The 2020 WNBA is loaded with talent. I already provided the top centers in the draft. Now I will provide you with five of the top Forwards in this year’s draft as well.
Lauren Cox: 6’4 PF Baylor
Lauren Cox is an outstanding all-around player. She can shoot and is tough on the defensive end as she is amongst one of the best shot blockers in the draft. Cox averaged 12.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game as a senior at Baylor. Although she has dealt with a foot injury, it should not affect her draft stock. Cox should potentially be drafted within the top three picks.
Satou Sabally: 6’4 F Oregon
Satou Sabally averaged 16.2 points per game for Oregon this season while shooting 46% from the field. Sabally is also a capable three-point shooter. The Oregon Forward shot 33% from beyond the arch, which is down from her previous two seasons. In Sabally’s career at Oregon, she shot 37% from three-point land. Sabally’s combination of speed and size makes her tough for the opposing teams to cover. Expect Sabally to be a top-five pick in this years’ draft.
Ruthy Hebard: 6’4 PF Oregon
Ruthy Hebard has improved in every category this season for the Ducks. She also cut down on her turnovers from previous seasons as well. Hebard does most of her work in the paint and is one of the traditional post players in this draft. This season at Oregon, Hebard averaged 17.3 points, 9.6 rebounds, and 1.1 blocks per game. She also shot a career-high 68% from the field. At the WNBA level, Hebard will be able to make a difference on both the offensive and defensive end.
Beatrice Momepremier: 6’4 F Miami
Momepremier hustles and plays outstanding defense. She can be a double-double machine and is also an excellent pick and roll player. None premier has hit 52% of her shots in pick and roll situations. The Miami forward is also one of the most athletic players in the draft. This season at Miami, Momepremier averaged 16.8 points and 9.8 rebounds per game.
Bella Alarie: 6’4 F Princeton
Bella Alare brings scoring, defense, and length to the table. She averaged 17.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 2.3 blocks per game at Princeton. Alarie can play some point forward, much like Candace Parker and Elena Delle Donne. With her length, she will be an outstanding defensive player in the WNBA. Alarie will be a definite player to watch next season as she could be an exceptional piece to a team.
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