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Final 2017 WNBA Mock Draft Reports: Wiese Is Consensus First-Round Pick

Where will Sydney Wiese be picked in Thursday night’s WNBA Draft?

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With the WNBA Draft inching ever closer, we scoured the internet looking for all the reputable WNBA Mock Drafts we could find, to help better understand where Oregon State legend Sydney Wiese, may be selected on Thursday night. While Wiese may have already said her fond farewell to Corvallis, her future at the professional ranks looks bright with how she’s projected to fare in the 2017 WNBA Draft.

Recent WNBA Mock Draft Projections

  • Newsday - #6
  • Bleacher Report - #8
  • Draft Site - #8
  • Summitt Hoops - #8
  • Excelle Sports - #9
  • Hero Sports - #10

Most of the mock drafts project Wiese to be picked at the #8 overall selection in the first round by the Connecticut Sun (from Indiana Fever). Fellow Pac-12 legend in Washington’s Kelsey Plum is the consensus top-pick in the draft, in most cases anchored by a duo of Maryland standouts in Brionna Jones and Shatori Walker-Kimbrough, as well as the two-some of Alaina Coates and Allisha Gray from the National Champions in South Carolina. Plum’s teammate from Washington, forward Chantel Osahor, is also considered a likely first-round pick, while even in some three-round mock drafts, no other Oregon State player is expected to be selected.

Wiese certainly has made her claim as a potential first-round pick, after capping off an amazing career with the Beavers, with a trip to the Sweet Sixteen. Below lists just some of the amazing feats that Wiese has achieved during her stay in Corvallis:

Sydney Wiese: WNBA Draft Profile

⇒ 6’ 1”, PG / Phoenix, AZ

⇒ 15.2 PPG, 4.9 RPG, 4.5 APG

⇒ Pac-12 All-Time leader In Three-Pointers Made (373)

⇒ 42.6% Three-Point Percentage (16th in nation)

⇒ Oregon State All-Time Assists Leader (626)

⇒ Fifth On Oregon State All-Time Scoring List (1,824)

⇒ Four-Time All Pac-12 Selection

⇒ Senior CLASS Award Winner

⇒ Wooden Award All-America Team (1st)

⇒ USBWA All-America Team (1st)

⇒ ESPNW All-America Team (2nd)

⇒ AP All-America Team (3rd)

⇒ WBCA All-Region Team

⇒ Pac-12 Scholar Athlete of the Year

The WNBA Draft will take place on April 13th, 2017 at 4:00 PM PT and will be televised nationally on ESPN2 (First Round) and ESPNU (Second & Third Rounds). Eight of the last nine #1 overall picks in the WNBA Draft have gone on to win Rookie of the Year in their debut seasons. This year, the first pick in the WNBA Draft will be made by the San Antonio Stars, who won the WNBA Lottery after finishing the 2016 season with a 7-27 record.