Live updates: WNBA Draft pick-by-pick analysis and more

After a historic NCAA tournament, women’s college basketball’s best and brightest took their next step Monday night in the WNBA Draft in New York.

Caitlin Clark started the night going No. 1 overall to the Indiana Fever after helping Iowa to the national championship game in back-to-back seasons.

Clark finished her college career averaging 31.6 points and 8.9 assists per game, both of which led the country.

Stanford’s Cameron Brink was next, going to the Los Angeles Sparks, and Kamilla Cardoso from Tennessee went No. 3 to the Chicago Sky.

Follow along with Yahoo Sports’ WNBA crew all night long.

You can watch the 2024 WNBA Draft on ESPN.

WNBA Draft order

First round

1. Indiana Fever: Caitlin Clark, PG, Iowa

2. Los Angeles Sparks: Cameron Brink, PF, Stanford

3. Chicago Sky: Kamilla Cardosa, C, South Carolina

4. Los Angeles Sparks: Rickea Jackson, SF, Tennessee

5. Dallas Wings: Jacy Sheldon, SG, Ohio State

6. Washington Mystics: Aaliyah Edwards, UConn

7. Chicago Sky: Angel Reese, F, LSU

8. Minnesota Lynx: Alissa Pili, F, Utah

9. Dallas Wings: Carla Leite, SG, France

10. Connecticut Sun: Leïla Lacan, PG, France

11. New York Liberty: Marquesha Davis, SF, Ole Miss

12. Atlanta Dream: Nyadiew Puoch, PF, Australia

Second round

13. Chicago Sky: Brynna Maxwell, G, Gonzaga

14. Seattle Storm: Nika Mühl, PG, UConn

15. Indiana Fever

16. Las Vegas Aces

17. New York Liberty

18. Las Vegas Aces

19. Connecticut Sun

20. Atlanta Dream

21. Washington Mystics

22. Connecticut Sun

23. New York Liberty

24. Las Vegas Aces

Third round

25. Phoenix Mercury

26. Seattle Storm

27. Indiana Fever

28. Los Angeles Sparks

29. Phoenix Mercury

30. Washington Mystics

31. Minnesota Lynx

32. Atlanta Dream

33. Dallas Wings

34. Connecticut Sun

35. New York Liberty

36. Las Vegas Aces

Live46 updates

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    Nika Mühl showed out in that Final Four defensive performance against Caitlin Clark. If she sticks on the Seattle roster, she’ll learn behind veteran point guard Skylar Diggins-Smith. Very special moment for her, and clearly for her UConn teammates Paige Bueckers and Azzi Fudd watching from the gallery.

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    Angel Reese brings it all the way back to high school describing first playing against Kamilla Cardoso, her new teammate. Said she’s excited to see the Chicago frontcourt duo against the Los Angeles duo of Cameron Brink and Rickea Jackson.

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    One important point on the back-to-back international picks by Dallas and Connecticut. Teams will often draft-and-stash these players to bring onto the roster in a later season. They might do it because of a lack of roster room this year or with the knowledge that a player isn’t ready to join the WNBA yet while they remain with their Olympic teams or domestic teams.

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    Jacy Sheldon is speaking with reporters. She’s the first big surprise off the board to Dallas and brings strong defense. The Wings are on the cusp of breaking into the top four teams. They lacked experience in last year’s postseason with a young group built around Arike Ogunbowale and Satou Sabally.

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    Teresa Weatherspoon has a frontcourt of the future in Chicago after the franchise drafted Kamilla Cardoso at No. 3 and Angel Reese in No. 7.

    “Nobody’s going to get no rebounds on us,” Cardoso said minutes after Reese went off the board.

    She also takes a maybe inadvertent dig at the local New York media saying she’s never been to Chicago, but heard it has some of the best pizza.

  • Angel Reese: “I am excited to play with Kamilla [Cardoso]. I have been playing against her since high school.”

  • Rickea Jackson having two outfits tonight — one for the Orange Carpet and one for her selection — is such a baller move.

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