No surprise. Los Angeles quickly takes Stanford all-American Nneka Oguwmike of Stanford as the No. 1 pick. Incidentlally, it turns out that Tennessee's Glory Johnson has also has a Nigerian background.
New Los Angeles Sparks coach Carol Ross, most recently an assistant with the Atlanta Dream, on her pick: "A player like Nneka fits in almost anywhere."
Next up: Seattle followed by Minnesota. The rich get richer though the value will be a bit different. Unlike this year, one could sell tickets and scalp them to the media room for next year's draft and make a tidy profit.
Laurel Ritchie, the WNBA president, opened the festivities. A year ago she had yet to be hired, leaving WNBA hosting duties to Renee Brown. Tennessee assistant Dean Lockwood is here with the Lady Vols trio in the house.