Top 20 Tallest WNBA Players Right Now

Just as intense physical strength and muscle development are to MMA, a steady center of gravity to football, height is one of the core rudiments for success in basketball.

Some of the tallest WNBA players are among the most successful in the league and the insanely tallest individuals on the planet.

Though founded over half a century later than its male counterpart, the WNBA has excelled at replicating the success of the NBA in making the basketball league a bevy of exhilarating talents.

These talents, in the course of the decades the league has been in existence, have brought the same cheers and thrills witnessed in male role basketball into female basketball.

Aside from the enormous media attention, the number of teams, and the difference in age, the WNBA and NBA measure on par, at least to an extent.

But one exciting fact common to both leagues, which also defines the degree of success and competitiveness witnessed is an incredible height.

We scour through the players scattered across the 15 WNBA teams to present the 20 tallest stars.

The Tallest WNBA Players

20. DeWanna Bonner

Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Team: Connecticut Sun
Position: Shooting guard/ Small Foward

A top basketball player since her high school career, DeWanna Bonner has been consistently regarded as one of the best among her peers as far back as her high school years.

In college, Bonner was equally phenomenal as she was included in the US youth team and was victorious at multiple tournaments such as the FIBA Under-21 World Championship for Women.

In 2009, her final year of college basketball, Bonner was in top form, and she was named a National Player of the Year finalist and SEC Player of the year.

Her maximum performance made her a top draft in the 2009 WNBA Draft, where she was drafted as the fifth overall pick by the Phoenix Suns.

She was in excellent form as she led the Suns to the WNBA Championship in her debut season.

Since then, she had added one more Championship ring to her honors, making her one of the most outstanding stars for the Phoenix Suns.

19. Candace Parker

Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Team: Los Angels Sparks
Position: Center/Power Forward/Guard

Born into a basketball-loving family, Candace Parker had so many ties to the games that she already knew she would venture into professional basketball before the WNBA was formed.

This comes as no surprise as her father was a basketball player in college, and her family was devoted supporters of the Chicago Bulls.

With that, a basketball-loving family and Michael Jordan to look up to, Candace Parker was unstoppable in her quest to make it to the apex point in female basketball, and she did.

Right from her early years, her talents were never in doubt, as with her increasing height, Candace Parker kept the incandescent glow of her success illuminating. 

As she increased in height, her success likewise increased as evidenced by the various laurels she has accumulated right from her high school days to her WNBA career.

These awards include the Gatorade Female Basketball Player of the Year Award, her two-time WNBA Championship, and Finals MVP awards, and lots more.  

18. Tina Charles

Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Team: Phoenix Mercury
Position: Center

One of the most formidable stars in the WNBA, Tina Charles, is a name many recognize and greatly love.

Widely recognized in the basketball scene in Europe and North America, Tina Charles boasts of an impressive wealth of experience she has accrued in playing not only in the WNBA but also in Europe.

A talented star right from her childhood, Charles was the leading figure in her high school’s undefeated basketball campaign in 2006 as well as in her college basketball team.

In 2010, Tina Charles turned pro in 2010 and was selected as the draft’s first pick by the Connecticut Sun.

Tina Charles was in great form in her first season in the WNBA, creating impressive records and going on to win the Rookie of the Year award.

Charles was in impressive form in her years with the Connecticut Suns, and in 2012, after becoming the fastest star in the WNBA to record 900, 1000, and 1,100 rebounds, she was awarded the WNBA MVP award.

In 2014, she was traded to the New York Liberty, where she remained until her 2020 trade to the Washington Mystics.

17. Breanna Stewart

Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Team: Seattle Storm
Position: Power Forward

From an early age, Breanna Stewart had an impressive height that made her every basketball coach’s dream player.

With an impressive height and incredible wingspan, Breanna Stewart was the star figure in her high school basketball squad.

Her top-rated basketball skills became evident to the world, particularly in 2012 when she emerged as the 2012 Naismith High School Girls’ Player of the Year.

She also won the Gatorade National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award.

