American Women Basketball Players

Throughout the history of basketball, there have been many American women basketball players who have made significant contribution to the field. The list includes many familiar and great American female basketball players such as Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Diana Taurasi, Lisa Leslie, Brittney Griner, Joanne McCarthy.

This ranking is based on an algorithm that combines various factors, including the votes of our users and search trends on the internet.

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 1 
Sue Bird
(Basketball player)

Sue Bird
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Birthdate: October 16, 1980
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Syosset, New York, United States
Sue Bird has won four WNBA championships with the Seattle Storm, four Olympic gold medals, two NCAA Championships with UConn, and four FIBA World Cups, thus becoming one of 11 women to win all four honors. Sue was voted one of the Top 15 Players of All Time by WNBA.

 2 
Candace Parker
(Basketball Player)

Candace Parker
9
Birthdate: April 19, 1986
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: St. Louis, Missouri, USA

 3 
Pat Summitt
(American women's college basketball head coach)

Pat Summitt
5
Birthdate: June 12, 1952
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Clarksville, Tennessee, United States
Died: June 28, 2016

 4 
Paige Bueckers
(Basketball player)

Paige Bueckers
7
Birthdate: October 20, 2001
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Edina, Minnesota, United States

 5 
Elena Delle Donne
(Basketball player)

Elena Delle Donne
8
Birthdate: September 5, 1989
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Wilmington, Delaware

 6 
Maya Moore
(Basketball player)

Maya Moore
3
Birthdate: June 11, 1989
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Jefferson City, Missouri, United States

 7 
Dawn Staley
(Basketball player)

Dawn Staley
7
Birthdate: May 4, 1970
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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 8 
Lisa Leslie
(Basketball player)

Lisa Leslie
7
Birthdate: July 7, 1972
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Compton, California, United States

 9 
Sabrina Ionescu
(Basketball player)

Sabrina Ionescu
3
Birthdate: December 6, 1997
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Walnut Creek, California, United States

 10 
Te'a Cooper
(Basketball player)

Te'a Cooper
12
Birthdate: April 16, 1997
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: New Jersey, United States

 11 
Cheryl Miller
(Basketball coach)

Cheryl Miller
4
Birthdate: January 3, 1964
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Riverside, California

 12 
Becky Hammon
(Basketball player)

Becky Hammon
4
Birthdate: March 11, 1977
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Rapid City, South Dakota, United States

 13 
Breanna Stewart
(Basketball player)

Breanna Stewart
4
Birthdate: August 27, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Syracuse, New York, USA

 14 
Skylar Diggins-Smith
(Basketball player)

Skylar Diggins-Smith
8
Birthdate: August 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: South Bend, Indiana, United States

 15 
Jade Cargill
(Professional wrestler, Basketball player)

Jade Cargill
2
Birthdate: June 3, 1992
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Vero Beach, Florida, United States

 16 
Brittney Griner
(Basketball player)

Brittney Griner
4
Birthdate: October 18, 1990
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Houston, Texas, United States

 17 
Kelsey Plum
(Basketball player)

Kelsey Plum
4
Birthdate: August 24, 1994
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Poway, California, United States

 18 
Rebecca Lobo
(Basketball player)

Rebecca Lobo
3
Birthdate: October 6, 1973
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Hartford, Connecticut

 19 
Marion Jones
(Athlete)

Marion Jones
8
Birthdate: October 12, 1975
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

Marion Jones became the first female athlete to win five track and field medals in a single Olympic game. She was, however, stripped of all her Olympic medals after she admitted to using steroids. She also spent 6 months in jail for being involved in a check-fraud case.

