It marks the first time a professional sports league will conduct its draft at ESPN headquarters. The last two years, the WNBA Draft was held at the NBA Studios in Secaucus, N.J.
ESPN2 will televise the first round starting at 3 p.m. ET and ESPNU and NBA TV will air the second and third rounds from 4-5:30 p.m. ESPN3.com will also simulcast the event.
“ESPN and the WNBA are entering their 15th year of partnership in a way that is worthy of this milestone,” said John Skipper, ESPN executive vice president, content. “Showcasing the WNBA Draft and its top incoming stars at ESPN only emphasizes our commitment to the sport of women’s basketball.”