1998 WNBA draft

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1998 WNBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)April 28, 1998
Overview
LeagueWNBA
First selection Małgorzata Dydek
Utah Starzz
  1997
1999  

1998 WNBA draft

Contents

Key

G Guard F Forward C Center
+Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game
BoldDenotes player who won Rookie of the Year

Initial player allocation

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
1 Cindy Brown FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Long Beach State (from Seattle Reign, ABL)
2 Razija Mujanović CFlag of Bosnia and Herzegovina.svg  Bosnia and Herzegovina Detroit Shock Microcamp Campinas (Brazil)
3 Nikki McCray +GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Tennessee (from Columbus Quest, ABL)
4 Alessandra Santos de Oliveira CFlag of Brazil.svg  Brazil Washington Mystics Comense (Italy)

Expansion draft

PickPlayerPositionNationalityNew teamFormer team
1 Rhonda Blades GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock New York Liberty
2 Heidi Burge FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Los Angeles Sparks
3 Tajama Abraham CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Sacramento Monarchs
4 Penny Moore FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Charlotte Sting
5 Tara Williams GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Phoenix Mercury
6 Deborah Carter FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Utah Starzz
7 Lynette Woodard GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock Cleveland Rockers
8 Tammy Jackson F/CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Houston Comets

College draft

Round 1

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
1 Małgorzata Dydek +CFlag of Poland.svg  Poland Utah Starzz Pool Getafe (Spain)
2 Ticha Penicheiro +GFlag of Portugal.svg  Portugal Sacramento Monarchs Old Dominion
3 Murriel Page F/CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Florida
4 Korie Hlede GFlag of Croatia.svg  Croatia Detroit Shock Duquesne
5 Allison Feaster +FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Harvard
6 Cindy Blodgett GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Rockers Maine
7 Tracy Reid F/GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting North Carolina
8 Maria Stepanova CFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Phoenix Mercury CSKA Moscow (Russia)
9 Alicia Thompson CFlag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Texas Tech
10 Polina Tzekova F/CFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Houston Comets Tarbes Gespe Bigorre (France)

Round 2

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
11 Olympia Scott F/CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz Stanford
12 Tangela Smith +F/CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs Iowa
13 Rita Williams +GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Connecticut
14 Rachael Sporn FFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Detroit Shock Adelaide Lightning (Australia)
15 Octavia Blue FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Miami
16 Suzie McConnell Serio GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Rockers Penn State
17 Christy Smith GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting Arkansas
18 Andrea Kuklová G/FFlag of Slovakia.svg  Slovakia Phoenix Mercury Pays d'Aix Basket 13 (France)
19 Nadine Domond GFlag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Iowa
20 Nyree Roberts CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets Old Dominion

Round 3

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
21 LaTonya Johnson FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz Memphis
22 Quacy Barnes CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs Indiana
23 Angela Hamblin G/FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Iowa
24 Gergana Branzova FFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria Detroit Shock Florida International
25 Rehema Stephens GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks UCLA
26 Tanja Kostić FFlag of Sweden.svg  Sweden Cleveland Rockers Oregon State
27 Pollyanna Johns CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting Michigan
28 Brandy Reed +FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Southern Mississippi
29 Albena Branzova FFlag of Bulgaria.svg  Bulgaria New York Liberty Florida International
30 Amaya Valdemoro FFlag of Spain.svg  Spain Houston Comets Pool Getafe (Spain)

Round 4

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
31 Tricia Bader GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Utah Starzz Boise State
32 Adia Barnes FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs Arizona
33 Angela Jackson CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Texas
34 Sandy Brondello +GFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Detroit Shock BTV Wuppertal (Germany)
35 Erica Kienast FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks UC-Santa Barbara
36 Tammye Jenkins CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Cleveland Rockers Georgia
37 Sonia Chase GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting Maryland
38 Karen Wilkins G/FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Howard
39 Vanessa Nygaard FFlag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Stanford
40 Monica Lamb-Powell CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets USC

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