LSU's Augustus the favorite for first overall

Updated: March 29, 2006, 6:24 PM ET
ESPN.com

In 2005, she was the consensus college national player of the year. Now, LSU star Seimone Augustus seems to be emerging as the favorite for the No. 1 overall pick in next week's WNBA draft, which will be held April 5 in Boston.

In the meantime, ESPN.com's Nancy Lieberman and Graham Hays have an idea how the first round might shape up. A look at their mock draft picks:

FIRST ROUND
1. Lynx Seimone Augustus, LSU Seimone Augustus, LSU
2. Mercury Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers* Cappie Pondexter, Rutgers
3. Sting Monique Currie, Duke Sophia Young, Baylor
4. Silver Stars Sophia Young, Baylor Monique Currie, Duke
5. Sparks Candice Dupree, Temple Lisa Willis, UCLA
6. Sky Megan Duffy, Notre Dame Candice Dupree, Temple
7. Lynx Erin Grant, Texas Tech Nikki Blue, UCLA
8. Mystics La'Tangela Atkinson, UNC Tamara James, Miami
9. Fever Khara Smith, DePaul Megan Duffy, Notre Dame
10. Sting Ann Strother, Connecticut Erin Grant, Texas Tech
11. Storm Sherill Baker, Seattle Ann Strother, Connecticut
12. Liberty Lisa Willis, UCLA Sherill Baker, Georgia
13. Monarchs Aya Traore, Purdue Khara Smith, DePaul
14. Monarchs Tye'sha Fluker La'Tangela Atkinson

* "For as good as Cappie is, I think Phoenix will pick her and then trade her," Lieberman theorizes.

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