Top 10 Best Current Women Basketball Players 2020 List

List of famous current female basketball players, listed by their level of prominence with photos and Instagram feeds available. This greatest women basketball players list contains the most prominent and top females known for being basketball players. There are thousand of females working as basketball players in the world, but this list highlights only the most notable ones. Historic basketball players have worked hard to become the best that they can be, so if you're a female aspiring to be a basketball player then the people below should give you inspiration. We have also covered the Male NBA Players In The World somewhere else on the site.

10 Best Current Women Basketball Players

  • Maya Moore
  • Candace Parker
  • Nneka Ogwumike
  • Brittney Griner
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith
  • Breanna Stewart
  • Tina Charles
  • Maria Vadeeva
  • Temi Fagbenle
  • Liz Cambage

1. Maya Moore

Maya Moore: Top 10 Best Women Basketball Players in The World

Born: 11 June 1989, Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
Height: 1.83 m
Salary: 45,000 USD
Current teams: Minnesota Lynx (#23 / Forward), United States of America

Maya April Moore is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association who is on sabbatical. Naming her their inaugural Performer of the Year in 2017, Sports Illustrated called Moore the greatest winner in the history of women's basketball.

2. Candace Parker

Candace Parker

Born: 19 April 1986, St. Louis, Missouri, United States
Height: 1.93 m
Current team: Los Angeles Sparks (#3 / Forward)
Salary: $119,500

Parker has won a WNBA championship (2016), two WNBA Most Valuable Player Awards (2008, 2013), WNBA Finals MVP Award (2016), WNBA All-Star Game MVP (2013), two Olympic gold medals (2008, 2012), and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2008). Parker has been selected to six all-WNBA teams and five all-star teams, and was the first player to win the Rookie of the Year and the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season.

3. Nneka Ogwumike

Nneka Ogwumike

Born: 2 July 1990 (age 29 years), Tomball, Texas, United States
Height: 1.88 m
Current team: Los Angeles Sparks (#30 / Forward)
Salary: $100,000

She is the older sister of Chiney Ogwumike, who also plays for the Sparks. Ogwumike was named WNBA MVP for 2016; her team also won the WNBA Finals that year.

She also plays for Dynamo Kursk of Russia Her name "Nneka" means "Mother is Supreme" in Igbo, Nigeria - where her family hails from. She is 6'2" and plays power forward. She attended Cypress-Fairbanks High School in Cypress, Texas and led them to a 5A State Championship in her senior season. While at Stanford University she helped the Cardinal reach the Final Four four times. Ogwumike was elected President of the WNBA Players Association in 2016 and was re-elected to a new three year term in 2019.

4. Brittney Griner

Brittney Griner

Born: 18 October 1990, Houston, Texas, United States
Height: 2.03 m
Weight: 93 kg
Shoe size: 17
Current teams: Phoenix Mercury (#42 / Center), United States of America
Salary: $113,500

In 2009, Griner was named the nation's #1 high school women's basketball player by Rivals.com. Griner was selected to the 2009 Phoenix Mercury All-American basketball team. In 2012, she received the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award. Griner was recently on the USA Olympic Women's team, where she helped lead them to victory at the 2016 Summer Olympics. In 2013, Griner signed an endorsement deal with Nike.

5. Skylar Diggins-Smith

Skylar Diggins-Smith

Born: 2 August 1990, South Bend, Indiana, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Daniel Smith (m. 2017)
Current team: Phoenix Mercury (#4 / Guard)
Salary: $838,000

Diggins was drafted 3rd overall by the Tulsa Shock in the 2013 WNBA Draft. In high school, she was the National Gatorade Player of the Year, the Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year, and a McDonald's All-American. Diggins played point guard for Notre Dame, where she led Notre Dame to three consecutive Final Fours and two consecutive NCAA championship appearances. She finished her Notre Dame career ranked first in points and steals, second in assists, and as a two-time winner of the Nancy Lieberman Award as the top point guard in the nation.

6. Breanna Stewart

Breanna Stewart

Born: 27 August 1994, Syracuse, New York, United States
Height: 1.93 m
Wingspan: 2.16 m
Current teams: Seattle Storm (#30 / Forward)
Salary: $56,793

Stewart played forward for the University of Connecticut (UConn) Huskies women's basketball team. She led the Huskies to four national championships, was named the Final Four's most outstanding player a record four times, and was a three-time consensus national player of the year. Prior to her first WNBA game, Stewart signed a multi-year endorsement deal with Nike. She was the 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year, is a two-time All-Star, and was named the WNBA MVP in 2018. Due to injury, she is not playing in the 2019 season, and the WNBA hired her as a league ambassador for the 2019 season.

7. Tina Charles

Tina Charles

Born: 5 December 1988, Jamaica
Height: 1.91 m
Current teams: New York Liberty (#31 / Center)
Salary: $116,500

Tina Alexandria Charles is an American professional basketball player for the New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). Originally from Jamaica, New York, Charles was drafted 1st overall in the 2010 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun. In 2009 and 2010, she and teammate Maya Moore led the Connecticut Huskies to two undefeated national championships. She has won two Olympic gold medals with Team USA.

8. Maria Vadeeva

Maria Vadeeva

Born: 16 July 1998, Moscow, Russia
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 86 kg
Current team: Los Angeles Sparks (#7 / Center)
Salary: $44,273

Vadeeva began her professional career with Sparta&K Moscow, playing in the Russian Premier League and the EuroCup. In 2016, Vadeeva moved south and signed with Dynamo Kursk, still playing in the Premier League as well as the EuroLeague. In the 2016–17 season, Dynamo Kursk took home the title. Vadeeva played alongside the likes of Nneka Ogwumike, Angel McCoughtry and Epiphanny Prince.

9. Temi Fagbenle

Temi Fagbenle

Born: 8 September 1992, Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Height: 1.93 m
Weight: 79 kg
Current team: Minnesota Lynx (#14 / Forward)
Salary: $48,564

Fagbenle is a British-American female basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She was chosen for the Great Britain team at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

10. Liz Cambage

Liz Cambage

Born: 18 August 1991, London, United Kingdom
Height: 2.03 m
Weight: 98 kg
Current teams: Las Vegas Aces (#8 / Center), Australia
Salary: $115,000

Elizabeth "Liz" Cambage is an Australian professional basketball player who plays for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association and the Australian Opals. Cambage currently holds the WNBA single-game scoring record with her 53-point performance against the New York Liberty on 17 July 2018.


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