TULSA, Oklahoma – The ping pong balls were not kind to the Tulsa Shock in the 11th annual WNBA Draft Lottery on Thursday.
Despite having the best possible odds to get the top overall pick, Tulsa actually ended up with the fourth overall pick in the 2011 draft.
The Shock had a 44.2 percent chance of landing the top overall pick, the best out of any WNBA team due to them ending the past season with the worst record.
The Los Angeles Sparks received the top overall pick despite having just a 10.4 percent chance of getting it.
The Chicago Sky received the second pick and the Minnesota Lynx grabbed the third pick. The Lynx won the lottery last year and selected UConn's Maya Moore before going on to win the championship.
The draft lottery applies to the first four picks of the first round. The remainder of the first round, as well as the second and third round, go by inverse order of the team's respective regular-season records.
The 2012 WNBA draft will take place in April in Bristol, Conn.