In College, she was incredibly successful which made her one of the most sought stars ahead of the 2016 WNBA Draft 

In 2016, Breanna Stewart was selected by the Seattle Storm as the first overall pick of the 2016 WNBA Draft.

As soon as she arrived in the league, her impressive talents made her the indubitable choice for the WNBA Rookie of the Year Award.

She continued in impressive form, and in the 2018 season, her superior talents once more stood out as she led the Seattle Storm to claim the 2018 WNBA title.

She also received the 2018 WNBA Finals MVP and WNBA MVP awards.

After a season-long battle with injuries, she soon returned to action and continued in the excellent standard form. 

16. A’ja Wilson

Height: 6 feet 4 inches
Team: Las Vegas Aces
Position: Small Forward

 While height did give A’ja Wilson an edge over her contemporaries in the league, her talents made her make her mark and a fan favorite in the WNBA.

Right from high school, the unique skills of A’ja Wilson were so incredible that she won the National High School player of the year in 2014.

A highly sought-after prospect, Wilson settled for the University of South Carolina and, in her first year, was the SEC Freshman of the year.

Wilson was even more impressive in her second year in college as she led the Gamecocks to win the National Championship and the tournament’s Most Outstanding Player.

In 2018 she opted for the WNBA Draft and was selected as the first overall pick by the Las Vegas Aces.

Wilson was in great form as she won the Rookie of the year award. Her second season in the league saw her make it to the WNBA semifinals, where the Aces were defeated by the Washington Mystics.

In 2020, she led the Aces to the WNBA Finals but faced defeat and parted with a consolatory WNBA Finals MVP.

Since then, Wilson has been in incredible form and itching to win a WNBA Championship. 

15. Awak Kuier

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: Dallas Wings
Position: Forward

Fresh to the NBA, Finnish star Awak Kuier probably attracted lots of attention on her NBA debut, assume is considerably taller than most of the stars in the league.

A fan of Candace Parker, Awak Kuier began playing organized basketball at the age of 11 after watching videos of Candace Parker in her early years.

She progressed through the years, and her rapid development in height attracted American universities who wanted to sign her.

However, the seemingly irresistible offer was turned down by Awak Kuier, who chose to play professionally for the Italian side, Passalacqua Ragus.

In 2021, 20-year-old Awak Kuier decided it was time to compete on the biggest basketball stage in the world and thus entered the 2021 WNBA Draft.

She was selected as the second overall pick by the Dallas Wings.

Since then, her speed has earned her lots of fans, who are thrilled at the prospect of the young, energetic star leading the Wings’ attacks, and someday to the WNA title.

14. Theresa Plaisance

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: Los Angeles Aces
Position: Power Forward

A seasoned star in the WNBA, Theresa Plaisance’s name may not be widely known as most of her counterparts on the list, but her height makes her a daring figure for most players in the league.

Born to a family with a keen interest in basketball, Theresa Plaisance had always been interested in basketball.

She progressed through the years to become a fine figure in the league.

After playing for four years for Louisiana State University, Theresa Plaisance entered the 2014 WNBA Draft and was selected in the third round as the 27th overall pick of the draft by the Tulsa Shock.

She soon debuted in the league but soon left the Shocks for the Dallas Wings.

After years with the Wings, she moved to the Connecticut Sun in 2019, where she had a brief stint before going on to the Washington Mystics in 2021.

In 2022, she moved to the Las Vegas Aces, where she currently plays.

13. Stefanie Dolson

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: New York Liberty
Position: Center

One of the most gifted centers in the league, her impressive height has been integral to the success she has enjoyed not only in the WNBA but in the lead-up to her success in the league.

From her days in high school, Stefanie Dolson’s height has made her a star figure, earning her McDonald’s High School All-American honor.

In college, she was one of the factors which made her stand out. She was particularly impressive in her junior and senior years where she helped the UConn Huskies to the 2013 National Championship.

Dolson was the star figure in her senior year. She championed the Huskies on a 40-0 undefeated run to win the NCAA title and claimed multiple individual awards.

