Since the league’s first season in 1997, 11 Lady Bears have been selected in the WNBA Draft.
This Thursday Nina Davis, Alexis Jones and Alexis Prince hope to join that prestigious list and have their name called in the 2017 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm.
Sheila Lambert (seventh overall pick) was the first Lady Bear to be selected in 2002.
Lambert spent four seasons in the WNBA and was part of the Detroit Shock’s 2003 championship team.
Danielle Crockrom (11th overall pick) joined Lambert in 2002, while Brittney Griner (first overall pick) and Brooklyn Pope (28th overall pick) were both taken in 2013.
Never have three Lady Bears been selected in the same draft.
Until, quite possibly, this year.
According to multiple mock drafts Davis, Jones and Prince should each be selected in the first two rounds.
Excellesports.com has Davis taken with the 10th overall pick and Jones right behind her with the 11th overall pick. Prince isn’t far behind at 14th.
Baylor WNBA Draft history
2002: Sheila Lambert (Charlotte Sting, seventh pick)
Spent four years in the league with Charlotte Sting, Detroit Shock and Houston Comets
Member of 2003 Detroit WNBA Championship team
2002: Danielle Crockrom (Utah Starzz, 11th pick)
One season in the WNBA
2005: Steffanie Blackmon (Seattle Storm, 38th pick)
2006: Sophia Young-Malcolm (San Antonio Silver Stars, fourth pick)
Spent nine years in the league and was a three-time WNBA All-Star
Retired as the franchise leader in career points, rebounds, steals and games played
2007: Bernice Mosby (Washington Mystics, sixth pick)
Spent three seasons in the WNBA
2008: Angela Tisdale (Chicago Sky, 33rd pick)
2009: Jessica Morrow (Atlanta Dream, 27th pick)
Chose not to report to training camp, became a graduate assistant at Incarnate Word
2013: Brittney Griner (Phoenix Mercury, first pick)
Entering her fifth season in the league where she has been a three-time WNBA All-Star
Member of the 2014 Phoenix Mercury WNBA championship team as well as a gold medalist for Team USA at the 2016 Rio Olympics
2013: Brooklyn Pope (Chicago Sky, 28th pick)
2014: Odyssey Sims (Tulsa Shock, second pick)
Entering her fourth season in the league after being named to the 2014 All-WNBA Rookie Team
Recently traded to the Los Angeles Sparks
2016: Niya Johnson (Atlanta Dream, 28th pick)
2017 WNBA Draft Order
1. San Antonio Stars
2. Chicago Sky (from Washington Mystics)
3. Dallas Wings
4. Dallas Wings (from Connecticut Sun via Los Angeles Sparks)
5. San Antonio Stars (from Phoenix Mercury)
6. Washington Mystics (from Seattle Storm)
7. Atlanta Dream
8. Connecticut Sun (from Indiana Fever)
9. Chicago Sky
10. Dallas Wings (from New York Liberty)
11. Los Angeles Sparks (from Los Angeles Sparks via Dallas Wings)
12. Minnesota Lynx
13. Connecticut Sun (from San Antonio Stars via Phoenix Mercury)
14. New York Liberty (from Dallas Wings)
15. Seattle Storm (from Washington Mystics)
16. Connecticut Sun
17. Indiana Fever (from Phoenix Mercury)
18. Washington Mystics (from Seattle Storm)
19. Atlanta Dream
20. Indiana Fever
21. Chicago Sky
22. Indiana Fever (from New York Liberty via Atlanta Dream)
23. Dallas Wings (from Los Angeles Sparks)
24. Minnesota Lynx
25. San Antonio Stars
26. Dallas Wings
27. Washington Mystics
28. Connecticut Sun
29. Phoenix Mercury
30. Seattle Storm
31. Atlanta Dream
32. Indiana Fever
33. Chicago Sky
34. New York Liberty
35. Los Angeles Sparks
36. Minnesota Lynx