WNBA List of the Top 25 Players in League History

The WNBA has never been more popular. As the league basks in their 25th year, many players have paved the way to get to this point. The WNBA recently released a list of their top 25 players of all-time. These woman are also powerful keynote speakers about topics like empowerment, diversity and more. 

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Angel McCoughtry is a four-time WNBA All-Star for the Atlanta Dream.  She has been selected to either the first or second All-WNBA team five times.  McCoughtry led the league in scoring in 2...

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Becky Hammon is a pioneer for all women in sports.  Hammon is the first female full-time professional assistant coach for any men’s major professional sports team.  She was hired by Greg Popovich to j...

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Breanna Stewart was born August 27, 1994 and is an American professional basketball player for the Seattle Storm of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Stewart was the first overal...

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Brittney Griner is a WNBA center who currently plays for the Phoenix Mercury. Throughout her life, Griner was a basketball star due to her immense height, and she was ranked the #1 overall high school...

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Candace Parker led the University of Tennessee to back-to-back NCAA National Championships in 2007 and 2008 and earned National Player of the Year honors in both seasons.  Since joining the Los A...

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Cappie Pondexter is currently a professional guard for the Indiana Fever of the WNBA. Pondexter played basketball for John Marshall Metropolitan High School where she was named a WBCA All-American. In...

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Cynthia Cooper, who now goes by her married hyphenated name Cynthia Cooper-Dyke, is a former star basketball player. As a former player, she has a history with her college team, the Olympics and the W...

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WNBA star Diana Taurasi is widely considered to be the best all-around women’s basketball player in the history of the game.  A native of Chino, California, Taurasi fell in love with the game of baske...

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Elena Delle Donne received national recognition as a high schooler as she led her team to 3 straight high school state championships scoring over 2,000 career points and set a national high school rec...

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Katie Smith played 14 seasons in the WNBA with the Minnesota Lynx, Detroit Shock, Washington Mystics, Seattle Storm and New York Liberty from 1999 to 2013.  Prior to making it big in women’...

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Lauren Jackson is an Australian professional basketball player. Both of Jackson’s parents were national basketball team players. She began playing basketball at fouryears-old and at 6, she told...

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Lindsay Whalen is a five-time WNBA All-Star who plays for the Minnesota Lynx.  Whalen is one of the greatest female basketball players of her era.  In 2016, she was named to the WNBA Top 20@20 list, c...

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Lisa Leslie graduated from Morningside High School in Inglewood, California and signed to play basketball at the University of Southern California after averaging 27 points and 15 rebounds during her...

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Maya Moore is a professional basketball player for the WNBA and the Chinese League. Moore got her start in basketball when she and her mother would play on a basketball hoop that was mounted on the ba...

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Nneka Ogwumike is a basketball forward of Nigerian descent who plays for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association. Ogwumike attended Stanford University where she helped t...

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Seimone Augustus joined the Minnesota Lynx in 2006 as the No. 1 overall pick after an All-American career at Louisiana State University. During her career at LSU she led the Tigers to three consecutiv...

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Sheryl Swoopes is a retired guard / forward for the Houston Comets, Seattle Storm, and Tulsa Shock of the WNBA. Swoopes began playing basketball with her three older brothers and began competing at 7...

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Sue Bird, named Suzanne Brigit Bird, was born in Long Island in 1980 and grew up to be a professional women’s basketball player. Her earliest memory of basketball was a childhood trip to see the Chica...

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Swin Cash is a former WNBA player who played for four different teams. Cash debuted with the Detroit Shock and contributing her remarkable rebound skills to the Seattle Storm, Chicago Sky, Atlanta Dre...

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Sylvia Fowles is a WNBA basketball icon, representing number thirty-four for the Chicago Sky. Standing six and a half feet tall, Fowles unsurprisingly plays center. She grew up in some of the rougher...

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Tamika Catchings was a WNBA superstar, spending her entire 15-year career with the Indiana Fever. She was a ten-time WNBA All-Star who was voted one of the top 15 WNBA players of all-time in 2011. Cat...

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Tina Charles is a savvy WNBA veteran who joined the Connecticut Sun in 2010 as the No. 1 overall pick in the WNBA draft after a historic career at the University of Connecticut. Her career at UConn in...

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Tina Thompson was the first draft pick in WNBA history, being selected No. 1 overall in 1997 by the Houston Comets. During her time with the Comets she won four WNBA Championships from 1997 to 2008. S...

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One of the best women’s basketball players of all-time, Yolanda Griffith was an early star of the WNBA.  Griffith was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2014. ...