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WNBA Announces Their 2020 Draft Will Be Held Virtually

It’s officially been 15 days without sports, but WNBA fans may have something to look forward to after all.

In a tweet, the WNBA announced that its 2020 draft will be held on April 17 as intended. There will be a virtual draft this year because of the COVID-19 pandemic. According to a statement, the league published on their website, the virtual draft will be conducted without players, guests, and media. The draft will be available on the ESPN app and ESPN2 network.

There are plans to pay tribute to Kobe and Gianna Bryant, as well as Alyssa Altobelli and Payton Chester. Gianna had what many called a promising future in basketball. She aspired to continue the Bryant family basketball legacy by one day joining the WNBA.

Fans of the league had mixed responses, and expressed them via Twitter:

Will you be joining the draft? Do you think that the draft along with the WNBA season scheduled to begin on May 15 should be postponed in light of the pandemic?

The WNBA training camp is set to begin one month from today on April 26, 2020.

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