By most accounts, Jasmine Walker figures to hear her named called fairly early at tomorrow night’s WNBA draft. Most mock drafts have her selected between 6th and 10th overall in the draft. Once Walker is selected, she’ll become the first Alabama player selected in the WNBA draft since Monique Bivins in 2005, and the first Alabama player selected in the first round since Tausha Mills in 2000. Walker will be just the second Alabama player ever selected in the first round of the draft, and just the seventh one drafted in any round since the draft’s inception in 1997. While Walker won’t surpass Mills’ status as the highest-drafted player in Alabama history, she’ll likely come away as the second-highest.
Alabama players previously selected in the draft:
|1999||2||1||13||Shalonda Enis||Washington Mystics|
|1999||3||5||29||Dominique Canty||Detroit Shock|
|2000||1||2||2||Tausha Mills||Washington Mystics|
|2002||3||1||33||LaNisha Cartwell||Washington Mystics|
|2002||3||10||42||Shondra Johnson||Houston Comets|
|2005||3||11||37||Monique Bivins||Minnesota Lynx|
Provided that Walker makes the opening day roster for the team which selects her, she’ll also end another Alabama WNBA drought. Alabama hasn’t had a player appear in a WNBA game since Dominique Canty was released by the Washington Mystics on June 2012, thus ending her 13 year career.