10 Tallest Female Basketball Players in the History of WNBA [UPDATED 2020]

November 5, 2020 By Admin


10 Tallest Female Basketball Players in the History of WNBA [UPDATED 2020]

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 WNBA as of February 2020.

All-Time Tallest Female Basketball Players in History on WNBA

Rank Player Name Height
1 Malgorzata Dydek 7’2”
2 Zheng Haixia 6’8.5”
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”
9 Carolyn Moos 6’6”
10 Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles 6’6”
11 Kara Liana Braxton 6’6”

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1. Malgorzata Dydek | 7’2”

Malgorzata Dydek height: 7 feet 2 inches.

Malgorzata Dydek, Tallest WNBA Player
Malgorzata Dydek, Tallest WNBA player

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.

Zheng Haixia, Tallest WNBA Player
Zheng Haixia, Tallest WNBA player

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.

Elizabeth “Liz” basketball, Tallest WNBA player

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.

Lindsay Corine Taylor, Tallest WNBA Player
Lindsay Corine Taylor, Tallest WNBA player

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 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.

Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova, Tallest WNBA Player
Maria Alexandrovna Stepanova, Tallest WNBA player

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.

Brittney Griner, Tallest Basketball Player
Brittney Griner, Tallest Basketball player

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.

Katharen Ruth “Katie” Mattera, Tallest Basketball player

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.

Kara Wolters Drinan, Tallest Basketball Player
Kara Wolters Drinan, Tallest Basketball player

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.

Carolyn Moos, Tallest Basketball Player
Carolyn Moos, Tallest Basketball player

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.

Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles, Tallest Basketball Player
Sylvia Shaqueria Fowles, Tallest Basketball player

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.

Kara Liana Braxton, Tallest Basketball Player
Kara Liana Braxton, Tallest Basketball player

Basketball star Kara Braxton is another tallest woman at WNBA stands at 6 feet 6 inches. She was formerly playing for the New York Liberty in the WNBA.

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  1. Rosalyn
    Rosalyn May 30, 2019 13:45

    Ma?gorzata Dydek (28 April 1974 – 27 May 2011), known as Margo Dydek in the United States, was a Polish professional basketball player . Standing 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m ...

  2. Heidi
    Heidi June 23, 2019 11:56

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  3. Anisa
    Anisa August 12, 2019 04:42

    Woooooow??????

  4. Will Crotty
    Will Crotty April 20, 2020 13:34

    Alison Bales is 6'7" and played for 5 or 6 years.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das April 21, 2020 01:29

      Thanks for the suggestion. We will surely consider her in our next update.
      And, thanks for visiting our sports blog!

  5. Sidney Pelton
    Sidney Pelton August 10, 2020 23:05

    Hello, my friend! I want to say that this article is amazing, nice written and include almost all vital infos. I’d like to see more posts like this.

    1. Sourav Das
      Sourav Das August 11, 2020 00:59

      Thanks for the appreciation, mate!

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