10 WNBA players selected in Korean WKBL foreigner draft

WKBL logoToday in Korea the WKBL foreigner draft took place. According to the league 69 foreigners applied for it, including Tina Thompson who led Woori Bank Hansae to the champion’s title.

After allowing foreigners for the first time in some time last season, next season the quota has been increased to two foreigners per team.

Tina Thompson was taken first in the draft by KDB Life Insurance Winnus.

Full draft list:

KDB Life Insurance Winnus – Tina Thompson (forward), Kelley Cain (center)
KEB Hanabank – Nakia Sanford (center), Monica Wright (guard)
Shinhan Bank S-Birds – Shekinna Stricklen (forward), Alana Beard (guard)
KB Stars – Monique Currie (guard), Marissa Coleman (forward)
Woori Bank Hansae – Nicole Powell (forward), Sasha Goodlett (center)
Samsung Life Blue Minx – Ashley Robinson (center), Nikki Greene (center)

Foreigner net salary in Korea is 25.000$ per month in 2013-14 season.

The season will start on November 10 and end on April 7.

  • taner

    so can we say all these players will play in this clubs for next season?

    • JanisK

      Judging by last year’s draft – yes.