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WNBA Draft 2015: Jewell Loyd, Amanda Zahui B., Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis Named Top Picks

Here are the results from the 2015 WNBA Draft.

Emotions were running high at Connecticut's Mohegan Sun for the 2015 WNBA Draft Thursday night (April 16). Presented by State Farm, the league lottery started off with a bang as Notre Dame guard Jewell Loyd was named the first overall pick by Seattle Storm. Rocking blue suspenders and a spiffy bow tie, Sweden native Amanda Zahui B. became the newest team member of the Tulsa Shock. Up next was the nation's top three-point shooter in women's college basketball, UConn's Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis, who was also picked up by Seattle.

Below are the night's draft picks, courtesy of the WNBA.

First Round
1. Jewell Loyd (Seattle Storm), Notre Dame
2. Amanda Zahui B. (Tulsa Shock), Minnesota
3. Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis (Seattle Storm), UConn
4. Elizabeth Williams (Connecticut Sun), Duke
5. Cheyenne Parker (Chicago Sky), Middle Tennessee State
6. Dearica Hamby (San Antonio Stars), Wake Forest
7. Crystal Bradford (Los Angeles Sparks), Central Michigan
8. Ally Malott (Washington Mystics), Dayton
9. Brittany Boyd (New York Liberty), California
10. Samantha Logic (Atlanta Dream), Iowa
11. Kiah Stokes (New York Liberty), UConn
12. Isabelle Harrison (Phoenix Mercury), Tennessee

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Second Round
13. Brianna Kiesel (Tulsa Shock), Pittsburgh
14. Cierra Burdick (Los Angeles Sparks), Tennessee
15. Natasha Cloud (Washington Mystics), St. Joseph’s
16. Reshanda Gray (Minnesota Lynx), California
17. Betnijah Laney (Chicago Sky), Rutgers
18. Alex Harden (Phoenix Mercury), Wichita State
19. Brittany Hrynko* (Connecticut Sun), DePaul
20. Vicky McIntyre (Seattle Storm), Oral Roberts
21. Chelsea Gardner (Indiana Fever), Kansas
22. Aleighsa Welch (Chicago Sky), South Carolina
23. Amber Orrange (New York LIberty), Stanford
24. Zofia Hruscakova (Phoenix Mercury), Slovakia

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Third Round
25. Mimi Mungedi (Tulsa Shock), Nevada-Reno
26. Nneka Enamkpali (Seattle Storm), Texas
27. Laurin Mincy (New York Liberty), Maryland
28. Michala Johnson (New York Liberty), Wisconsin
29. Ariel Massengale (Atlanta Dream), Tennessee
30. Dragana Stankovic (San Antonio Stars), Serbia
31. Andrea Hoover (Los Angeles Sparks), Dayton
32. Marica Gajic (Washington Mystics), Bosnia and Herzegovina
33. Nikki Moody (San Antonio Stars), Iowa State
34. Lauren Okafor (Atlanta Dream), James Madison
35. Shae Kelley (Minnesota Lynx), Minnesota
36. Promise Amukamara (Phoenix Mercury), Arizona State

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