NEW YORK – Three-time Colonial Athletic Association Women's Basketball Player of the Year and University of Delaware senior Elena Delle Donne headlines a list of 12 prospects invited to attend the 2013 WNBA Draft, which will be held Monday, April 15 at the ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn.

Delle Donne is joined on the list by Alex Bentley (G, Penn State), Kelsey Bone (C, Texas A&M), Layshia Clarendon (G, California), Skylar Diggins (G, Notre Dame), Kelly Faris (G, Connecticut), Brittney Griner (C, Baylor), Tianna Hawkins (F, Maryland), Tayler Hill (G, Ohio State), Lindsey Moore (G, Nebraska), Sugar Rodgers (C, Georgetown) and Toni Young (F, Oklahoma State).

A 6-5 guard/forward, Delle Donne led the nation in scoring as a junior and finished second as a senior. The Wilmington, Del., native’s 33 points in the school’s first Sweet 16 game ever (vs. Kentucky) moved her past Cheryl Miller, Chamique Holdsclaw, and Maya Moore into fifth place in NCAA history in career points (3,039).

The Phoenix Mercury holds the top pick in the WNBA Draft for the third time in franchise history. In 2004 the Mercury used the No. 1 pick to select Diana Taurasi from the University of Connecticut and in the 2007 Draft they chose Duke’s Lindsey Harding. Rounding out this year’s top five picks are the Chicago Sky (second), Tulsa Shock (third), Washington Mystics (fourth), and the New York Liberty (fifth).  

The 2013 WNBA Draft will make history as it will be televised  on prime time television for the first time in the league’s 17-year history. ESPN2 will provide coverage and analysis of the first round beginning at 8 p.m. ET from ESPN in Bristol, Conn.  ESPNU will air the second and third rounds beginning at 9 p.m. ET.  The telecast will also be available online at WatchESPN.com and on smartphones and tablets via the WatchESPN app. Host Kevin Negandhi, analysts Rebecca Lobo and Carolyn Peck, along with reporters Holly Rowe and LaChina Robinson, will handle draft coverage duties throughout the night.

WNBA.com, in addition to providing comprehensive draft-day coverage, will serve as the web destination for fans who want to track top prospects throughout the Draft.

2013 WNBA DRAFT ORDER

First Round
1)     Phoenix (7-27) 
2)     Chicago (14-20)  
3)     Tulsa (9-25)
4)     Washington (5-29)          
5)     New York (15-19)          
6)     Seattle (16-18)    
7)     New York from Atlanta (19-15) via Washington (J. Thomas, 2/15/13) (K. Vaughn, 2/27/13)    
8)     San Antonio (21-13)       
9)     Indiana (22-12)   
10)   Los Angeles (24-10)
11)   Connecticut (25-9)          
12)   Minnesota (27-7)

Second Round

  1. Atlanta from Washington (5-29) (J. Thomas 2/15/13)
  2. Minnesota from Phoenix (7-27) (A. Hornbuckle, 2/2/12)
  3. New York from Tulsa (9-25) (N. Powell, C. Wiggins, J. McCarville, D. Nolan, 3/1/13)
  4. San Antonio from Chicago (14-20) (J. Petrovic, 3/13/12)
  5. Washington from New York (15-19) (K. Vaughn, 2/27/13)
  6. Seattle (16-18)
  7. Washington from Atlanta (19-15) (J. Thomas 2/15/13)
  8. San Antonio (21-13)
  9. Indiana (22-12)
  10. Los Angeles (24-10)
  11. Connecticut (25-9)
  12. Minnesota (27-7)

Third Round

  1. Washington (5-29)
  2. Phoenix (7-27)
  3. New York from Tulsa (9-25) (N. Powell, C. Wiggins, J. McCarville, D. Nolan, 3/1/13)
  4. Chicago (14-20)
  5. Tulsa from New York (15-19) (N. Powell, C. Wiggins, J. McCarville, D. Nolan, 3/1/13)
  6. Seattle (16-18)
  7. Atlanta (19-15)
  8. San Antonio (21-13)
  9. Indiana (22-12)
  10. Los Angeles (24-10)
  11. Connecticut (25-9)
  12. Minnesota (27-7)