Adut Bulgak
Center – Florida State University
12th Overall


Ameryst Alston
Guard – The Ohio State University
24th Overall


Shacobia Barbee
Guard/Forward – Georgia
36th Overall

Head Coach Bill Laimbeer talks about the Liberty’s plans heading into the 2016 WNBA Draft.
Kiah Stokes and Brittany Boyd talk about joining the Liberty shortly after their names were announced in 2015.
Swin Cash thinks back to Draft Night 2002 and recalls a little bit of drama when she found out where she was headed.
Carolyn Swords looks back at the 2011 draft night and talks about what it is like to hear your named called.

Assistant Coach Katie Smith

Published April 11, 2016
Assistant Coach Katie Smith calls in to preview the 2016 WNBA Draft after spending much of the offseason calling college basketball for ESPN and the Big Ten Network. Smith breaks down some of the top prospects and shares her thoughts about overall depth of the draft class.

Center Kiah Stokes

Published April 5, 2016
Back from spending the offseason playing in South Korea, and a quick vacation to Spain, Kiah Stokes calls in to talk about her experience playing in the offseason, UConn women’s basketball looking to make history, and expectations heading into her second WNBA season.

  • Twice the Liberty has held the 12th overall picks in the WNBA Draft, selecting Sophia Witherspoon (1997) and Sherill Baker (2006).
  • The Liberty will pick at 12 in the First Round due to finishing with the best record in the league in 2015; last season was the first time New York posted the WNBA’s best record (23-11).
  • Last season, New York traded into the First Round twice, selecting Brittany Boyd (9th overall) and Kiah Stokes (11th overall).
  • Last year’s First Round picks (Boyd/Stokes) both went on to be named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team, with Stokes coming in second in the Rookie of the Year voting.

1997 Elite Draft

First Round Kym Hampton (Arizona State) 4th Overall
Second Round Vickie Johnson (Louisiana Tech) 12th Overall

1997 WNBA Draft

First Round Sue Wicks (Rutgers) 6th Overall
Second Round Sophia Witherspoon (Florida) 12th Overall
Third Round Trena Trice (North Carolina State) 22nd Overall
Fourth Round Kisha Ford (Georgia Tech) 27th Overall

1998 WNBA Draft

First Round Alicia Thompson (Texas Tech) 9th Overall
Second Round Nadine Domond (Iowa) 19th Overall
Third Round Albena Branzova (Bulgaria) 29th Overall
Fourth Round Vanessa Nygaard (Stanford) 39th Overall

1999 WNBA Draft

First Round Crystal Robinson (SE Oklahoma State) 6th Overall
Second Round Michele Van Gorp (Duke) 18th Overall
Third Round Tamika Whitmore (University of Memphis) 30th Overall
Fourth Round Carolyn Jones-Young (Auburn) 42nd Overall

2000 WNBA Draft

First Round Olga Firsova (Kansas State) 13th Overall
Second Round Desiree Francis (Iowa State) 29th Overall
Third Round Jessica Bibby (Australia) 45th Overall
Fourth Round Natalie Porter (Australia) 61st Overall

2001 WNBA Draft

Second Round Taru Tuukkanen (Xavier) 57th Overall
Third Round Tara Mitchem (Missouri State) 60th Overall

2002 WNBA Draft

Second Round Linda Frohlich (UNLV) 26th Overall
Third Round Tracy Gahan (Iowa State) 46th Overall
Fourth Round Dee Dee Warley (Maryland) 62nd Overall

2003 WNBA Dispersal Draft

Second Round Elena Baranova (Kyrgyzstan) 11th Overall

2003 WNBA Draft

First Round Molly Creamer (Bucknell) 10th Overall
Second Round Erin Thorn (BYU) 17th Overall
Kristen Brooke Sharp (Cincinnati) 26th Overall
Third Round Jessica Bibby (Australia) 45th Overall
Fourth Round Natalie Porter (Australia) 61st Overall

2004 WNBA Dispersal Draft

First Round Ann Wauters (Belgium) 4th Overall

2004 WNBA Draft

First Round Shameka Christon (Arkansas) 5th Overall
Second Round Amisha Carter (Louisiana Tech) 17th Overall
Third Round Catty Jones (Georgia Washington) 30th Overall

2005 WNBA Draft

First Round Loree Moore (Tennessee) 10th Overall
Second Round Tabitha Pool (Michigan) 23rd Overall
Third Round Rebecca Richman (Rutgers) 36th Overall

2006 WNBA Draft

First Round Sherill Baker (Georgia) 12th Overall
Second Round Brooke Queenan (Boston College) 23rd Overall

2007 WNBA Dispersal Draft

First Round Janel McCarville (Minnesota) 3rd Overall

2007 WNBA Draft

First Round Tiffany Jackson (Texas) 4th Overall
Second Round Shay Doron (Maryland) 16th Overall
Third Round Martina Weber (Iona) 29th Overall

2008 WNBA Draft

First Round Essence Carson (Rutgers) 7th Overall
Erlana Larkins (UNC) 14th Overall
Second Round Wanisha Smith (Duke) 27th Overall
Third Round Alberta Auguste (Tennessee) 35th Overall

2009 WNBA Dispersal Draft

First Round Nicole Powell (Stanford) 1st Overall

2009 WNBA Draft

First Round Kia Vaughn (Rutgers) 8th Overall
Second Round Abby Waner (Duke) 21st Overall

2010 WNBA Draft

Second Round Kalana Greene (Connecticut) 13th Overall
Ashley Houts (Georgia) 16th Overall
Third Round Cory Montgomery (Nebraska) 25th Overall

2011 WNBA Draft

First Round Alex Montgomery (Georgia Tech) 10th Overall
Second Round Angel Robinson (Georgia) 22nd Overall

2012 WNBA Draft

First Round Kelly Cain (Tennessee) 7th Overall
Third Round Katelan Redmon (Gonzaga) 36th Overall

2013 WNBA Draft

First Round Kelsey Bone (Texas A&M) 5th Overall
Toni Young (Oklahoma State) 7th Overall
Second Round Kamiko Williams (Tennessee) 15th Overall

2014 WNBA Draft

Second Round Tyuanna Marshall (Georgia Tech) 14th Overall
Third Round Meighan Simmons (Tennessee) 26th Overall

2015 WNBA Draft

First Round Brittany Boyd (Cal) 9th Overall
Kiah Stokes (UConn) 11th Overall
Second Round Amber Orrange (Stanford) 23rd Overall
Third Round Laurin Mincy (Maryland) 27th Overall
Michala Johnson (Wisconsin) 28th Overall

2016 WNBA Draft

First Round Adut Bulgak (Florida State) 12th Overall
Second Round Ameryst Alston (Ohio State) 24th Overall
Third Round Shacobia Barbee (Georgia) 36th Overall