Monday is likely to be one of the biggest WNBA draft days ever for basketball players from the Triangle.


As many as six local ACC players — Duke’s Jasmine Thomas, Krystal Thomas and Karima Christmas as well as UNC’s Jessica Breland, Italee Lucas and Cetera DeGraffenreid — may be among the 36 players selected.

The draft will take place today at 3 p.m. at ESPN headquarters in Bristol, Conn. ESPN U and NBA TV will telecast the second and third rounds.

Jasmine Thomas and Breland are among the 15 players expected to be in the studio.

Connecticut’s Maya Moore is considered the certain first choice. The Minnesota Lynx, which through trades has two of the first four picks and four of the first 14, has that pick.