2006 WNBA draft

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2006 WNBA draft
General information
SportBasketball
Date(s)November 16, 2005 – April 5, 2006
Location Boston, Massachusetts (main draft)
Network(s) ESPN2, NBATV, ESPNU
Overview
LeagueWNBA
Expansion teams Chicago Sky
First selection Seimone Augustus
Minnesota Lynx
  2005
2007  

On November 16, 2005, the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) held an expansion draft for the Chicago Sky. It was the first expansion draft since the 2000 season, when the WNBA welcomed the Miami Sol, Portland Fire, Indiana Fever, and Seattle Storm into the league.

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On April 5, 2006, the WNBA Draft took place at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center. The draft was held in conjunction with the 2006 NCAA women's basketball tournament, which had its championship game the night before at the TD Banknorth Garden, now known as TD Garden, in Boston. This marked the first WNBA draft ever held outside New Jersey.

The first round of the draft was televised on ESPN2, while the second and third rounds were shown on ESPNU and NBA TV. Linda Cohn hosted the draft coverage. Four of the top six draft picks would be named to the All-Star Game in their rookie season: Seimone Augustus, Cappie Pondexter, Sophia Young, and Candice Dupree.

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

Expansion draft

PickPlayerPositionNationalityNew teamFormer team
1 Jia Perkins GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Charlotte Sting
2 Brooke Wyckoff FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Connecticut Sun
3 Elaine Powell GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Detroit Shock
4 Kiesha Brown GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Houston Comets
5 Deanna Jackson FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Indiana Fever
6 Laura Macchi FFlag of Italy.svg  Italy Chicago Sky Los Angeles Sparks
7 Stacey Lovelace-Tolbert FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Minnesota Lynx
8 DeTrina White FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky New York Liberty
9 Ashley Robinson CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Phoenix Mercury
10 Chelsea Newton GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Sacramento Monarchs
11 Bernadette Ngoyisa CFlag of the Democratic Republic of the Congo.svg  Democratic Republic of the Congo Chicago Sky San Antonio Silver Stars
12 Francesca Zara GFlag of Italy.svg  Italy Chicago Sky Seattle Storm
13 Stacey Dales-Schuman GFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Chicago Sky Washington Mystics

College draft

Round 1

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
1 Seimone Augustus +GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx LSU
2 Cappie Pondexter +GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Rutgers
3 Monique Currie GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting Duke
4 Sophia Young +FFlag of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.svg  Saint Vincent and the Grenadines San Antonio Silver Stars Baylor
5 Lisa Willis GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks (from Was.) UCLA
6 Candice Dupree +F/CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Temple
7 Shona Thorburn GFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Minnesota Lynx (from Det.) Utah
8 Tamara James G/FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics (from L.A.) Miami (FL)
9 La'Tangela Atkinson G/FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever North Carolina
10 Tye'sha Fluker CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting (from Hou.) Tennessee
11 Barbara Turner GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Connecticut
12 Sherill Baker GFlag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Georgia
13 Kim Smith FFlag of Canada (Pantone).svg  Canada Sacramento Monarchs Utah
14 Scholanda Dorrell GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs (from Conn., via S.A.) LSU

Round 2

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
15 Ann Strother GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets (from Cha.; traded to Phx.) Connecticut
16 Shanna Zolman GFlag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Silver Stars Tennessee
17 Ambrosia Anderson FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Detroit Shock (from Minn.; traded to Minn.) BYU
18 Liz Shimek FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury (traded to Hou.) Michigan State
19 Nikki Blue GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics UCLA
20 Jennifer Harris GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Washburn
21 Mistie Williams FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury (from Det.; traded to Hou.) Duke
22 Willnett Crockett FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Connecticut
23 Brooke Queenan FFlag of the United States.svg  United States New York Liberty Boston College
24 Renae Camino GFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Houston Comets AIS (Australia)
25 Dalila Esche FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Florida
26 Kasha Terry FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Indiana Fever Georgia Tech
27 LaToya Bond GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Charlotte Sting (from Sac.) Missouri
28 Debbie Merrill FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Connecticut Sun Ohio State

Round 3

PickPlayerPositionNationalityTeamSchool / club team
29 Tiffany Stansbury F/CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Houston Comets North Carolina State
30 Khara Smith FFlag of the United States.svg  United States San Antonio Silver Stars DePaul
31 Megan Duffy GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Minnesota Lynx Notre Dame
32 Crystal Smith GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Phoenix Mercury Iowa
33 Miriam Sy CFlag of the United States.svg  United States Washington Mystics Oklahoma City
34 Kerri Gardin FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Chicago Sky Virginia Tech
35 Zane Teilane CFlag of Latvia.svg  Latvia Detroit Shock Western Illinois
36 Tiffany Porter-Talbert GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Los Angeles Sparks Western Kentucky
37 Christelle N'Garsanet CFlag of Cote d'Ivoire.svg  Ivory Coast New York Liberty Missouri
38 Jessica Foley GFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Indiana Fever (from Hou.) Duke
39 Erin Grant GFlag of the United States.svg  United States Seattle Storm Texas Tech
40 Marina Kuzina CFlag of Russia.svg  Russia Indiana Fever Nadezhda Orenburg (Russia)
41 Lamisha Augustine FFlag of the United States.svg  United States Sacramento Monarchs San Jose State
42 Marita Payne CFlag of Australia (converted).svg  Australia Connecticut Sun Auburn

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