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NEW YORK (AP) - With Brittney Griner the top prize, the WNBA draft will be televised live in prime time for the first time.

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The league announced Monday the first round will air on ESPN2 at 8 p.m. EST on April 15.

ESPN Vice President Carol Stiff says: ``With the caliber of players that is expected to enter the 2013 WNBA draft, it was a logical decision to move the event to a prime-time window.''

Griner, the Baylor star, is among the big names in a draft class that also includes Notre Dame's Skylar Diggins. The Phoenix Mercury own the first pick.

WNBA President Laurel Richie says holding the draft in prime time represents a ``significant commitment'' by ESPN and is ``indicative of the growing interest in the league and the women's game overall.''

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