Australia is home to many famous women basketball players, especially those coming from the Women’s National Basketball League. The followings are some of the most well-known women basketball players in Australia.
Abby Bishop began her career in the Women’s National Basketball League in 2005 at the Australian Institute of Sport. In 2006, she took out the Betty Watson WNBL Rookie of the Year award at the AIS.
In the next four years, Bishop played at the Canberra Capitals and won three WNBL Championships and a WNBL All-Star Five selection in 2009. She then headed to the WNBA to play for the Seattle Storm in 2010 and won the WNBA Championship.
In 2011, she returned to the WNBL to play for the Dandenong Rangers for one season and then played for the Adelaide Lightning for the 2011-2012 season.
She played for the French team Prepignan in 2012 and welcomed back to the Canberra Capitals in 2013. Abby Bishop won the league’s 2015 MVP award.
She started her international basketball career in 2007 at the FIBA U21 World Championship and the FIBA Oceania Championship. She then played in the 2010 FIBA World Championship, the 2011 FIBA Oceania Championship, and the 2011 World University Games.
In 2011, Bishop won the Maher Medal for the International Player of the Year. One year later, she played for the Opals team in the Olympic Games and won the Olympic Bronze Medal.
She has recently been signed to the Adelaide Lightning for the 2017-2018 season.
2/ Cayla George
Like Abby Bishop, the WNBL career of Cayla George began in 2005 when she played for the Australian Institute of Sport. In 2007, she received the WNBL Betty Watson Rookie of the Year award with an average of 13.2 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
In 2008, she headed to Mount Barker to play for the Eastern Mavericks in the Central Australian Basketball League and won the Halls Medal for the best and fairest player.
After two seasons in France in 2012-2014, Cayla returned to the WNBL and play for Townsville Fire, who took out the WNBL Championship in the 2014-2015 season.
She won the silver medals of the 2007 FIBA U21 World Championship and the 2007 FIBA U19 World Championship, the gold medals of the 2011 and 2013 FIBA Oceania Championship and the bronze medal of the 2014 FIBA World Championship.