The followings are the third part of the top ten tallest players in the U.S. Women’s National Basketball Association.
6/ Brittney Griner (6 ft-8 inches)
Brittney Griner is now playing for the Phoenix Mercury and is the only player in the NCAA history to gain 2,000 points and block 500 shots.
She is a standing collegiate player at Baylor University, in which she won the school’s first-ever triple-double in 2009.
In 2019, she and her team Baylor recorded 40 wins during the undefeated season and won the NCAA title. This year, she was appointed as the NCAA Final Four Most Outstanding Player of the Year and AP College Player of the Year.
Since participating in the WNBA, Brittney Griner has led the league in blocks for five consecutive seasons and was named to the All-WNBA First team in 2014 season.
5/ Maria Stepanova (6 ft- 8 inches)
When growing up, Maria Stepanova was called as a giraffe, which offended her. However, she proudly becomes the tallest player on the Russian National basketball team and the fourth tallest player in the WNBA.
She played three seasons in the WNBA for five seasons in the 1998-2005 period. She helped Russia win bronze medals at the 2004 Athens Olympics and the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
She was named as the Russian Female Basketball Player of the Year for three times and the FIBA Europe Women’s Player of the Year for three times. As such results, she was appointed as the Honored Master of Sports in Russia.
4/ Lindsay Taylor (6 ft- 8 inches)
With the length of six feet and eight inches, Lindsay Taylor was the tallest female basketball player of the UC Santa Barbara women’s basketball program. She helped the team win the 2004 NCAA Sweet Sixteen, the farthest the school has ever achieved in its history.
Her career in the WNBA was quite short and she played for four teams. She had a successful professional career overseas in Europe and Asia. She was the Big West Player of the Year and the Big West Tournament MVP in college for three times.