Golden Gopher the favorite to go first

Updated: April 14, 2005, 1:49 PM ET

Come noon Saturday (ESPN2), we'll finally find out which player goes No. 1 overall in the WNBA draft. And though early speculation had Mississippi State guard Tan White as the first pick, these contributors made Janel McCarville of Minnesota their unanimous No. 1 selection.

A look at how columnist Mechelle Voepel,'s Graham Hays and Melanie Jackson, who coordinates's women's basketball coverage, think the first round might shape up:

1. Charlotte Janel McCarville Janel McCarville Janel McCarville
2. Indiana Sandora Irvin Tan White Sandora Irvin
3. Phoenix Kara Braxton Sandora Irvin Kendra Wecker
4. San Antonio Kendra Wecker Kendra Wecker Jac. Batteast
5. Houston Tan White Dionnah Jackson Tan White
6. Washington Dionnah Jackson Kara Braxton Dionnah Jackson
7. Detroit Sancho Lyttle Temeka Johnson Sancho Lyttle
8. Connecticut Katie Feenstra Sancho Lyttle Katie Feenstra
9. Sacramento Tanisha Wright Jac. Batteast Roneeka Hodges
10. New York Kristin Haynie Katie Feenstra Kristin Haynie
11. Minnesota Temeka Johnson Kristin Haynie Temeka Johnson
12. Seattle Roneeka Hodges Tanisha Wright Tanisha Wright
13. Washington Angelina Williams Dee-Dee Wheeler Angelina Williams

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