The WKBL held their annual foreign player draft on Tuesday, June 25th in Korea while it was still June 24th in the United States. This year, there were 95 applicants for 6 spots as each team gets a pick. BNK Sum got the first pick as a new team replacing OK. The lottery was conducted before the draft as the non-playoff teams were drawing for the second and third spots and the playoff teams were locked into the last three spots. There was no change in order for the first two picks with the last place S-Birds getting to pick second followed by KEB-Hanabank. Among playoff teams, Woori Bank jumped the Blue Minx to claim the fourth pick while the champion KB Stars were left with the final pick.
The draft was broadcast on Facebook again: Video
As a new team, BNK went with a safe pick of a players with great recent success in the league, taking Damiris Dantas who played for the team that left the league. The S-Birds rolled the dice a bit more, taking Alanna Smith in a bid to overturn their fortunes from last season. KEB also picked a league newcomer in Myisha Hines-Allen who had demonstrated prowess overseas in her rookie season in Russia. The next pick was watched closely as Woori Bank was looking to make a move to restore their dominance and they went with a league veteran in Reshanda Gray as she returns after time in Europe. The Blue Minx were the unlucky team in the lottery, but selected Lynetta Kizer. That left the defending champions with the last pick to add to their emerging domestic core and they made a choice that made sense with their roster, bringing back Kayla Thornton, who has had many successful seasons in the league.
- BNK Sum – Damiris Dantas
- Shinhan Bank S-Birds – Alanna Smith
- KEB-Hanabank – Myisha Hines-Allen
- Woori Bank Wibee – Reshanda Gray
- Samsung Life Blue Minx – Lynetta Kizer
- KB Stars – Kayla Thornton