In her four years in Evanston, Lindsey Pulliam left an unforgettable mark on the Northwestern women’s basketball program.
Pulliam had a phenomenal career for the Wildcats, finishing third on the program’s all-time scoring leaderboard with a total of 2,025 points. She was also an instrumental piece behind Northwestern’s Big Ten Championship run in 2020 and the team’s NCAA Tournament appearance in 2021.
Now, she looks toward the next stage of her career — the WNBA.
Draft experts currently expect Pulliam to be one of the 36 athletes to hear her name called on April 15th. Pulliam would be only the third Northwestern player to ever be drafted into the WNBA, following Amy Jaeschke in 2011 (Round 3, Pick 3) and the LA Sparks’ Nia Coffey in 2017 (Round 1, Pick 5). As the life-changing date approaches, here’s a quick look around at where the experts are projecting senior guard to land.
ESPN (Apr 7th): Pick No. 16 (R2 P4) to Chicago Sky
ESPN did not include any commentary beyond the first round, but predicted Pulliam as the fourth shooting guard off the board.
Sports Media Pass (Apr 3rd): Pick No. 21 (R2 P9) to Connecticut Sun
Sports Media Pass did not include any commentary beyond the first round, but predicted Pulliam as the fourth shooting guard off the board.
Winsidr (Mar 18th): Pick No. 22 (R2 P10) to Los Angeles Sparks
“Pulliam would give the Sparks a look at a different kind of 2-guard. She’s been most comfortable from the midrange. The 3-point shot will need to be there, though. Pulliam shot 23-for-96 from distance this season after shooting 42-for-120 as a junior.”
Winsidr also ranked Pulliam as the 19th best prospect on their Big Board.
WBasketball Blog (Mar 13th): Pick No. 16 (R2 P4) to Chicago Sky
Women’s Basketball News and Thoughts did not include any commentary beyond the top five picks, but predicted Pulliam as the third shooting guard off the board.
Floorgame (Feb 22nd): Pick No. 19 (R2 P7) to Indiana Fever
“Pulliam hasn’t shot it as well as you’d hope this season and just doesn’t have great variety to her game. But her midrange game would mesh nicely with plenty of the actions that teams run at the next level.”