WNBA 2019 Mock Draft

https://www.draftsite.com/wnba/mock-draft/2019/


Latest mock draft has 4 Aussies on the boards.
Not all going to be drafted but nice to see.


Magbegor at 12
Mangakahia at 29 (if decides to forego her senior year)
Smith at 30
Nakkasoglu at 34

Aokuso, if eligible also a chance.

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Luuuc  
Last year

I believe last year was Aokuso's draft year, so she's a free agent.

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She was born in 98. Most of the girls in the draft are 95-96.

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Luuuc  
Last year

The draft rules for international pros are different than those for US college players

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Anonymous  
Last year

I'd be surprised if Ezi does not go to Phoenix

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anon  
Last year

its a 'mock'draft for a reason lol

Smith and Magbegor you think would have a good chance, but thats all

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Anonymous  
Last year

Pretty sure Nakkasoglu will miss out but mangakahia should make it next year.

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AshT  
Last year

12 seems quite high for someone who isn't even a starter in WNBL.

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Anonymous  
Last year

But she is a solid contributor and played well in limited minutes on the world cup silver squad. Plus she's what 19? 20? You want her draft rights even if you don't play her for a few years

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Luuuc  
Last year

Yeah, after the top 10 or so (depending on how deep the draft is), teams will start looking at potential as much as current production, and Ezi has the advantage of youth. If a team doesn't have an immediate need that can be filled with their pick then a young foreigner who isn't necessarily ready yet is not a bad move because the team can hold their rights as long as the player doesn't show up.

Phoenix has pick #13 and Sandy Brondello has shown a tendency to sign aussies, so a few people think that could be the Ezi pick.
(Phoenix also has pick #8 and some people think Ezi could be taken with that as well. I don't follow college ball enough to really know how realistic either of those are. #8 would be a big call because it's their first pick, but #13 doesn't seem far fetched)
She's far from dominant in the WNBL but on the other hand I think that what she does now would translate pretty well to the WNBA.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Magbegor will be stashed like Tupaea and mijovic. They are still working with Musina from Russia.

Wallace is the only one that has a shot at playing time the season after next.

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AshT  
Last year

She's not 20 until August next year. Yes, true, you may as well grab someone like that at 12 or 13 now.

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Anon  
Last year

Ezi has been carried by BA recently. There are better players not getting a look in based on her possible ceiling. Not a starter at WNBL let alone playing minutes in WNBA is far fetched at this stage. Just my opinion.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Who's not getting a look in?

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Anonymous  
Last year

McBegor is inflated by the establishment as someone said. She can go to WNBA but her close to basket game will be shut by the monsters there. And her maturity/basketball IQ won't improve exponentially from here on neither the perimeter skills. Most difficult to predict in the long term.

Smith has a good chance to make it if catches consistency.

Wallace..yes..if the knees stand.

Mangakahia looks the goods but has off court problems and will she find the priviliges Syracuse provide her ?

Nakasaoglu quiet achiever, currently tops the SEC in ppg at over 50% but now carrying an injury. Likely to fade away.

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Luuuc  
Last year

Who's not getting a look in?

Yeah, I'd like an answer to that one as well. Not holding my breath.
Whoever they are, I'd also love to hear who's holding them back. There's no shortage of roster spots around the WNBL and NCAA Division 1 for anyone who's anywhere near Ezi's level.

Most of the hype to this point has been justified based on what she produced as a junior. That production doesn't just magically continue at senior level though, as we've seen with countless other young "next big thing" players over the years. She needs to grow her game plenty more. But whilst I disagree with people who have already anointed her "the future of the Opals" I think it's pretty clear that she has potential and is one of our better prospects.

I don't think Ezi has improved her draft rating this season though. I'm guessing that WNBA scouts would have liked what they saw in Tenerife, but have probably cooled a little based on her WNBL production to date. (I still doubt she drops part the 2nd round though)

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Anonymous  
Last year

Worst thing Ezi could have done for her basketball development going to Melbourne.
Gets a good degree but uconn would have made her a much better player over 3 years.

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Anonymous  
Last year

Yeah a good degree from Geelong's bestest university. And Molloy is better than Geno

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Latest mock has smith dropping back to 11(Atlanta), Magbegor moving back to 13(Phoenix), and Mangakahia moving up to 19(L.A). Nakkasoglu coming in at 36(Seattle).

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James Harvey fan  
Earlier this year

I agree with Luc's comments on Magbegor. She is an excellent prospect, though the "next Lauren Jackson" hype she was getting a while back was a bit over the top.

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Anonymous  
Earlier this year

Looks like tiana might be entering the draft early.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=fYVv8zC2HoU

Smith with a big game and the winning basket today against usc.
23/12//2/3 blocks

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