 20 
Joanne McCarthy
(Basketball player)

Joanne McCarthy
4
Birthdate: October 26, 1974
Sun Sign: Scorpio

 21 
Kim Mulkey
(Basketball coach)

Kim Mulkey
4
Birthdate: May 17, 1962
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Santa Ana, California, United States

 22 
Sheryl Swoopes
(Basketball player)

Sheryl Swoopes
6
Birthdate: March 25, 1971
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Brownfield, Texas, United States

 23 
Tamika Catchings
(Basketball player)

Tamika Catchings
5
Birthdate: July 21, 1979
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Stratford, New Jersey, United States

 24 
A'ja Wilson
(Basketball player)

A'ja Wilson
5
Birthdate: August 8, 1996
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Hopkins, South Carolina, United States

 25 
Chiney Ogwumike
(Basketball player)

Chiney Ogwumike
4
Birthdate: March 21, 1992
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States

 26 
Nneka Ogwumike
(Basketball player)

Nneka Ogwumike
6
Birthdate: July 2, 1990
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Tomball, Texas, United States

 27 
Glory Johnson
(Basketball player)

Glory Johnson
6
Birthdate: July 27, 1990
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States

 28 
Nancy Lieberman
(American basketball player)

Nancy Lieberman
3
Birthdate: July 1, 1958
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States

 29 
Lindsay Whalen
(Basketball coach)

Lindsay Whalen
4
Birthdate: May 9, 1982
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Hutchinson, Minnesota, United States

 30 
Cheryl Ford
(Basketball player)

Cheryl Ford
5
Birthdate: June 6, 1981
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Homer, Louisiana, United States

 31 
Pamela McGee
(Basketball player)

Pamela McGee
5
Birthdate: December 1, 1962
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Flint, Michigan, United States

 32 
Sylvia Fowles
(Basketball player)

Sylvia Fowles
4
Birthdate: October 6, 1985
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Miami, Florida, United States

 33 
Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
(Basketball Player)

Cynthia Cooper-Dyke
6
Birthdate: April 14, 1963
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Chicago, Illinois, United States

 34 
Katie Lou Samuelson
(Basketball player)

Katie Lou Samuelson
4
Birthdate: June 13, 1997
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Huntington Beach, California, United States

 35 
Tara VanDerveer
(Basketball coach)

Tara VanDerveer
4
Birthdate: June 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Melrose, Massachusetts, United States

 36 
Lauren Hill
(Basketball player)

Lauren Hill
4
Birthdate: October 1, 1995
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Greendale, Indiana, United States
Died: April 10, 2015

 37 
Tamera Young
(Basketball player)

Tamera Young
5
Birthdate: October 30, 1986
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Wilmington, North Carolina, United States

 38 
Maura Healey
(Politician)

Maura Healey
4
Birthdate: February 8, 1971
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Bethesda, Maryland, United States

 39 
Swin Cash
(Basketball player)

Swin Cash
5
Birthdate: September 22, 1979
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: McKeesport, Pennsylvania, United States

Former basketball player Swin Cash is known for 15-season stint with the Women's National Basketball Association. Now the VP of New Orleans Pelicans, the 3-time WNBA champion is also a self-proclaimed Boy Mom to her two sons. She is the first Black woman to hold a basketball operation executive position.

 40 
Monica Wright
(Basketball coach)

Monica Wright
6
Birthdate: July 15, 1988
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: San Antonio, Texas, United States

 41 
Heather Burge
(Basketball player)

Heather Burge
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States

 42 
Kara Lawson
(Basketball coach)

Kara Lawson
3
Birthdate: February 14, 1981
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

 43 
Azzi Fudd
(Basketball player)

Azzi Fudd
3
Birthdate: November 11, 2002
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Fairfax, Virginia, United States

 44 
Tina Thompson
(Basketball coach)

Tina Thompson
5
Birthdate: February 10, 1975
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States

 45 
Heidi Burge
(Basketball player)

Heidi Burge
4
Birthdate: November 11, 1971
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Harbor City, Los Angeles, California, United States

 46 
Anna Wilson
(Basketball player)

Anna Wilson
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Birthdate: July 12, 1997
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States

 47 
Tina Charles
(Basketball player)

Tina Charles
5
Birthdate: December 5, 1988
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Jamaica, New York, United States

 48 
Kysre Gondrezick
(Basketball player)

Kysre Gondrezick
1
Birthdate: July 27, 1997
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Benton Harbor, Michigan, United States

 49 
Lusia Harris
(Basketball player)

Lusia Harris
8
Birthdate: February 10, 1955
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Minter City, Mississippi, United States

 50 
Stefanie Dolson
(Basketball player)

Stefanie Dolson
3
Birthdate: January 8, 1992
Sun Sign: Capricorn
Birthplace: Port Jervis, New York, United States