She was selected as the 6th overall pick of the 2014 WNBA Draft by the Washington Mystics.

Dolson did not attain the success she desired in her first two years in the league.

However in 2017, she was traded to the Chicago Sky, and in 2021 she was integral in helping the franchise win their first-ever WNBA championship. In 2022, Dolson moved to New York Liberty.

12. Elena Delle Donne

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: Washington Mystics
Position: Small forward / Shooting guard

A phenomenal basketball star, it was always apparent that Elena Delle Donne would boast of an incredible height that’d leave basketball pundits and coaches in awe and wonderment, and she did.

This comes as no surprise as her father measures 6 feet 5 inches, while her mother elegantly stands at 6 feet 2 inches.  

During her high school career, Elena Delle Donne was the star figure of Ursuline Academy as she led them to three successive Delaware State Championships and earned her the top high school recruit spot by Scout.com.

Once it dawned on young Elena Delle Donne the incredible advantage her height gave her in sport, there was no going back, as she ventured into volleyball while in high school. 

After a successful college basketball career, she entered the 2013 WNBA Draft In 2013.

She was selected by the Chicago Sky as the second overall pick of the WNBA Draft and soon began dominating the league, which earned her the admiration of fans.

In her first season, Elena Delle Donne won the Rookie of the Year award. In her years in the league, she has been in great form and has claimed one WNBA Championship. 

11. Charli Collier

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: Dallas Wings
Position: Center

A fine combination of height and perfect basketball prowess, Charli Collier, had been in impressive form right from her days as a high school basketball prospect.

Her impressive skills and basketball wits were so phenomenal that she was rated as the number one prospect of the 2018 class in the country by Blue Star Report and Prospect Nations.

In College, she was one of the star figures of the Texas Longhorns and had a brilliant career despite no NCAA Championship win.

The success Charli Collier recorded in her college career made her one of the most sought-after stars ahead of the 2021 WNBA.

Unsurprisingly she was selected by the Dallas Wings as the first overall pick of the draft.

Charli Collier was in fine form in her rookie season but missed out on the Rookie of the Year award, and she clinched a spot in the WNBA All-star Rookie Team.

10. Astou Ndour-Fall

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: Center / Power Forward

Astou Ndour-Fall may not be a familiar face in the WNBA, but she ranks among the tallest and the most talented.

Unlike most WNBA stars, Astou Ndour-Fall’s journey to the apex female basketball league on the globe followed a different route.

Born in Senegal, there was no doubt about her first into basketball as her parents were basketball players and wanted the same for her.

Armed with the prerequisite height, Astou began playing basketball at an early age and excelled at it.

After moving to Las Palmas, in the Canary Islands, she was soon adopted by an ex-basketball coach, and thus her basketball career took off.

Astou Ndour-Fall first played professionally in Europe, working her way through the ranks of the basketball team in Gran Canaria.

She played professionally for the team from 2011 to 2014 before she made her debut in the WNBA.

She initially played for the San Antonio Stars, for two seasons, before going onto the Chicago Sky.

In 2021, she achieved one of the most successful feats in her basketball career when she won the WNBA Championship.

9. Amanda Zahui B

Height: 6 feet 5 inches
Team: Los Angekes Sparks
Position: Center

In Europe and North America, Amanda Zahui B holds the forte as one of the most talented stars basketball sports has ever seen.

A basketball player since the age of 10, Amanda Zahui B was so impressive and talented that at the age of 13, she had already been made a part of the Sweden 16-and-under national team squad.

Amanda Zagui B went on to attend college in the YS, where she played for the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and she as always turned out to be impressive.

In 2021, Amanda Zagui B, who was a sophomore in college, decided to forgo her remaining years in college and entered the 2021 WNBA draft, where she was selected as the second overall pick of the draft by the Tulsa Shocks.

In 2016, she moved to New York Liberty, where she remained until 2020. In 2021, she moved to the Los Angeles Sparks, where she has been in top form.

