The Indiana Fever came into the draft with three draft picks the No. 3, 14, and 28th picks. With those picks, they took Lauren Cox, Kathleen Doyle, and Kamiah Smalls.
Lauren Cox PF Baylor
Lauren Cox is an outstanding all-around player. She can shoot and is tough on the defensive end as she is amongst one of the best shot blockers in the draft. Cox averaged 12.5 points, 8.4 rebounds, and 2.4 blocks per game as a senior at Baylor.
With Cox and 6’7 Teaira McCowan at the four and five positions, it will be hard for the opposing team to score in the paint against the Fever. McCowan averaged 1.3 blocks a game last season, and Cox averaged 2.4 blocks a game at Baylor. Cox may have to develop a three-point shot to help space the floor. So that McCowan can have room to work in the paint.
Kathleen Doyle PG Iowa
Kathleen Doyle won Big Ten Conference player of the year this season at Iowa. Doyle is a point guard who likes to push the pace and is a very tenacious player. She is an excellent facilitator that will get the ball moving.
Doyle averaged 18.2 points, 4.7 assists, and 6.3 assists per game a senior Iowa. Also, Doyle shot 44% from the field and 33% from beyond the arch.
Kamiah Smalls G James Madison
Kamiah Smalls averaged 18.6 points and 5.3 points per game as a senior. Shew shot 47% percent from the field and 38% from three-point land. Smalls will provide outside scoring for the Fever.