How to watch the 2024 WNBA Draft tonight

Guard Caitlin Clark #22 of the Iowa Hawkeyes, stands with her hands on her hips as the crowd claps, ahead of the women's March Madness 2024 tournament.
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2024 WNBA draft: Start time, channels

The WNBA Draft 2024 takes place tonight (April 15)

Start time: 7:30 pm ET

Channels: ESPN, ESPN app (U.S.), TSN (Canada)

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Very soon, all eyes will once again be on Caitlin Clark; although her college team lost in the 2024 NCAA Women's final, she just wrapped up the most successful collegiate basketball career — ever. Now, the next biggest question will be answered in this evening's WNBA draft, where she's expected to the the first overall pick.

But Clark isn't the only reason to watch the WNBA draft tonight. There are a few other interesting storylines to follow. Here's everything you need to know about the WNBA draft, and how to watch it.

The draft will be held at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the draft picks live on ESPN. Preceding the draft, a special edition of WNBA Countdown Presented by Google will start at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN and on the ESPN App.

WNBA Draft order

Here's the preliminary draft order for the first round of the WNBA draft, which could change if a team decides to trade up or down.

  1. Indiana Fever
  2. Los Angeles Sparks
  3. Chicago Sky (from Phoenix)
  4. Los Angeles Sparks (from Seattle)
  5. Dallas Wings (from Chicago)
  6. Washington Mystics
  7. Chicago Sky (from Minnesota)
  8. Minnesota Lynx (from Chicago via Atlanta via Los Angeles)
  9. Dallas Wings
  10. Connecticut Sun
  11. New York Liberty
  12. Atlanta Dream (from Las Vegas via Los Angeles)

Players who will be at the draft

On April 11, the WNBA released the names of the players who would be invited to attend the draft. Many aside from Clark — including Cameron Brink, Kamilla Cardoso, Angel Reese, and Jacy Sheldon are expected to be selected in the first round.

  • Cameron Brink (Stanford)
  • Kamilla Cardoso (South Carolina)
  • Caitlin Clark (Iowa)
  • Marquesha Davis (Ole Miss)
  •  Aaliyah Edwards (UConn)
  • Dyaisha Fair (Syracuse)
  • Rickea Jackson (Tennessee)
  • Elizabeth Kitley (Virginia Tech)
  • Nika Mühl (UConn)
  • Charisma Osborne (UCLA)
  • Alissa Pili (Utah)
  • Nyadiew Puoch (Southside Flyers (Australia))
  • Angel Reese (LSU)
  • Jacy Sheldon (Ohio State)
  • Celeste Taylor (Ohio State)

A few hours prior to the draft, the WNBA's X account posted a video of LSU's Angel Reese on her way to the theater.

And, at around 4 pm ET, Caitlin Clark also made her way inside the Academy of Music.

Watch WNBA Draft in the U.S.

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In the U.S., the WNBA Draft will be on ESPN, as well as the ESPN App.

If you've already cut the cord and don't have a cable package, you can get ESPN through an OTT cable TV alternative.

Sling TV is one of the better options. It includes TNT, ESPN and ESPN3 in its Orange plan, with prices starting from $40/month and your first month half-price.

Sling TV

You can get TNT, ESPN and ESPN3 on the Sling TV Orange package. Sling Orange comes with 30-plus channels, including TBS, Comedy Central and Disney Channel. New subscribers get 50% off their first month.

FuboFubo's 7-day free trial

Fubo is a great alternative to a cable package. The Elite Plan ($89.99 per month) gets you well over 100 channels including ESPN, ABC and NBA TV. And you can try it all out with Fubo's 7-day free trial.

Watch WNBA Draft in Canada

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TSN has the rights to show the WNBA Draft in Canada.

If you don't have cable, you could subscribe to TSN+ instead, which lets you get access to all TSN has to offer on an $8/month or $80/year subscription basis.

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