Courtney Williams is certain to become USF's highest-ever WNBA draft pick at Thursday night's WNBA Draft. The program's first-ever All-American, Williams holds the two highest-scoring seasons in school history, played more games than any other Bull, and finished second all-time in points and third in rebounds. Someday she will be back in the Sun Dome to have her #10 retired, and it will be richly deserved.
First, though, her professional career awaits. Williams has been invited to the Mohegan Sun to attend the draft in person, and every mock draft has Williams going in the 12-pick first round:
- ESPN has Courtney going to the Los Angeles Sparks at #6.
- SLAM also sends Courtney to Los Angeles.
- Bleacher Report has Courtney going to the Phoenix Mercury at #8.
- Draft Site seems to be confusing USF's Courtney Williams with Texas A&M's Courtney Williams, a 6'1" forward who is not as highly touted. If they mean USF's Courtney Williams, they also have Phoenix picking her at #8. Otherwise they have her all the way down at #15, therefore dumb.
- Today's Fastbreak has Courtney going to the Connecticut Sun at #3. The Sun have the third and fourth picks, so if they need a guard they're pretty likely to get Williams if they want her.
- Prospect Nation doesn't have a mock draft, but they rank Williams #5 on their overall draft board.
- Excelle Sports has Courtney going to the Dallas Wings (formerly the Tulsa Shock) at #5. With the relocated Wings playing on the UT-Arlington campus, this would certainly lead to Collin browbeating me to apply for a credential.
Check back tomorrow to see where Courtney Williams begins her WNBA career. The draft starts at 7:00 p.m. Eastern time on ESPN2.