Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

Basketball is undoubtedly one of the most followed games of all times. Males as well as female athletes are excelling at playing this game. Basketball association, primarily NBA has an amazing trend following as we all know . Following is a list of Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016. Let’s take a look at all of them.

Best Female Basketball Players 2016

Best Female Basketball Players 2016

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

 

10. Carol Blazejowski

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: World Championships (gold, 1979); Pan American Games (silver, 1979); World University Games (gold, 1979 and 1977).

Number one on the list of Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016 is Carol Blazejowski. A popular face in the circuit, she has a remarkable career to boast. On March 6, 1978, she set a Madison Square Garden record successfully by scoring 52 points in Montclair State’s 102-91 win over Queens College (before there was a 3-point line).

9. Tamika Catchings

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 2012, 2008, 2004); World Championships (gold, 2010, 2002; bronze, 2006).

We have a reasonable name for the number 9 on Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016. Catchings is the only player in WNBA history ever to rank in the all-time top 10 in points (fourth), also the rebounds (fourth), assists (eighth) and steals (first). She happens to be the 11th in blocked shots. She is the only player ever to complete a season in the top 10 of all five categories, and to top that as well, she has done so twice.

8. Cynthia Cooper

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 1988; bronze, 1992); World Championships (gold, 1990, 1986); Pan American Games (gold, 1987); Goodwill Games (gold, 1986).

Number 8 on Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016 , Cynthia Cooper has won two NCAA titles at Southern California and also the first four WNBA championships with the Houston Comets right before returning to USC to coach.  Cooper was 34 when the WNBA debuted back in 1997, and she proceeded to lead the Comets to the first four league titles and she was MVP of all four WNBA Finals.

7. Lauren Jackson

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (bronze, 2012; silver, 2008, 2004, 2000, ); World Championships (gold, 2006, bronze, 2002).

Number 7 on Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016 , Australian Lauren Jackson has won three WNBA MVP awards and two WNBA titles with the Seattle Storm. The 6-5 Australian is almost inevitably the most well-rounded post player of all time. She is as adept from the 3-point line as she happens to be near the basket.

6. Lisa Leslie

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 2008, 2004, 2000, 1996); World Championships (gold, 2002, 1998); World University Games (gold, 1991).

Besides her impressive four Olympic gold medals, she led the Sparks to WNBA championships back in 2001 and 2002. She was MVP three times (2001, 2004, 2006) and is also the league’s all-time leader in rebounds. She was a first-team all-league selection for a record eight times.

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5. Ann Meyers

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (silver, 1976); World Championship (gold, 1979); Pan American Games (gold, 1975; silver, 1979); World University Games (silver, 1977).

Number 5 on Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016 is Ann. She was the first high school player ever to make a national team, first woman to receive aUCLA basketball scholarship as well, first four-time All-American and first NCAA Division player also to record a quadruple-double. She also played in the Women’s Professional Basketball League (WPBL) and happened to be co-MVP in 1979-80.

4. Cheryl Miller

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 1984); World Championships (gold, 1986; silver, 1983); Goodwill Games (gold, 1986); Pan American Games (gold, 1983).

The sister of the NBA great Reggie Miller was famously labeled by Sports Illustrated as the best player in college basketball, be it male or female. Her teams went 132-4 in high school and then 112-20 in college. Miller helped USC to NCAA championships back in 1983 and 1984. She was a three-time college Player of the Year and had an impressive career scoring average of 23.6.

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3. Swoopes

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 2004, 2000, 1996); World Championships (gold, 2002, 1998; bronze, 2004, 1996); Goodwill Games (gold, 1994).

Swoopes is sometimes referred to as the closest to Michael Jordan, with all due respect, that the women’s game has ever produced. She was the first female player to have a Nike shoe popularly named after her: “Air Swoopes.”  She averaged 35.4 points a game in the tournament and was also college Player of the Year.

2. Diana Taurasi

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 2012, 2008, 2004); World Championship (gold, 2010; bronze, 2006).

Number 2 on Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016 is Taurasi, daughter of a regular Italian father and Argentinian mother, is on track now to become the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer by the end of the year 2015 or early in 2016. She was having one of her best seasons by far in 2014 and could add a second MVP award to the one she had won in 2009. Diana Taurasi has won two WNBA championships, three NCAA national titles and also three Olympic gold medals.

1. Lynette Woodard

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

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Awards: Olympics (gold, 1984); World Championships (gold, 1990; silver, 1983); Pan American Games (gold, 1983; bronze, 1991); World University Games (gold, 1979).

Number 1 on Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016  is Lynette Woodard, and she is one of the most athletic players in history but unfortunately suffered from lack of exposure. She was a pro in Italy and came out of retirement at a matured age 37 to play two WNBA seasons. Woodard was the captain of the gold medal-winning Olympic team back in 1984 and averaged 10.5 points in six games. In 1985, she had become the first female member of the Harlem Globetrotters.

Top 10 Best Female Basketball Players 2016

1. Lynette Woodard
2. Diana Taurasi
3. Swoopes
4. Cheryl Miller
5. Ann Meyers
6. Lisa Leslie
7. Lauren Jackson
8. Cynthia Cooper
9. Tamika Catchings
10. Carol Blazejowski