looking forward to this 25th season of WNBA basketball, we here at CBS Sports wanted to do something special and decided to rank the 25 best players in the league today. It certainly wasn’t an easy process, but we hope it gives a clear picture of where the league is at heading into this historic season. Best Female Basketball Players is a list of the top WNBA players and top 10 women basketballers in the world. This article includes their stats, and how are their performance this season. There is also information about some of the best NBA players.
10. Liz Cambage
She was born on 18 August 1991 (age 30 years) in London, United Kingdom When Las Vegas competed for a championship in the bubble, Cambage,(Jersey number 8) who received a medical exemption for the 2020 WNBA season, competed for a title of her own with the Southern side Flyers of Australia’s WNBL. Over 15 games, Cambage averaged a league-leading 23.5 points as well as 8.7 rebounds. One question surrounding Cambage as she returns to the Aces is what her production will look like on a team like Las Vegas, which has a star-studded roster. The Aces have the most players of any team on this list, two of whom Cambage has never played with (Angel McCoughtry and Chelsea Gray) and another in Wilson. Regardless, there is rarely a game in which Cambage’s impact isn’t felt on the floor, and when she’s playing her best basketball, she’s one of the most dominant players in the game. Year two in Vegas should be more of the same.
Liz cam page 2021 stats: PTS. 14.2. REB. 8.2. AST. 1.3. STL.
9. Courtney Vandersloot
She was born on 8 February 1989 in Kent, Washington, United States Having jersey number 22. A clear choice as the WNBA’s best point guard, Vandersloot earned back-to-back All-WNBA First Team nods on the strength of her record-setting assist rates. She has broken the WNBA mark for assists per game four years running, though 2020’s average (rounded up to 10.0) could be tough to top particularly with the arrival of Parker perhaps moving Vandersloot off the ball more at times this season. Don’t be surprised if that allows Vandersloot to surpass her career-high of 45 3-pointers from 2018.
Her overall stats on this year: Averaged 8.9 points, 4.6 assists and 2.1 rebounds per game ·
8. Jonquel Jones
She was born on January 5, 1994, at Freeport, The Bahamas. jersey number 35
Jones can finish from anywhere on the floor, whether she’s going toe-to-toe with the league’s best in the paint, or stretching the floor with her perimeter shooting. In four seasons, Jones is a two-time All-Star. She has been in the MVP conversation multiple times, but just hasn’t quite gotten herself (or her team) over the hump. Don’t be surprised if 2021 is that year.
Jonquel this year’s stats:· PTS. 19.4 · REB. 11.2 · AST. 2.8 · STL. 1.3.
7. Arike Ogunbowale
She was born on 2 March 1997 (age 24 years), Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States.(Jersey number 24)
She was the 2020 scoring champ, and what’s more impressive is that she continues to score at such a level while being the defensive focus each night. The Wings haven’t been a strong team the past few seasons, but if they have a breakout season in 2021, Ogunbowale will be leading the charge.
Her overall 2021 stats: PTS. 18.7. REB. 3.2. AST. 3.3. STL. 1.1. BLK. 0.0. 2021 Projections.
6. Diana Taurasi
She was born on 11 June 1982 (age 39 years), Glendale, California, United States.( jersey number 3)
Taurasi was limited to six games in the 2019 season and played very little in the winter of 2019-20. Even as great as she is, it was uncertain how she would perform in 2020. But she led the Mercury in scoring. She had a season-high 34 points on Aug. 23, which would have been Kobe Bryant’s birthday, wearing a No. 8 jersey in tribute to him. Her true shooting percentage (62.5) was the second-best of her career, and her offensive rating of 118 was also second-best (she has been at 120 three times). When Brittney Griner left the bubble early, Taurasi and Skylar Diggins-Smith took over to guide the Mercury to the playoffs. Taurasi will be 39 in June, but she said her daily offseason focus is about preparing for the WNBA.
her overall 2021 stats: PTS. 15.2 · REB. 4.4 · AST. 4.9 · STL. 0.2.
5. Napheesa Collier
She was born on 23 September 1996 in Jefferson City, Missouri, United States.( jersey number 24)
Two seasons into her WNBA career, Collier is on the path to all-time greatness. Her 12.6 wins above replacement player by my WARP metric are the 12th most in league history over a player’s first two years and the most since Stewart in 2016 and 2017. If not for the depth at forward Collier easily could have made the All-WNBA First Team in 2020. Now, the Lynx have added to their starting five, positioning Collier to potentially lead them back to the WNBA Finals for the first time since their 2017 championship.
This year’s performance: PTS. 16.2. REB. 6.6. AST. 3.2. STL.
4. Candace Parker
She was born on April 19, 1986 at St. Louis, Missouri, United States.( jersey number 3)Parker’s move from Los Angeles, the team that drafted her first in 2008 and with which she spent 13 seasons, was the kind of high-profile free-agent signing we didn’t use to see in the WNBA. For Parker, it is a chance to return to her hometown and potentially be the missing link to the Sky’s first championship. Winning the 2020 Defensive Player of the Year award was proof the two-time MVP is still setting and attaining lofty goals. Parker can be a good mentor this season, too, with younger post players.
Her stats years: PTS. 13.3. REB. 8.4. AST. 4.0. STL. 0.8. BLK. 1.2. 2021 Projections.
3. Elena Delle Donne
Born on 5 September 1989, Wilmington, Delaware, United States. ( jersey number 11)
she was first-time champion after overcoming three herniated discs to power the Mystics to their first title. In 2019, Delle Donne orchestrated a historic season, averaging 19.5 points and 8.3 rebounds while shooting 51.5% from the field and 43.0% from deep. After opting out of the 2020 season and undergoing two back surgeries, Delle Donne will make her long-awaited return. If the six-time All-Star remains healthy — Delle Donne is expected to miss at least the first three games of the regular season — she could deliver another MVP-caliber season and reclaim her position as the top player in the league.
Elena Delle Donne averaged 13.7 points,s, 4.3 rebounds, and 0.7 assists per game, playing 3 games with Washington Mystics, during the year 2021-2022.
2. A’ja Wilson
She was born on 8 August 1996 in Hopkins, South Carolina, United States.( jersey number 22), Wilson has blossomed into a bona fide WNBA superstar. Sure, there’s the statue installed on South Carolina’s campus in the offseason, but don’t forget that she’s also the league’s reigning MVP. Coming into her fourth season, Wilson has already proved that she’s an absolute force. She’s money in the lane, and if she keeps adding to her game as preseason footage of 3-point jumpers suggests she might be a lookout.
Wilson mustered 12 points (4-8 FG, 4-7 FT), nine rebounds, seven assists, three steals at … 2021. 2020. 2019.
1. Breanna Stewart
She was born on 27 August 1994, Syracuse, New York, United States. (jersey number 30). Wilson won the 2020 MVP, but Stewart reclaimed her throne as the best player in the world during the Storm’s WNBA Finals sweep. All Stewart did to cap her incredible comeback from an Achilles rupture in April 2019 was average 28.3 PPG, 7.7 RPG, and 2.3 BPG while shooting 63% from the field and 13-of-20 on 3s in the championship series. Since then, Stewart added EuroLeague Final Four and Russian Premier League MVPs to a trophy case that is already overflowing at age 26.
Stewart averaged 20.3 points, 9.6 rebounds and 2.7 assists across 28 games played with Seattle in 2021.