The Indiana Fever have earned their first-ever No. 1 pick in franchise history.

The 2023 WNBA Draft took place on Friday night and the Fever have retained the No. 1 overall pick.

Indiana entered the Draft Lottery with the best odds to win the top pick, but the rest of the top four had some surprises. The Minnesota Lynx jumped from the fourth-best odds to the No. 2 pick, while the Atlanta Dream slid from the second-best odds to the No. 3 pick. The Washington Mystics also dropped down one spot, going from the third-best odds to the No. 4 overall pick.

You can find the complete results of the 2023 WNBA Draft Lottery below.

2023 WNBA Draft Lottery results

Pick Team
1. Indiana Fever
2. Minnesota Lynx
3. Atlanta Dream
4. Washington Mystics (via LA Sparks)
5. Chicago Sky (via Phoenix Mercury)
6. New York Liberty
7. Indiana Fever (via Dallas Wings)
8. Atlanta Dream (via Washington Mystics)
9. Seattle Storm
10. Connecticut Sun
11. Dallas Wings (via Chicago Sky)
12. Minnesota Lynx (via Las Vegas Aces)

When is the 2023 WNBA Draft Lottery

  • Date: Friday, Nov. 11
  • Time: 5:30 p.m. ET

The 2023 WNBA Draft Lottery will take place on Friday, Nov. 11 at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The 30-minute special will lead into a marque women’s college basketball matchup between defending national champion South Carolina and Maryland, which takes place at 6:30 p.m. ET.

How to watch 2023 WNBA Draft Lottery

  • TV channel: ESPN2
  • Live stream: ESPN App | Sling TV

The 2023 WNBA Draft lottery will be broadcast on ESPN2. You can also watch the event on the ESPN App.

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2023 WNBA Draft Lottery odds

Unlike the NBA, lottery odds are based on the cumulative records of the two most recent regular seasons (2021 and 2022).

The Fever had the highest chance to retain the No. 1 pick with a cumulative record of 11-57 over the last two seasons. They were guaranteed at least the third overall pick but landed the No. 1 selection.

You can find the complete lottery odds below.

Order Team Combined ’21-’22 record Odds (out of 1,000)
1. Indiana Fever 11-57 442
2. Atlanta Dream 22-46 276
3. Washington Mystics (*via LA Sparks) *25-43 178
4. Minnesota Lynx 36-32 104

Remaining order for first round

5. Chicago Sky (via Phoenix Mercury)

6. New York Liberty

7. Indiana Fever (via Dallas Wings)

8. Atlanta Dream (via Washington Mystics)

9. Seattle Storm

10. Connecticut Sun

11. Dallas Wings (via Chicago Sky)

12. Minnesota Lynx (via Las Vegas Aces)

Complete history of WNBA No. 1 overall picks

History of first overall picks in WNBA Draft
Year Player School/Club Selecting team
2022 Rhyne Howard Kentucky Atlanta Dream (from Washington)
2021 Charli Collier Texas Dallas Wings (from New York via Seattle)
2020 Sabrina Ionescu Oregon New York Liberty
2019 Jackie Young Notre Dame Las Vegas Aces
2018 A’ja Wilson South Carolina Las Vegas Aces
2017 Kelsey Plum Washington San Antonio Stars
2016 Breanna Stewart UConn Seattle Storm
2015 Jewell Loyd Notre Dame Seattle Storm
2014 Chiney Ogwumike Stanford Connecticut Sun
2013 Brittney Griner Baylor Phoenix Mercury
2012 Nneka Ogwumike Stanford Los Angeles Sparks
2011 Maya Moore UConn Minnesota Lynx
2010 Tina Charles UConn Connecticut Sun (from Liberty, via Sparks, via Lynx)
2009 Angel McCoughtry Louisville Atlanta Dream
2008 Candace Parker Tennessee Los Angeles Sparks
2007 Lindsey Harding Duke Phoenix Mercury (to Lynx)
2006 Seimone Augustus LSU Minnesota Lynx
2005 Janel McCarville Minnesota Charlotte Sting
2004 Diana Taurasi UConn Phoenix Mercury
2003 LaToya Thomas Mississippi State Cleveland Rockers
2002 Sue Bird UConn Seattle Storm
2001 Lauren Jackson Canberra Seattle Storm
2000 Ann Wauters Valenciennes Cleveland Rockers
1999 Chamique Holdsclaw Tennessee Washington Mystics
1998 Małgorzata Dydek Poland Utah Starzz
1997 Tina Thompson USC Houston Comets

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