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Atlanta Dream Select Rhyne Howard No. 1 In 2022 WNBA Draft

The Atlanta Dream selected Rhyne Howard of Kentucky with the No. 1 pick in the 2022 WNBA draft.

The Washington Mystics won the lottery, but the Dream traded up from No. 3 to draft Howard.

The 6-foot-2 Howard, the SEC Player of the Year as a sophomore and a junior, averaged 20.5 points and 7.4 rebounds during her senior season, leading the Wildcats in points, rebounds, 3-pointers, steals and blocks.

Baylor's NaLyssa Smith went second to the Indiana Fever while Shakira Austin of Ole Miss went No. 3 to the Mystics.

1. Atlanta Dream (via Washington Mystics): Rhyne Howard, Kentucky
2. Indiana Fever: NaLyssa Smith, Baylor
3. Washington Mystics (via Atlanta Dream): Shakira Austin, Ole Miss
4. Indiana Fever (via Dallas Wings): Emily Engstler, Louisville
5. New York Liberty: Nyara Sabally, Oregon
6. Indiana Fever (via Dallas Wings): Lexie Hull, Stanford
7. Dallas Wings (via Indiana Fever): Veronica Burton, Northwestern
8. Las Vegas Aces (via Minnesota Lynx): Mya Hollingshed, Colorado
9. Los Angeles Sparks (via Seattle Storm): Rae Burrell, Tennessee
10. Indiana Fever (via Minnesota Lynx):Queen Egbo, Baylor
11. Las Vegas Aces: Kierstan Bell, Florida Gulf Coast
12. Connecticut Sun: Nia Clouden, Michigan State



via https://www.DMT.NEWS

, Khareem Sudlow