Over the course of her career, Amanda Zagui B has combined playing in the WNBA and also in European basketball leagues.

8. Sylvia Fowles

Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Team: Minnesota Lynx
Position: Center

It is no surprise that an incredible height in basketball gives players an edge that makes them excel in brilliant fashion in the league.

But often, height can present profound challenges as it may limit reflexes and slow down stats. But for a star like Sylvia Fowles, height can never be more than a blessing.

Ranked among the tallest in the WNBA, Sylvia Fowles’ height is not the only incredible thing about her, as her talent places her among the most exceptional stars the league has ever seen.

From her high school days to her college career. Fowles has always stood out for her top-rated abilities. 

In 2008, she was selected by the Chicago Sky as the second overall pick in the WNBA Draft. She spent four amazing years with the Chicago Sky, but her desire for ultimate domination of the league never materialized.

That all changed in 2015 when she moved to the Minnesota Lynx. She dominated the league since her arrival to the Lynx squad and was integral to the Lynx’s 2015 and 2017 WNBA win.

She was particularly in incredible form in both finals and thus won the WNBA Finals MVP award on both occasions.

7. Mercedes Russell

Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Team: Seattle Storm
Position: Center

Mercedes Russell was already established as one of the young stars who will help shape the future of the WNBA as far back as 2013 when her spectacular performance earned her the 2013 Gatorade Girls’ Basketball Player of the Year award.

In college, Russell was in brilliant form for the Tennessee Lady Volunteers but never won an NCAA title.

However, her impressive talents made her one of the stars of the 2018 WNBA Draft, and she was selected as the 22nd overall pick in the second round of the draft by the New York Liberty.

Her addition to the New York Liberty squad proved to be productive as she did her bit in the franchise’s 2018 WNBA Championship win.

In 2020, the New York Liberty abs Russell were in fine form as they went on to win another WNBA Championship.

6. Jonquel Jones

Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Team: Connecticut Suns
Position: Power Forward/ Center

Few players from Europe and the Caribbean have managed to captivate the attention of WNBA fans as much as Connecticut Sun’s center, Jonquel Jones.

Born in the Bahamas but raised in the United States, Jonquel Jones imbibed the ways of basketball and soon became a beast on the courts.

She dominated in her high school and college years, and her performance was rewarded with a 6th overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

After a slow start in the WNBA, Jones began gaining ground in her performance by her second season in the league, which earned her the 2017 WNBA Most Improved Player Award.

The next season, she added another feather to her cap with her WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year award.

Jones made history in 2021 when she emerged as the first player in the WNBA to claim the WNBA MVP award, the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year award, and the WNBA Most Improved Player of the Year award.

Her talents have not only been on full display in the WNBA it has also endeared her to fans in overseas leagues who have been thrilled by her astounding performances.

5. Azura Stevens

Height: 6 feet 6 inches
Team: Chicago Sky
Position: Power Forward/Center

One of the chief orchestrators behind the Chicago Sky WNBA Triumph in the 2021 season, Azura Stevens has firmly established her presence in the league and impressed her noteworthiness on fans thanks to her adept basketball skills.

A star basketball player from high school, her superb skills earned her honors such as inclusion in numerous All-American teams by Parade Magazine.

Acura Stevens excelled in her college career as she played for the Duke Blue Devils and the UConn Huskies.

Stevens’ talents caught the attention of WNBA teams, and as a result, she was one of the stars anticipated to be among the top pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft.

Unsurprisingly, she was selected as the 6th overall pick in the WNBA Draft by the Dallas Wings.

She spent two uneventful seasons with the Dallas Wings, and in 2020, she was traded to the Chicago Sky.

The choice by the Sky to add Stevens to their already powerful lineup proved to be a good bet as she was in great form for the Sky in their 2021 campaign, which ultimately ended in a WNBA Championship, the first of Stevens’ career.

4. Teaira McCowan

Height: 6 feet 7 inches
Team: Dallas Wings
Position: Center

For a basketball player as tall as Teaira McCowan, defensive skills are one of the most profound abilities that make such a player stand out on the court.

