Who will pick Cameron Brink in the WNBA draft?

Stanford forward Cameron Brink will headline an impressive class of prospects at the upcoming 2024 WNBA Draft, alongside impressive names like Iowa guard Caitlin Clark and South Carolina center Kamilla Cardoso. 

Many WNBA mock drafts and projections, including ESPN, show Brink heading to the Los Angeles Sparks as the second overall pick, behind only Clark. Brink has long been seen as an elite prospect and recently solidified her draft value this past season by winning Pac-12 Player of the Year and Defensive Player of the Year.

In a virtual press conference, former WNBA player and ESPN analyst Rebecca Lobo, and analyst Andraya Carter, provided their thoughts on this year’s top draft prospects. Lobo and Carter were quick to praise Clark as a promising talent while also making it clear there is an abundance of potential throughout the draft class, including Brink.  

But despite Brink’s impressive college resume at Stanford and her popularity, some predict Cardoso will be drafted before Brink.

Cardoso maximized her draft stock as the Final Four Most Outstanding Player and led the Gamecocks to its third national title. But Lobo said she’s convinced Brink will be selected second overall.

“These players can be long term all-stars in this league and I think included in this group is Cameron Brink,” Lobo said.

“We have women coming into the draft this year who people are very much aware of and eager to see how their game is going to translate at the professional level,” Carter said.

Cater echoed Lobo’s enthusiasm for this year’s draft class while also noting the off-court influence many college basketball stars will bring to the WNBA. 

“In terms of off the court, I don’t know that we have seen this kind of excitement across the board before,” Carter said. “Cameron Brink has had a large following of people, whether it’s a following on social media or individuals following the course of her college career.”

Second or third overall, Brink leaves behind a legendary career as a Cardinal that positions her for professional success.

The WNBA draft starts at 4:30 p.m. on April 15.