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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?"
Maya Moore is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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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

Age: 27

Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States of America

Also Ranked

#99 on The Best Female Athletes of All Time

#2 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

#1 on The Best Current WNBA Players

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Becky Hammon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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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

Age: 40

Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States of America

Also Ranked

#78 on The All-Time Greatest NBA Coaches

#15 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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Candace Parker is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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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 ...more

Age: 30

Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, United States of America

Also Ranked

#3 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

#2 on The Best Current WNBA Players

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Sheryl Swoopes is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Female Basketball Players
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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. ...more

Age: 46

Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States of America

Also Ranked

#6 on The Top WNBA Players of All Time

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