For Teaira McCowan, it is no different. Teaira McCowan had been making waves and a name for herself from her college days, thanks to her exceptional defensive abilities.

Her defensive abilities were on full display, particularly in her junior year in college, where she was awarded the Naismith Defensive Player of the Year Award, making her the first-ever winner of the esteemed award.

In 2019, Teaira McCowan entered the WNBA Draft and was selected by the Indians Fevers as the third overall pick of the draft. Teaira McCowan

has not enjoyed any noteworthy season in the league. However, her defensive talents and height still rank her in the league of spectacular stars to watch in the WNBA.

3. Liz Cambage

Height: 6 feet 9 inches
Team: Los Angeles Sparks
Position: Center

Arguably, no other foreign player in the WNBA has enamored and captivated fans the way Liz Cambage has despite having spent less than a decade in the league and having not won the WNBA Championship.

The Australian, who stands at a towering height of almost 7 feet, is a popular face in the basketball scene in Australia, North America, and Asia.

Liz Cambage played for years in the Austria WNBL for various teams such as the Australia Institute of Sports, Bullen Boomers, and the Dandenong Rangers.

In 2011 after claiming the WNBL title and the WNBL MVP award, she went on to play for the Tulsa Shocks for one season.

Fans no doubt were disappointed to see a star like Cambage do a brief stint in the league before going on to China-based Zheijang Chouzhou.

After a five-year stint in China, she surprisingly returned to the WNBA in 2018 after signing with the Dallas Wings. Upon her return to the league in her first season, she was voted to the All-Star Game.

Since her return, Cambage has played for multiple WNBA teams and has continued to dominate the league as she pursues her first WNBA title.

2. Brittney Griner

Height: 6 feet 9 inches
Team: Phoenix Mercury
Position: Center

Brittney Griner is one of the most talked-about WNBA stars at the moment.

She is currently embroiled in an international crisis, which has seen her placed in detention in Russia over claims that hashish oil was found in cartridges in her luggage while coming into the country.

An excellent basketball star who has been in incredible form since her high school days, Brittney Griner was even in phenomenal form in college, where she led the Baylor Lady Bears to the 2012 NCAA title.

After making history as the first college star to record 2000 points and 500 block shots, she entered the 2013 WNBA Draft and was the top overall after being selected by the Phoenix Mercury.

Since she debuted. in the league, no season has passed without Brittney Griner exuding the extent of remarkable basketball prowess she wields.

The star who led the Mercury to the 2014 WNBA title has been WNBA Scoring Champion, the WNBA Peak Performer, and WNBA Defensive Player of the Year all on two occasions.

The two-time Olympic Gold medalist has claimed the FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup on two occasions.

1. Bernadett Határ

Height: 6 feet 10.5 inches
Team: Indiana Fevers
Position: Center

In the history of the WNBA, only one player surpassed Bernadett Határ in height, and she has long left the WNBA scene.

Fairly new to the league, Bernadett Határ is currently the tallest player in the WNBA. She arrived in the league in 2021 after years of playing for the Hungarian basketball team, Sopron Basket.

Even by the standards of the WNBA, Bernadett Határ boasts of a staggering height that always leaves fans and spectators bemused and delighted.

Seeing Bernadett Határ in action is indeed a sight to behold as she is a force in the defense, which presents much intimidation to even the most skillful and talented of stars in the league.

Wrap Up

As the list reveals the tallest WNBA players that boast of exceptional height, even by the high standard of the WNBA.

They also rank among the very best and the most accomplished stars in the league.

From Candace Parker, Tina Charles, and Elena Delle Donne, to Brittney Griner, success in the WNBA is heavily linked to having an impressive height.

This makes the powerful duo and mix of phenomenal talents and staggering height a powerful potion that guarantees success in the WNBA and basketball.

With the likes of fresh blood like Awak Kuier, who boast of heights that few longtime stars can compete with, we can be assured that the legacy of having players with exceeding heights is not dying but rather thriving.

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