with 13.3 points, 5.6 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game. Her perimeter defense and 42 percent mark from three will be an immediate asset in the league.  

G DiDi Richards, Baylor: New York Liberty (Round 2, Pick 17)

  • Richards ranks among the most dynamic and versatile defenders in the WNBA Draft, and has the ability to play almost any player on the floor. 

G Dijonai Carrington, Baylor: Connecticut Sun (Round 2, Pick 20)

  • Carrington is a two-way standout who starred in her lone season as a Lady Bear. She moved up draft boards after averaging 18.0 points per game in the NCAA Tournament. 

F N'Dea Jones, Texas A&M: Seattle Storm (Round 2, Pick 23)

  • Texas A&M's all-time rebounding leader was a Katrina McClain Award semifinalist and an All-America selection after averaging 12.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game. 

C Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M: Phoenix Mercury (Round 3, Pick 32)

  • The Duncanville product averaged 11.6 points and a block a game while starting all 92 games she played at Texas A&M. 

Full Draft

Round 1

1. Dallas Wings: Charli Collier, Texas

2. Dallas Wings: Awak Kuier, Finalnd

3: Atlanta Dream: Aari McDonald, Arizona

4. Indiana Fever: Kysre Gondrezick, West Virginia

5. Dallas Wings: Chelsea Dungee, Arkansas

6. New York Liberty: Michaela Onyenwere, UCLA

7. Los Angeles Sparks: Jasmine Walker, Alabama

8. Chicago Sky: Shyla Heal, Australia

9. Minnesota Lynx: Rennia Davis, Tennessee

10. Los Angeles Sparks: Stephanie Watts, North Carolina

11. Seattle Storm: Aaliyah Wilson, Texas A&M (heading to Indiana)

12. Las Vegas Aces: Iliana Rupert, France

Round 2

13. Dallas Wings: Dana Evans, Louisville

14. Las Vegas Aces: Destiny Slocum, Arkansas

15. Atlanta Dream: Raquel Carrera, Spain

16. Chicago Sky: Natasha Mack, Oklahoma State

17. New York Liberty: Didi Richards, Baylor

18. Seattle Storm: Kiana Williams, Stanford

19. Indiana Fever: Unique Thompson, Auburn

20. Connecticut Sun: Dijonai Carrington, Baylor

21: Connecticut Sun: Micaela Kelly, Central Michigan

22. Los Angeles Sparks: Arella Guirantes, Rutgers

23. Seattle Storm: N'Dea Jones, Texas A&M

24. Indiana Fever: Trinity Baptiste, Arizona

Round 3

25. New York Liberty: Valerie Higgins, Pacific

26. Indiana Fever: Chelsea Perry, UT-Martin

27. Atlanta Dream: Lindsey Pulliam, Northwestern

28. Los Angeles Sparks: Ivana Raca, Wake Forest

29. New York Liberty: Marine Fauthoux, France

30. Connecticut Sun: Aleah Goodman, Oregon State

31. Indiana Fever: Florencia Chagas, Argentina

32. Phoenix Mercury: Ciera Johnson, Texas A&M

33. Indiana Fever: Maya Caldwell, Georgia

34. Los Angeles Sparks: Aina Ayuso, Spain

35. Seattle Storm: Natalie Kucowski, Lafayette

36. Las Vegas Aces: Koanna Jeter, Towson

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