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Family and friends support players

While players primp, family and friends soak in the atmosphere at ESPN headquarters. Players have been working all of their lives for this moment -- and it's finally here.

Updated: April 11, 2011, 3:25 PM ET
By Michelle Smith

BRISTOL, Conn. (2:30 p.m.ET) -- It's time for the WNBA draft.

Following a late-morning brunch with ESPN executives, the players settled into their player's lounge in Building 4 of the ESPN complex.

They waited in line for their turn at hair and makeup, changing their clothes from business casual to dressy for the draft telecast.

And then they boarded a bus to cross the ESPN campus to Studio E in the Digital Center, the studio where the draft will be held.

Parents, ...

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