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Strategizing with the Fever for an historic draft night

It's set to be a historical draft night for the Indiana Fever Thursday night, selecting with the No. 2, No. 8 and No. 14 overall selections!

Never before have the Fever drafted twice in the first eight picks, or three times in the first 14. Due in part to its recent WNBA-record 12 consecutive years in the playoffs, Indiana is the only team in league history to endure more than a decade without a top-four draft pick.

The owner of two top-eight selections on Thursday, Indiana has enjoyed top-eight draft picks just five times through its 18-year draft history.

Julie Graue, Chief Operating Officer, Indiana Fever, tells us more!

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WHO

Fever Draft Room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Indiana Fever Top Draft Pick(s)

Indiana Fever President Kelly Krauskopf

Indiana Fever Head Coach & GM Pokey Chatman

Fever Draft Party at Brothers Bar & Grill (255 S. Meridian Street)

Fever broadcaster Pat Boylan with star players Shenise Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell

Freddy Fever

Approximately 300-400 Fever fans and season ticket holders

WHAT

The Indiana Fever own two of the first eight selections, and three of the first 14, in the 2018 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm which takes place Thursday, April 12 at 7:00 p.m. (First round airs live on ESPN2; second and third rounds on ESPNU).

The 2018 draft is historic for the Fever who are the only WNBA team ever to endure more than a decade without a top-four pick. In the Fever’s 18-year history, Indiana has had only five top-eight draft picks – Thursday they will have two; plus a third pick at No. 14. [Indiana’s final selection will likely be made approximately 8:00 p.m.]

Draft coverage is split between the Fever draft room and a Fever Draft Party at Brothers Bar & Grill.

Following the WNBA Draft on April 12, the Fever open training camp Sunday, April 29.

WHEN

Thursday, April 12 (6:30 to 9:00 p.m.)

• Chatman and Krauskopf both will be available from Bankers Life Fieldhouse following Indiana’s final pick at approximately 8:00 p.m.

• Fans, staff and veteran players Shenise Johnson and Tiffany Mitchell will be available during the draft party from Brothers Bar & Grill.

WHERE

Fever Draft Room at Bankers Life Fieldhouse

Founders Dining Room – please enter through Entry Pavilion (open until 8:00 p.m.) ***

Fever Draft Party at Brothers Bar & Grill (255 S. Meridian Street)

To learn more, visit FeverBasketball.com.


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