WNBA to Hold Draft at Samsung 837

Several of the top women’s college basketball prospects will gather at Samsung 837 in New York for the 2017 WNBA Draft tomorrow, April 13.

Located at 837 Washington St. in the Meatpacking District, Samsung 837 is the Korean technology giant’s flagship and cultural hub, and will be hosting the NBA draft for the first time. The three-floor studio opened in February last year to promote Samsung products with interactive displays, a studio and a cafe.

ESPN will broadcast the draft in prime time for the fifth-straight year. Coverage and analysis of the first round will begin at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, followed by coverage of the second and third rounds on ESPNU starting at 8 p.m. WNBA Draft host Ryan Ruocco will be joined by analysts Rebecca Lobo and LaChina Robinson, and reporters Holly Rowe and Cassidy Hubbarth.

The San Antonio Stars hold the top pick in the draft after winning the WNBA Draft Lottery presented by State Farm, and also hold the No. 5 pick (from Phoenix). The rest of the top five are: No. 2 Chicago Sky; No. 3 Dallas Wings; and No. 4 Dallas Wings (from Los Angeles).

Content will also be offered throughout the day across ESPN platforms, including SportsCenter and espnW.com.