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25 Hottest WNBA Players To Follow In 2024

By Salim Prajapati / 8 December 2023 10:26 AM

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Since the league's inception in 1996, the WNBA has come a long way establishing itself as a beacon for women's basketball worldwide.

In recent years, the WNBA has been getting more attention from the fans and media There is no doubt, that the WNBA is filled with bold beauties which is one of many reasons, fans tune in to the game.

Lexie Brown and Monique Billings are among the prettiest WNBA players in 2023.

Following the conclusion of the 2023 WNBA season, there is still a long wait for the 2024 season to begin, leaving fans eager for the next session of sensational basketball action.

As we look forward to 2024, this article delves into the world of the WNBA and highlights the hottest players to follow.

Now, before anyone gets judgemental, let's clarify what we meant by the hottest is not only bound to physical appearance because attractiveness can be subjective.

Thus, we take into account some of the factors like fashion sense, personality, on-court skills, off-court impact, social media presence and more.

1. Lexie Brown

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  • Position - Point Guard
  • Height - 5'9" (1.75 m)
  • Current Team - Los Angeles Sparks

Lexie Brown has been voted the most beautiful WNBA player of 2023 on the Ranker. Her glamour on and off the court captivates fans and media alike.

The 29-year-old point guard for the Los Angeles Sparks won the WNBA championship in 2021. Since getting picked by the Connecticut Sun in the 2018 WNBA Draft, Brown has played for the Minnesota Lynx, Chicago Sky and the Sparks.

Her Instagram account which has 238K followers, she uses to post pictures for her fans along with some paid promotions. Brown also has endorsement deals with Aupro Hoops Footlocker and Fashion Nova.

2. Candace Parker

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'4" (1.93 m)
  • Current Team - Las Vegas Aces

Candace Parker entered the WNBA in 2008 as the 1st overall pick of the Draft. In addition to her beauty, she possesses incredible skills on the court.

Arguably one of the best WNBA players, Parker has two WNBA MVP awards and one WNBA Finals MVP. She became WNBA champions three times each with different teams.

According to Forbes, Parker has agreed endorsement terms with several brand partners including Adidas, Capital One, Nissan and Gatorade.

Besides, the 37-year-old was the first female to be on the cover of the NBA 2K video game.

3. Monique Billings

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'3" in (1.91 m)
  • Current Team - Atlanta Dream

Among the hottest WNBA players 2022, Monique Billings has been dominating in the court with her impressive performances.

Billings was drafted in the second round by the Atlanta Dream in the 2018 WNBA draft. So far, she has played five season with the Dream and her best year was in 2020 when she managed her career best 8.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.2 assists per game, 

4. Liz Cambage

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  • Position - Center
  • Height - 6'9" (2.06 m)
  • Current Team - Los Angeles Sparks

Liz Cambage ranks in the top 5 for tallest WNBA players ever, standing at a remarkable height of 6 feet and 9 inches.

The former Australian international has played basketball throughout the globe including in China, Israel and the USA. Her first WNBA team was  Tulsa Shock which she joined in 2011.

Cambage also played for the Dallas Wings, Las Vegas Aces and recently for the Sparks.

The face of the fashion brand, Mugler, Liz departed for the Israeli club Maccabi Bnot Ashdod, in March 2023.

5. Arella Guirantes

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  • Position - Guard
  • Height - 5'11" (1.80 m)
  • Current Team - Seattle Storm (recently joined Diosgyori VTK)

Arella Guirantes is a 5-foot-11 guard who played for the Los Angeles Sparks and the Seattle Storm in the WNBA.

The Sparks gave her a big break after picking her in the 2021 WNBA draft. In her rookie season, Guirantes appeared in 25 matches, starting in two of those averaging 3.2 PPG, 1.3 RPG and 0.6 APG.

In her short stint in the WNBA, her bold and stylish appearance never failed to captivate the spectators.

6. Olivia Nelson-Ododa

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'5" (1.96 m)
  • Current Team - Connecticut Sun

Olivia Nelson-Ododa became the Connecticut Sun player in January 2023 after a trade from the Los Angeles Sparks.

The 23-year-old prospect, besides her on-court skills, has also gained a sizable fanbase on social media thanks to her captivating fashion sense, which resonates with fans.

Olivia currently has 92.6K followers on Instagram where she frequently uploads pictures of her ongoing lives.

7. Alanna Smith

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'3" (1.91 m)
  • Current Team - Chicago Sky

Alanna Smith is an Australian WNBA player currently playing for the Chicago Sky. Smith was the 8th overall pick by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2019 WNBA Draft.

She joined the Indiana Fever from the Suns in 2022 before making a move again to the Sky in 2023. Apart from the WNBA. Smith has also spent a season each in South Korea and Australia.

Besides basketball, the 27-year-old is the epitome of modern fashion. Her socials are filled with stunning pictures of her beauty.

8. Katie Lou Samuelson

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  • Position - Small forward
  • Height - 6'3" (1.91 m)
  • Current Team - Los Angeles Sparks

Katie Lou Samuelson is one of the gorgeous WNBA Players who has gained notable attention for her skills on the court and her striking appearance off the court.

Samuelson joined the Los Angeles Sparks in 2022 from the Seattle Storm. She was also a part of the Chicago Sky team in 2019 and the Dallas Wings team in 2020.

