The Women’s National Basketball Association, or the WNBA for short, is a professional basketball league in America. The league was founded in 1996 and currently has 12 teams. While it may not be as well known or as famous as the NBA, the women who play for the league are just as talented, some even more then the most famous male athletes. Which is why we put together a list of, not just the most gorgeous women on the court, but also the most talented. Take a look!
That’s right, we’re kicking off our list with one of the most gorgeous WNBA players out there. Besides her drop dead gorgeous looks, Diggins is also equally talented. She was drafted third in the 2013 draft. Also, she was incredible during her time at Norte Dame before she went onto the Dallas Wings.
The Belarusian superstar, Yelena Leuchanka, played for Atlanta Dream and played for UMMC Ekaterinburg in the Russian Superleague. At just 33 years of age, she isn’t about to slow down.
This all-star’s career became dominate in 2006 when she lead the Australian national team win a Gold Medal. For 19 impressive years, Taylor played for the Phoenix Mercury where she won three championships. While she may be retired now at age 35, she is one of the greats.
She’s currently dominating the court at Atlanta Dream but she started out as Carter the 28th overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft by the Chicago Sky. Carter played college ball at Texas A&M University and she helped the Aggies win the NCAA title during her junior year. Not bad.
If you know anything about the WNBA then you know that Sue Bird is a big deal. So far, she’s a 2x champion, a 9x All Star, and one of the top 15 players in WNBA history. Bird is also one of 9 women to win an Olympic Gold Medal.
Taylor Lilley started off with a bang as she was a 4-year letterman at the University of Oregon. Although she was undrafted in 2010, she would be picked for a year to play with the Phoenix Mercury. Lilley is currently the assistant women’s basketball coach at The Master’s College in Newhall, California, a small NAIA powerhouse.
This 5’8 point guard for the Indiana Fever has a killer smile and rock hard abs everyone dreams of. In 2012, January was Fever’s third-leading scorer which was her all-time best record.
Candace Wiggins may be retired now but was was the all time leading scorer in Pac 10 women’s basketball and an absolute dream on the court in the WNBA. Moreover, Wiggins spent September 2013 and November 2014, traveling to Nicaragua and Chile as a SportsUnited Sports Envoy for the U.S. Department of State.
Jackson makes our list all from down under! Before she started her WNBA career, impressively at age 14, she made the Australian under-20 team, and she was first called up to the Australian Women’s National Basketball Team at just 16 years old. Then in 2001 she was drafted as the #1 overall pick by Seattle Storm. Jackson ranks among the top WNBA players and we totally get it, she’s insanely talented.
Renee Montgomery is something of a star in Connecticut as she was instrumental for the Huskies championship win. In 2009, she was drafted fourth overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx, but a year later, was traded to the Connecticut Sun.
This Australian superstar played in the WNBA for Connecticut Sun, Indiana Fever, Phoenix Mercury and Los Angeles Sparks. Phillips was a member of the Australia women’s national basketball team, and as a member of the team, won a silver medal at the 2008 Summer Olympics and then a gold medal at the 2006 FIBA World Championship for Women. She also posed in her lingerie in the magazine, Alpha.
As a free agent, Lacy has made her mark in the WNBA. Playing as a forward for Phoenix Mercury, Atlanta Dream, Tulsa Shock and currently Los Angeles Sparks. Did we mention she’s extremely nice and beautiful to boot?
This American-Australian pro basketball player is a little legend. Mitchell was drafted 25th overall by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2008 WNBA Draft. She was born and grew up in the United States, but she became a naturalized Australian citizen in 2014 and represented the Australian national team in the 2016 Olympics.
Cash may be retired now but she will always be remembered as a prolific scorer and rebounder, and as a capable ball handler and defender. Cash helped lead the University of Connecticut women’s basketball team to national titles in 2000 and 2002. During her second WNBA season, she led the Detroit Shock to their first ever WNBA title. Not bad. Then in 2015, Cash was named a studio analyst for MSG Networks covering Knicks pre- and post-games including the weekly coaches show.
Sandrine Gruda is a French professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Sparks. Gruda also plays as the center position for Fenerbahçe Istanbul in the Turkish Superleague. At the London 2012 Olympic Game, Gruda played for the French Olympic team as a center.
Kayte Christensen played for Phoenix Mercury, Houston Comets, Phoenix Mercury, and Chicago Sky as a pretty good forward. However due to some reoccurring back injuries, she played some ball overseas before eventually retiring. She went on to be a women’s basketball color analyst for ESPN and ESPNU, a social media correspondent for the Phoenix Suns, and a social media engagement producer for The Arizona Republic. Did we mention she’s damn good looking?
Where do we begin, Diana Taurasi is incredibly talented! In her career, Taurasi has won three WNBA championships, the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award, two WNBA Finals MVP Awards, four Olympic gold medals, five scoring titles, and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award (2004). Taurasi was selected to seven WNBA All-Star teams and nine All-WNBA teams. She is only one of 9 women to win an Olympic Gold Medal, an NCAA Championship, and a WNBA Championship. Fans voted her as one of the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time in 2011.
In her WNBA career, Parker won an WNBA championship, two WNBA Most Valuable Player Awards, an WNBA All-Star Game MVP, two Olympic gold medals, and the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award. Parker was also selected to six All-WNBA teams and three All-Star teams. Parker was also a guest star on various Nickelodeon Shows, such as Figure It Out and Nicky, Ricky, Dicky and Dawn. Parker was the first player to win the Rookie of the Year and the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. Impressive.
Lister worked her a** off in her collegiate career, and she even returned to be an assistant coach at the University of Connecticut. She actually only played a single year in the WNBA, appearing in 7 games, but then again, she is really gorgeous.
Back in 2006, Jackson played for the San Jose Spiders of the National Women’s Basketball League. She also played for the Turkish basketball league’s team “Burhaniye Belediyespor”. In January 2008 she joined the Polish team “Finepharm AZS KK Jelenia Góra” and not long after that, she signed with Atlanta, as she failed to make it to the WNBA in her first three post-college season. Jackson also works as a model, makes sense.
Elena Delle Donne
Currently, Elena Delle Donne is the shooting guard / small forward for Chicago Sky and she’s averaging about 20 points in a game so we’re pretty sure she’s got a long career ahead of her. As a rookie, she made her mark as an extraordinary talent as she scored 22 points in her debut AND she led all the players in votes for the 2013 WNBA All-Star Game, which was the first time a rookie has done so in league history.
Currently, Hammon is the assistant coach for the San Antonio Spurs of the NBA but during her WNBA career, she played for the San Antonio Stars and New York Liberty. Hammon is a 6× WNBA All-Star, the WNBA’s Top 15 Players of All Time, and her No. 25 shirt was retired by San Antonio Stars. Those are just a small list of all her incredible achievements.