WNBA Basketball is the best female basketball league in the world, it already has some of the great talented individuals. Besides, it also showcased some of the tallest players in the world. All of them are way taller than even the best models in the world.
So, today we have compiled a list of some of tallest female basketball players in the WNBA.
Astou Ndour-Fall – 6feet 5inches
Astou Ndour-Fall is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Reyer Venezia in the Italian Women’s Basketball League. She represents the Spanish National Basketball team.
Astou Ndour has played for 8 seasons in the WNBA for three different teams (San Antonio Silver Stars, Chicago Sky, and Dallas Wings).
She is considered as one of the best and most reliable players in the WNBA. She was a second round draft pick of the San Antonio Silver Stars in 2014.
Despite not scoring big numbers on the stat sheet, she knew how to exploit opponents defence with her passing ability and high vertical leaps.
She has won one gold, one silver and two bronze medals with the Spanish National Basketball team.
She won the FIBA Europe Young Women’s Player of the Year Award in 2013.
She won the Turkish Presidents Cup winner (2014) and the Turkish Cup winner in 2015.
Astou Ndour-Fall is probably one of the tallest female basketball player in the WNBA.
Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles – 6 feet 6inches
Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles is an American former professional basketball player. Fowles played for the Chicago Sky and Minnesota Lynx during her career in the WNBA. She is one of the top 10 tallest female basketball players in the WNBA.
She won the WNBA MVP Award in 2017 and the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year award four times (2011, 2013, 2016, 2021).
She led the Lynx to win the WNBA Championship in 2015 and 2017, and she was named the MVP of the WNBA Finals both times.
In 2020, Fowles overtook Rebekkah Brunson to become the reigning WNBA career rebound leader.
She is also the third player to dunk in an WNBA All Star game in the 2009 all star game.
She is a two time Europe SuperCup winner. She also won the EuroLeague champion.
Fowles is a two time WNBA Champion and has won the Defensive player of the year four times. She also lead the league in overall field goal percent nine times in the last five seasons, and is fourth all time in blocks.
Fowles also played in the Turkish women’s basketball league for three seasons, where she won the Turkish Cup three times.
She won the WNBA All-Star eight times (2009, 2011, 2013, 2017–2019, 2021, 2022), she also won WNBA Peak Performer three times.
She was awarded the SEC Player of the Year in 2008. She won the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award in 2022.
She also won 4 Olympic Gold medals with the U.S national team.
With a height of 6feet 6inches, Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles is probably one of the tallest female basketball players to play in the WNBA. She is also the 9th tallest female basketball player.
Carolyn Moos – 6 feet 6inches
Next up on the list of the tallest female basketball players we have, Carolyn Moos is an American former collegiate and professional basketball player. She is one of the top 10 tallest female basketball players in the WNBA history.
Moos won a gold medal playing for the United States national team in the Junior Olympics traveling to Frankfurt, Slovakia, Brazil and Chetumal.
She also won one silver medal in 1996 U18 Chetumal, Mexico for the National team.
She started playing professional basketball after completing her B.A. at Stanford. In the WNBA she played for Miami Sol (2002).
In WNBA, she played for three teams the Phonix Mercury, Miami Sol, and Minnesota Lynx.
Moos has an M.A. from USC and is a nutritional consultant and personal trainer.
At 6feet 6inches tall, she is one of the tallest WNBA players in the WNBA.
Kara Wolters Drinan – 6 feet 7inches
Kara Elizabeth Wolters is a retired American collegiate and professional basketball player and a current sports broadcaster.
Standing at 6 feet 7 inches tall, she’s nicknamed “Big Girl,” she is the tallest player in University of Connecticut women’s basketball history and one of the tallest female basketball players to ever play in the WNBA. She was a very dominant player due to her massive height and built.
During her playing career, she was an NCAA national champion (1995), FIBA world champion (1998), WNBA champion (1999), and Olympic champion (2000) becoming one of 11 women with those accolades.
She also won AP College Player of the Year in 1997. She was awarded the Big East Player of the Year in 1997.
She is also a two time Big East tournament Most Outstanding Player (1995, 1996).
Kara Wolters Dinan is one of the tallest basketball player in the WNBA.
Wolters was selected by the Houston Comets in the third round (36th overall) during the 1999 WNBA Draft and subsequently in the 2000 Expansion Draft by Indiana Fever.
Wolters was traded to the Sacramento Monarchs for the 14th pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft on April 11, 2001. Wolters continued to play for the Monarchs until May 20, 2003, when she was released.
In her four-year WNBA career, Wolters averaged 50 percent in field goal shooting, 75 percent in free throw shooting, 3.2 rebounds per game, and 6.5 points per game
Wolters was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team during the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia.
