10 Tallest Female Basketball Players in the History of WNBA [UPDATED 2021]
April 12, 2021 By Admin
WNBA, the best female basketball league in the world, already housed some of the great talents. Besides, it also showcased some of the tallest. All of them are way taller than even the best models in the world. And without wasting any time, here are the 10 Tallest Female Basketball Players in the History of the WNBA as of 2021.
All-Time Tallest Female Basketball Players in History on WNBA
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|3||Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage||6’8”|
|4||Lindsay Corine Taylor||6’8”|
|5||Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova||6’ 8”|
|6||Brittney Griner||6’ 8”|
|7||Katharen Ruth “Katie” Mattera||6’7.5”|
|8||Kara Wolters Drinan||6’ 7”|
|10||Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles||6’6”|
|11||Kara Liana Braxton||6’6”|
1. Malgorzata Dydek | 7’2”
Malgorzata Dydek height: 7 feet 2 inches.
Polish basketball player Malgorzata Dydek is the tallest woman in the history of basketball. She was measured at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m) tall. Born on 28 April 1974, she played for Connecticut Sun at the center position in WNBA.
She also served as a coach for the Northside Wizards in the Queensland Basketball League. She was died on 27 May 2011 due to a heart attack.
2. Zheng Haixia | 6’8.5”
Zheng Haixia height: 6 feet 8.5 inches.
The next name in the list of Tallest Female Basketball Players is the retired professional basketball player and a member of China women’s national basketball team, Zheng Haixia.
Standing at 6’8.5” Zheng Haixia also played for the Los Angeles Sparks in the WNBA.
3. Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage | 6’8”
Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage height: 6 feet 8 inches.
The Australian basketball player Elizabeth “Liz” Cambage is perhaps one of the Tallest Female Basketball Players in WNBA that are currently in action.
6 ft 8 in tall Elizabeth plays for the Tulsa Shock of the Women’s National Basketball Association since 2011.
4. Lindsay Corine Taylor | 6’8”
Lindsay Corine Taylor height: 6 feet 8 inches.
Another Tallest Female Basketball Players Lindsay Corine Taylor also stands at 6 ft 8 in. She is an American professional basketball player who has played in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), Turkish Women’s Basketball League, Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB), the WKBL, Polish Women’s League, and the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association (WCBA).
Currently, she plays in Angola’s women's basketball league, for Primeiro de Agosto. At a height of 6 ft and 8 in (2.03 m), she one of the Tallest Female Athletes in the world.
5. Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova | 6’ 8”
Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova height: 6 feet 8 inches.
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. At 6 feet 8 inches tall she is one of the tallest women in the WNBA.
She wears a size 15 (US) / 48 (EU) shoe. Though in the Russian national team, she has been overtaken by Ekaterina Lisina in being the Tallest Female Basketball Players.
6. Brittney Griner | 6’ 8”
Brittney Griner height: 6 feet 8 inches.
WNBA star Brittney Griner is an American professional basketball player currently playing as a women’s basketball 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.
Standing 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) tall, Griner wears a men’s US size 17 shoe and has an arm span of 86 in (2.2 m).
7. Katharen Ruth “Katie” Mattera | 6’7.5”
Katharen Ruth height: 6 feet 7.5 inches.
The former American professional basketball player Katharen Mattera is another entry in the list of the Tallest Female Basketball Players. At 6 feet 7.5 (2.02m) inches she is one of the tallest players in WNBA history.
Mattera was originally 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.
8. Kara Wolters Drinan | 6’ 7”
Kara Wolters Drinan height: 6 feet 7 inches.
Known as the “Big Girl”, Kara is a retired American collegiate and professional basketball player. Standing at six feet seven inches (2.01 m), she is the tallest player in the University of Connecticut women’s basketball history and one of the tallest women to ever play in the WNBA.
9. Carolyn Moos | 6’6”
Carolyn Moos height: 6 feet 6 inches.
Another member of the Tallest Female Basketball Players List is Carolyn Moos is an American professional basketball player. In WNBA she played for three teams the Phonix Mercury, Miami Sol, and Minnesota Lynx. Her height is measured at 6 feet six inches (1.98m).
10. Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles | 6’6”
Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles height: 6 feet 6 inches.
Female basketball player Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles is another tallest American female basketball player for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. Fowles, who joined the Lynx in July 2015, was MVP of the 2015 WNBA Finals. She is 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) tall and weighs 200 lbs.
Honorable Mention: Kara Liana Braxton | 6’6”
Kara Liana Braxton height: 6 feet 6 inches.
Basketball star Kara Braxton is another tallest woman at WNBA who stands at 6 feet 6 inches. She was formerly playing for the New York Liberty in the WNBA.
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