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How to watch the 2021 WNBA draft: TV and live stream info, start time, projected No. 1 pick

  • April 15, 2021

Whether teams are looking to build depth on their bench or find their next impact player, the road to the WNBA’s May 14 tip-off begins Thursday night with the 2021 draft.

Each of the league’s 12 teams will make their picks over the course of three rounds, as college and international stars transition into the next phase of their basketball careers. For a second consecutive year, the draft will be held virtually.

“The opportunity for these elite athletes to reach this pinnacle and share this special moment with their families, friends and WNBA fans, even in a virtual format, will make for a truly memorable night especially as we commemorate the league’s 25th season and continue building momentum for the future of the league,” said WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert earlier this month.

Who will the Dallas Wings select with the top two picks?

Here’s everything you need to know about the 2021 WNBA Draft on Thursday:

What time does the 2021 WNBA Draft begin? 

The 25th draft will start at 7 p.m. ET.

What TV channel is the 2021 WNBA Draft on?

The draft will air live on ESPN.

How can I watch the 2021 WNBA Draft via live stream?

You can stream the draft on the watch ESPN app.

On the WNBA App and, fans can interact with digital activations throughout the night including “Pick Your Pick” and “Draft Chat”

Texas forward/center Charli Collier.

Which team has the most picks?

Through a series of trades, the Dallas Wings have taken control of the night with three first-round picks along with the first pick in the second round.  The Los Angeles Sparks have two first round picks, a late second-round pick and two more in the third round. The Indiana Fever have six total picks, but only one comes in the first round.

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