She also won one gold and one bronze medal with the U.S national basketball team in the World Cups in (1994,1998).
She also won one gold and one silver medal playing in the University of Connecticut in 1997 and 1995.
She ranks second among all-time USA World Championship competitors for the most blocked shots (11).
Wolters is one of only 12 women to receive a Gold Medal in the Olympics, an NCAA championship, and a WNBA Championship.
Wolters was inducted into the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame in 2017.
After taking retirement from basketball, Wolters is currently working as a sports broadcaster.
Katharen Ruth “Katie” Mattera – 6Feet 7.5Inches
Katharen Ruth Mattera is an American college basketball coach and former player for the Women’s National Basketball Association. Mattera is one of the tallest players in WNBA history.
At 6 feet 7.5 inches tall, she is the eighth-tallest person to have played professionally in the WNBA history.
She was born on 17 November 1982k, Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States. She began playing basketball from quite a young age. Her height helped her to flourish in the basketball court.
Katharen Ruth Katie Mattera was born in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Mattera went on to star on the women’s basketball team while attending Liberty University, where she majored in physical education.
She was a three-time Big South Conference Player of the Year, a Wade Trophy, John R. Wooden and Naismith Award nominee. She also became the Big South Conference’s all-time shot-blocker on February 14, 2005. Feenstra was the tallest player in Liberty University and South Big Conference history. She also became the South Big Conference all time leading shot-blocker.
Later, She finished her career at Liberty as one of only two players in NCAA history to lead the nation in field-goal percentage in back-to-back seasons (2004, 2005)
She is one of the tallest female basketball players in the Women’s national basketball association (WNBA) with a massive height of 6feet 5inches.
Katharen Ruth Katie Mattera was selected by the Connecticut Sun on April 16, 2005, during the 2005 WNBA Draft, but was quickly traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars in exchange for the Silver Stars’ player Margo Dydek (the tallest player in the WNBA).
On September 14, 2005, she was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team.
On February 22, 2007, She was traded to the Detroit Shock in exchange for Ruth Riley.
On February 6, 2008, she was selected in the expansion draft by the Atlanta Dream.
Katharen played for several teams in the WNBA but her last WNBA team was Chicago Sky, she played for them in the 2009 season.
On November 5, 2019, Katharen Ruth Katie Mattera was named assistant women’s basketball coach at Liberty University. Her fir job was as a head coach at Cornerstone University. She served for six years.
She is one of the tallest female basketball players.
Brittney Griner – 6Feet 8Inches
Next up one the list of one of the tallest female basketball player, Brittney Griner.
Brittney Yevette Griner is an American professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association currently imprisoned in Russia.
The female basketball player, Brittney was born on 18 October 1990, she was unusually tall from her childhood days. She then decided to become a professional basketball player.
She p layed college basketball for the Baylor Lady Bears in Waco, Texas.
She is currently playing as a center with the Phoenix Mercury of the WNBA. She was the first NCAA basketball player ever to score 2,000 points and block 500 shots.
In 2012, she was named the AP Player of the Year and the Most Outstanding Player of the Final Four.
Griner is one of 11 women to receive an Olympic gold medal, an NCAA championship, a FIBA World Cup gold medal and a WNBA championship.
She also played in the Russian Basketball League where she became the Russian National League champion three time (2015-2017). She was also the Russian Cup winner (2017).
She is also a two time Wade Trophy Player of the Year (2012, 2013) winner. She became the EuroLeague champion (2016, 2018, 2019, 2021) four times.
She also won Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year four times (2010–2013). She won the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Award (2014, 2015) two times.
In 2009, Griner was named the nation’s No. 1 high school women’s basketball player by Rivals.com. She was selected to the 2009 Phoenix Mercury All-American basketball team.
In 2012, she received the Best Female Athlete ESPY Award. In 2013, Griner signed an massive endorsement deal with Nike.
National team career:
In 2016, she played for the U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team at the Summer Olympics and earned her first Olympic gold medal as they beat Spain 101–72 in the final, becoming one of 11 players who have earned an Olympic gold medal, FIBA World Cup gold medal, WNBA title, and NCAA title.
Griner was selected for her second Olympics in 2021, where she won her second gold medal with U.S National team.
With an massive height of 6feet 7inches tall, Brittney Griner is one of the tallest female basketball players in the WNBA history.
Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova – 6Feet 8Inches
Basketball star Maria Stepanova is a Russian professional and Olympic basketball player. In the United States, she played for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. She is one of the top 10 tallest female basketball player in the WNBA.
At 6 feet 8 inches tall, she is the fifth tallest female basketball player in the WNBA.
