WNBA draft 2022: Baylor Bears' NaLyssa Smith ready for WNBA dream to begin


NaLyssa Smith doesn't hesitate to answer the question. Yes, the Baylor Bears All-American thinks she should be the No. 1 pick in the 2022 WNBA draft. And if it doesn't happen? She will get busy proving right the team that took her. Smith, a 6-foot-4 forward, is expected to go in the first two picks of Monday's draft (ESPN, 7 p.m. ET). That is where she has been projected all season, as she led the Bears to the program's 12th consecutive Big 12 regular-season title. She repeated as a WBCA All-American, the Katrina McClain Award winner as country's best power forward and the Big 12 Player of the Year.