2005 WNBA draft

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The WNBA Draft is an annual draft held by the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) through which WNBA teams can select new players from a talent pool of college and professional women's basketball players. The 2005 WNBA Draft was the ninth draft in the WNBA's history.

2005 WNBA draft
General information
Date(s)April 16, 2005
LocationSecaucus, New Jersey
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2005 WNBA Draft - 16 April 2005

  • On April 16, 2005 the WNBA draft took place at the NBA Entertainment Studios in Secaucus, NJ.
  • The first round of the draft was televised on ESPN2.

College draftEdit

Denotes player who has been selected for at least one All-Star Game

Round 1Edit

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
1 Janel McCarville (C)   United States Charlotte Sting Minnesota
2 Tan White (G)   United States Indiana Fever Mississippi State
3 Sandora Irvin (F)   United States Phoenix Mercury TCU
4 Kendra Wecker (F)   United States San Antonio Silver Stars Kansas State
5 Sancho Lyttle (C)   Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Houston Comets Houston
6 Temeka Johnson (G)   United States Washington Mystics LSU
7 Kara Braxton (F)   United States Detroit Shock Georgia
8 Katie Feenstra (C)   United States Connecticut Sun (traded to S.A.) Liberty
9 Kristin Haynie1 (G)   United States Sacramento Monarchs Michigan State
10 Loree Moore (G)   United States New York Liberty Tennessee
11 Kristen Mann (F)   United States Minnesota Lynx UC Santa Barbara
12 Tanisha Wright (G)   United States Seattle Storm Penn State
13 Dionnah Jackson (F)   United States Detroit Shock (from L.A., via Wash.) Oklahoma

1Kristin Haynie became the first person to play in the NCAA Women's Division I Basketball Championship game (with Michigan State) and the WNBA Finals (with the Sacramento Monarchs) in the same calendar year. She was on the losing side in the NCAA (to Baylor), but on the winning side in the WNBA.

Round 2Edit

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
14 Shyra Ely (F)   United States San Antonio Silver Stars Tennessee
15 Roneeka Hodges (G)   United States Houston Comets Florida State
16 Yolanda Paige (G)   United States Indiana Fever West Virginia
17 Jacqueline Batteast (F)   United States Minnesota Lynx (from Cha.) Notre Dame
18 Angelina Williams (F)   United States Phoenix Mercury Illinois
19 Erica Taylor (G)   United States Washington Mystics Louisiana Tech
20 Nikita Bell (F/G)   United States Detroit Shock North Carolina
21 Erin Phillips (G)   Australia Connecticut Sun Adelaide Lightning (Australia)
22 Chelsea Newton (G)   United States Sacramento Monarchs Rutgers
23 Tabitha Pool (F)   United States New York Liberty Michigan
24 Jessica Moore (C)   United States Charlotte Sting Connecticut
25 Ashley Battle (F)   United States Seattle Storm Connecticut
26 DeeDee Wheeler (G)   United States Los Angeles Sparks Arizona

Round 3Edit

Pick Player Nationality WNBA Team School/Club Team
27 Cathrine Kraayeveld (F)   United States San Antonio Silver Stars Oregon
28 Jenni Dant (G)   United States Houston Comets DePaul
29 Ashley Earley (G/F)   United States Indiana Fever Vanderbilt
30 Anne O'Neil (G)   United States Sacramento Monarchs Iowa State
31 Jamie Carey (G)   United States Phoenix Mercury Texas
32 Tashia Morehead (F)   United States Washington Mystics Florida
33 Jenni Lingor (G)   United States Detroit Shock Southwest Missouri State
34 Megan Mahoney (F)   United States Connecticut Sun Kansas State
35 Cisti Greenwalt (C)   United States Sacramento Monarchs Texas Tech
36 Rebecca Richman (C)   United States New York Liberty Rutgers
37 Monique Bivins (G)   United States Minnesota Lynx Alabama
38 Steffanie Blackmon (F)   United States Seattle Storm Baylor
39 Heather Schreiber (F)   United States Los Angeles Sparks Texas


  • "All-Time WNBA draft history". WNBA. Archived from the original on 9 May 2008. Retrieved 2008-06-04.