Should I Enter the Draft or NOT?

The WNBA Draft is an exciting time for any young woman who has worked hard to make it to this level. It is a time when all of your dreams seem within reach, and your hard work finally pays off. But before you declare for the draft, here are 5 things you should consider:

  1. First and foremost, you need to make sure you have the skills and talent to make a team. There's no use entering the draft if you're not confident in your ability to compete at the professional level.
  2. Has any team's General Manager inquired or reached out to your coach or agent about you? If not, then you may want to consider waiting another year. 
  3. What round do you realistically expect to be drafted? If you are not projected to be a first-round pick, you may want to consider returning to school for another year to improve your chances of being drafted higher. The WNBA is the Best of the Best, and currently, all 12 teams are loaded with talent.  WNBA, IT'S TIME TO EXPAND OR EXPAND THE ROSTER TO 13 players and two injured reserves! 
  4. Did you research all the teams in the league? See which ones might be a good fit for you and which players you'll be up against at your position should you get drafted or invited to training camp.  In other words, KNOW THOU COMPETITION!  It will give you the best chance or odds of securing a spot on a team roster.
  5. Lastly, you will need to be mentally ready, physically fit, and prepared to play at a high level. The last thing you want is to get injured early in your career. 

So, what’s the verdict? Are you ready to enter the WNBA Draft? I hope that after reading this post, you have a good understanding of what it takes to enter the draft. And remember, sign up for my newsletter to get my take on the WNBA. 

Those are the 5 things I hoped you considered before you entered the WNBA Draft.  

Good Luck, and I look forward to seeing you in the WNBA! 

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