The WNBA player, Stepanova has won two bronze medals in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics for the Russian Basketball National team.
She wears a size 15 (US) / 48 (EU) shoe. Although in the Russian national team she has been overtaken by Ekaterina Lisina for being the tallest female basketball player.
Lindsay Corine Taylor – 6Feet 8Inches
Lindsay Corine Taylor is an former American professional female basketball player. She played in the WNBA, KBSL, LFB, WKBL, Polish Women’s League, WCBA, and Angola Women’s Basketball League. A very experienced player, she also played professionally overseas in 13 basketball seasons.
Standing 6 feet 8 inches tall, she usually played the center position (normally the tallest player on the team). She was one of the tallest WNBA players in the WNBA.
Lindsay Corine Taylor won the Big West Player of the Year (2001). Big West tournament MVP (2001–2004)
She also won the Big West Freshman of the Year (2001).
She is the All-time leading scorer, leader in blocks and field goal percentage in UC Santa Barbara history.
She won one silver medal with the U.S National team in the Pan American Games in 2003 Dominica Republic. Lindsay Corine Taylor was one of the tallest female basketball player to play in the WNBA.
Lindsay Corine Taylor currently works as a assistant coach for the Hamilton High School.
Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage – 6 Feet 8 Inches
Elizabeth Folake Cambage is an Australian professional basketball player who last played for the Los Angeles Sparks of the Women’s National Basketball Association. She was probably one of the tallest WNBA players to play in the entire league.
Cambage is perhaps one of the tallest female basketball players in the WNBA that are currently. She is one of the top 10 tallest female basketball players in the WNBA.
Liz Cambage currently holds the WNBA single-game scoring record with her 53-point performance against the New York Liberty on 17 July 2018
The female basketball player, Elizabeth has played for the Tulsa Shock of the Women’s Basketball Association in 2011.
The tall women, Elizabeth has played for the Australia national team, the Opals, between 2009 and 2021, winning a gold medal in the 2018 Commonwealth Games, silver in the 2018 World Cup, and bronze in the 2012 Olympics.
She also won the WNBA Peak Performer in 2018. She also made into the WNBA All-Rookie Team 2011.
Liz Cambage is a two time WNBL Champion (2011, 2020), She also won the WNBL MVP in 2011.
On August 15, 2022, announced her retirement from the WNBA. Her retirement came three weeks after she was released by the Los Angeles Sparks.
With a massive height of 6feet 8inches Elizabeth Liz Cambage was one of the top 10 tallest female basketball players in the WNBA basketball history.
Zheng Haixia – 6Feet 8.5inches
Zheng Haixia is a retired Chinese professional women’s basketball player for the China women’s national basketball team and the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA).
She began playing basketball at the young age of 12 and was selected by the Wuhan Army club team one year later. In 1983, she entered the national team.
Standing at 6feet 8.5inches tall, Zheng Haixia also played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA.
In 1997 Haixia received the Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award becoming the first Asian woman as well as international player to win any award in the WNBA. She led the WNBA in field goal percentage at .618.
Zheng Haixia has won one gold medal represting the Chinese Basketball National team in the 1986 Asian games.
She has also won one silver and one bronze medal in the Olympic games in 1992 and 1984.
She also won one silver medal in the FIBA World Championship in 1994 Australia.
At the end of 1998, she returned to China and began to coach the PLA women’s team. She is currently a coach in China.
Zheng Haixia was one of the tallest WNBA player in the WNBA history.
Malgorzata Dydek – 7feet 2inches
Last on the list we have is the tallest WNBA player, Małgorzata Dydek was a Polish professional basketball player. Standing 7 ft 2 in tall, she was famous for being the tallest professional female basketball player in the world.
Dydek played center position for several NBA team in the WNBA and was also a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League.
She began playing basketball professionally in 1998 for the San Antonio Silver Stars. She played six seasons for them before moving to Connecticut Sun in 2005.
After spending two seasons with the Connecticut Sun, she moved to Los Angeles Sparks in 2008 and played one season there.
She was awarded the Polish gold cross for her achievements and success in the Female Basketball world.
She was the La Gazzetta dello Sport’s European Female Basketball Player of the Year (1999). She was also the Poland’s Sports Woman of the Year.
She is a two time WNBA All-Star (2003, 2006). She is a eight time WNBA blocks leader (1998–2003, 2006, 2007).
Dydek was also inducted into the FIBA Hall of fame 2019
Shs is the tallest WNBA female basketball player to ever play in the WNBA.
She also served as a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League.
She sadly passed away on 27 May 2011 due to a heart attack. She will always be remembered as the best female basketball players to ever play.
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