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WNBA Draft profiles: Can Shakira Austin be a sleeper pick for the Mystics at No. 1?

The Washington Mystics will have the No. 1 pick in this 2022 WNBA Draft on April 11. We will finish our list of detailed profiles with Mississippi center Shakira Austin. She was listed as the No.3 pick in Mechelle Voepel’s mock draft after Baylor forward NaLyssa Smith and Kentucky guard Rhyne Howard, whom we already have profiles on.

So, could Austin sneak into the top selection? Or could she be an option if the Mystics decided to trade down?

Stats: Austin averaged 15.2 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the Rebels, who lost to South Dakota in the first round of the NCAA women’s basketball tournament.