Famous Female Basketball Players People

Famous Female Basketball Players

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List of famous female basketball players, listed by their level of prominence with photos when available. This greatest female 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.

List contains people like Ivory Latta and Temeka Johnson.

While this isn't a list of all female basketball players, it does answer the questions "Who are the most famous female basketball players?" and "Who are the best female basketball players?"


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    Sarah Louise Palin is an American politician, commentator, and author who served as the ninth Governor of Alaska, from 2006 to her resignation in 2009. As the Republican Party nominee for Vice President in the 2008 Presidential election, alongside Arizona Senator John McCain, she was the first Alaskan ...more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: Sandpoint, Idaho, United States of America
    • Profession: Spokesperson, Commentator, Basketball player, Politician, Television producer, + more
    • Credits: Sarah Palin's Alaska
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    Robin René Roberts is an American television broadcaster. Roberts is the anchor of ABC's morning show Good Morning America. After growing up in Mississippi and attending Southeastern Louisiana University, Roberts was a sports anchor for local TV and radio stations. Roberts was a sportscaster on ESPN for ...more

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    • Age: age 55
    • Birthplace: Alabama, United States of America
    • Profession: Journalist, Television producer
    • Credits: Love & Basketball, He Got Game, SportsCenter, Wide World of Sports, Good Morning America, + more
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    Maya April Moore is an American professional basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx of the Women's National Basketball Association and the Shanxi Flame of the Chinese league. Moore was the winner of the 2006 and 2007 Naismith Prep Player of the Year. Moore played forward for the UConn women's ...more

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    • Age: age 26
    • Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Becky Hammon
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    Rebecca Lynn "Becky" Hammon is an assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the National Basketball Association and a retired professional basketball player. Hammon played for the San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty of the Women's National Basketball Association. She also played for multiple ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Candace Nicole Parker is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks of the WNBA and UMMC Ekaterinburg of Russia. She is the younger sister of former NBA player Anthony Parker. She attended the University of Tennessee in 2004 and was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2008.more

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    • Age: age 29
    • Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor, Athlete
    • Credits: Thunderstruck
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    Sheryl Swoopes
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    Sheryl Denise Swoopes is a retired American professional basketball player and the head coach of the women's basketball team of Loyola University Chicago. She was the first player to be signed in the WNBA when it was created. She has won three Olympic Gold Medals and is a three-time WNBA MVP. Frequently ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Credits: Swoopes on Hoops: Basketball Basics
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    Lauren Elizabeth Jackson is an Australian professional basketball player. The daughter of two national basketball team players, Jackson was awarded a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport in 1997, when she was 16. In 1998, she led the AIS side that won the Women's National Basketball League ...more

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    • Age: age 34
    • Birthplace: Albury, Australia
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Lisa Leslie
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    Lisa Deshaun Leslie is an American former professional women's basketball player who played in the WNBA. She is a three-time WNBA MVP and a four-time Olympic gold medal winner. The number seven pick in the 1997 inaugural WNBA draft, she followed a superb career at the University of Southern California ...more

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    • Age: age 43
    • Birthplace: Gardena, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Actor
    • Credits: Think Like A Man
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    Cheryl Miller
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    Cheryl Miller is a film actress.more

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    • Age: age 51
    • Birthplace: USA, Riverside, California
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Actor, Sports commentator
    • Credits: Madame Sousatzka, NBA on TNT
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    Erin Buescher Perperoglou is a former American professional basketball player. She played most recently as a forward for the San Antonio Silver Stars of the WNBA. In her WNBA career, Buescher Perperoglou played more than 2,500 minutes in 150 WNBA games, including 9 playoff games, scoring nearly 900 ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Valerie B. "Val" Ackerman is the current commissioner of the Big East Conference. She is best known for being the first president of the Women's National Basketball Association, serving from 1996-2005. She is an attorney, sports executive, and former basketball player.more

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    • Age: age 56
    • Birthplace: Lakewood, New Jersey, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Lawyer
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    Victoria Bullett is an American former professional basketball player. She played for the Charlotte Sting and Washington Mystics in the WNBA, as well as for European and South American professional teams, the U.S. Olympic team, and the University of Maryland Terrapins. Bullett played at various times as ...more

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    • Age: age 48
    • Birthplace: Martinsburg, West Virginia, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Adrian Williams-Strong

    Adrian Williams-Strong is an American professional women's basketball player in the WNBA, currently a Free Agent. Born in Fresno, California, Williams attended college at University of Southern California and graduated in 1999. Following her collegiate career, she was selected as the 21st overall pick ...more

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    • Age: age 38
    • Birthplace: Fresno, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Marion Jones
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    Marion Lois Jones, also known as Marion Jones-Thompson, is an American former world champion track and field athlete, a former professional basketball player for Tulsa Shock in the WNBA. She won 3 gold medals at the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia, but was later stripped of the titles after ...more

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    • Age: age 40
    • Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player, Track and field athlete
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    Swin Cash
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    Swintayla Marie Cash, better known as Swin Cash, is an American WNBA player who plays for the New York Liberty. A prolific scorer and rebounder, as well as a capable ball handler and defender, she helped lead the University of Connecticut women's basketball team to national titles in 2000 and 2003. In ...more

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    • Age: age 36
    • Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
    • Credits: Bring It On: All or Nothing
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    Natalie Williams

    Natalie Williams was a professional basketball player in the Women's National Basketball Association.more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Long Beach, California, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Nikki McCray is an American former professional women's basketball player. She played in the Women's National Basketball Association for eight seasons. In 2008 after leaving the WNBA, McCray joined the coaching staff as an assistant coach for the University of South Carolina Gamecocks. A 5'11" guard ...more

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    • Age: age 44
    • Birthplace: Collierville, Tennessee, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Maylana Lynn Martin is an American former professional women's basketball player and currently a collegiate coach. Although born in Hawaii, she grew up in Southern California. She attended Perris High School, where she was a multi-sport athlete, being a four-year letterman in basketball, lettered for ...more

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    • Age: age 37
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Latasha Nashay Byears is a former American professional women's basketball player. She played in the WNBA for the Sacramento Monarchs, the Los Angeles Sparks, the Washington Mystics, and the for the Houston Comets. Byears ranked eighth all-time in the WNBA in field goal percentage and was among the top ...more

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    • Age: age 42
    • Birthplace: United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball player
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    Dawn Michelle Staley is an American basketball hall of fame player and coach. Staley is a three-time Olympian and was elected to carry the United States flag at the opening ceremony of the 2004 Summer Olympics. After winning the gold medal at the 1996 Summer Olympics, she went to play professionally in ...more

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    • Age: age 45
    • Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
    • Profession: Basketball Coach, Basketball player, Coach
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