The Connecticut Sun will take part in the WNBA Draft Lottery on Tuesday, Dec. 10, in Secaucus, N.J.
The event will be televised live on ESPN at 4:30 p.m.
The Sun, who finished with the worst record in the WNBA (10-24) last season, have the best odds to received the No. 1 pick in tnhe 2014 WNBA Draft at 44.2 percent while New York and Tulsa (both finished 11-123) are next at 22.7 each. The San Antonio Silver Stars (12-22) are the fourth lottery eligible team and has a 10.4 percent chance to earn the top overall pick.
This will be only the second time Connecticut has participated in the lottery since the franchise relocated from Orlando in 2003. The Sun received the No. 3 pick in the 2010 draft, moved up to No. 2 after the Sacramento Monarchs folded and then traded point guard Lindsay Whalen and the No. 2 to the Minnesota Lynx for Renee Montgomery and the No. 1 overall pick, which turned out to be center Tina Charles of UConn.
Charles has become a perennial all-star and was the 2012 WNBA Player of the Year.
Fourteen balls numbered 1-14 will be placed in a lottery machine and mixed. Four balls will then be drawn to the top to determine a four-digit combination. The team that has been assigned that four-ball combination will receive the No. 1 pick. The four balls will then be placed back into the machine and the process will be repeated to determine the second and third picks. The team that does not win one of the top three picks will be slotted fourth.
There are 1,001 possible combinations when four balls are drawn out of 14, without regard to their order of selection. One thousand of those combinations will be assigned to the four non-playoff teams based on their order of finish in the 2013 regular season. The remaining combination will be unassigned. If the one unassigned combination is drawn, the balls will be placed back into the machine and the process will be repeated until an assigned combination is drawn.
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