The WNBA will hold its 2020 draft on April 17th as scheduled, but it will be conducted virtually.

WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert will announce the picks live with the top prospects taking part remotely.

The New York Liberty own the first overall selection and are expected to select Sabrina Ionescu of Oregon.

"The prospects deserve to be drafted, and this is part of their dream," Engelbert said. "It was a collective decision made by the league, in consultation with the teams. We felt it was really important to celebrate and recognize their hard work and accomplishment.

"While it's premature to say what the circumstances will be for training camp and the tip of the season, we're scenario-planning around the start of the season. And part of that is we have to have a draft. The teams are strategizing about their rosters, and the draft is also an important part of that."