She is quite popular on Instagram among basketball fans boosting an impressive 122K followers on the platform.

9. Sophie Cunningham

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  • Position -  Shooting guard
  • Height - 6'1" (1.85 m)
  • Current Team - Phoenix Mercury

Sophie Cunningham joins the ranks of hot WNBA players who bring both talent and charisma to the game.

Cunningham, still 27, made her WNBA debut in the 2019 season with the Phoenix Mercury. She played 32 games averaging 3.1 points per game.

She experienced her most successful year in the 2022 season, achieving the highest number of game starts (20) and recording career-best statistics in points (12.6), rebounds (4.4), and assists (1.6) per game.

10. Te'a Omari Cooper

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  • Position - Point guard
  • Height -  5'8" (1.73 m)
  • Current Team - Los Angeles Sparks

Te'a Omari Cooper was one of the unfortunate casualties of the COVID-19 pandemic downsizing, which led to her departure from the Phoenix Mercury in 2019.

She was then picked by the LA Sparks to play for their team in 2020. After two seasons with the Sparks, during which she averaged 7.6 points per game, Cooper parted ways with the franchise and is currently a WNBA free agent.

11. Stefanie Dolson

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  • Position - Center
  • Height - 6'5" (1.96 m)
  • Current Team - New York Liberty

Stefanie Dolson impressive stature of 6 feet and 5 inches makes her one of the tallest women in the WNBA in 2023.

Dolson is the 2021 WNBA champion with the Chicago Sky who has also played two seasons with the Washington Mystics from 2014 to 2016.

The current New York Liberty star always electrifies the crowd with her startling beauty and fashionable attire.

12. Tiffany Mitchell

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  • Position - Shooting guard
  • Height -  5'9" (1.75 m)
  • Current Team - Minnesota Lynx

Tiffany Mitchell is a shooting guard for the Minnesota Lynx in the WNBA. Mitchell joined the Lynx in 2023.

The North Carolina native played for the Indiana Fever from 2016 to 2022 delivering her best performance in the 2020 season with an average of 12.7 PPG and FG% of 95.1.

Moreover, she regularly shares her workout videos and images on her Instagram profile as a way to motivate her followers. In March 2023, Mitchell announced she earned an accreditation as a certified fitness instructor.

13. Skylar Diggins-Smith

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  • Position - Point guard
  • Height - 5'9"(1.75 m)
  • Current Team - Phoenix Mercury

Skylar Diggins-Smith is widely regarded as one of the top WNBA players. Skylar is best known for her all-rounder abilities on the court which include shooting, defense and playmaking.

The 33-year-old veteran is the 6-time WNBA All-Star and also earned recognition as All-WNBA First Team four times. Her popularity is reflected on her Instagram account on which she boasts a whopping 1 million followers.

14. Natalie Achonwa

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'3" (1.91 m)
  • Current Team - Minnesota Lynx

Natalie Achonwa possesses one of the most strikingly beautiful faces among WNBA players.

Achonwa, 6-foot-3, currently plays as a power forward for the Minnesota Lynx. Drafted by the Indiana Fever in the 2014 WNBA Draft, Achonwa stayed with the Fever till 2020.

Then in January 2021, she agreed to a multi-year contract to join the Minnesota Lynx.

15. DiDi Richards

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  • Position - Shooting guard
  • Height - 6'2" (1.88 m)
  • Current Team - New York Liberty

DiDi Richards became an NCAA champion with the Baylor Bears' women's basketball in 2019. Richards was selected by the NY Liberty in the 2021 WNBA Draft.

The 24-year-old talent earned WNBA All-Rookie Team selection in her debut year, solidifying her place as one of the league's rising stars.

Even more, her stylish outfit and fashion sense already caught the eyes of fashion enthusiasts and media.

16. Dearica Hamby

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  • Position - Forward
  • Height - 6'3" (1.91 m)
  • Current Team - Los Angeles Sparks

Dearica Hamby is a two-time WNBA All-Star who joined the Los Angeles Sparks in January 2023.

Hamby began her WNBA career with the San Antonio Stars in 2016. After three seasons with San Antonio, she moved to Las Vegas during which she rose to the top of her game.

The 6-foot-3 forward also has a solid fanbase, which is reflected in the number of followers on her socials.

17. Marina Mabrey

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  • Position - Shooting guard
  • Height - 5'11" (1.80 m)
  • Current Team - Chicago Sky

Marina Mabrey is a professional basketball player at WNBA's Chicago Sky but she is also no less than a model.

Pictures from her pre-game arrivals showcasing unique and often extravagant fashion attire have been captured and highly praised by photographers and media.

In the WNBA, Mabrey has played for three teams namely the Los Angeles Sparks and Dallas Wings before joining the Chicago Sky in 2023.

18. Cheyenne Parker

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'4" (1.93 m)
  • Current Team - Atlanta Dream

Cheyenne Parker is a Queens, NY-born WNBA star for the Atlanta Dream. Parker was selected for the WNBA All-Star game in 2023.

The power forward had her best season in 2020 where she managed 13.4 points, 6.4 rebounds, and .554 FG% per game.

Besides her playing skills, Parker also knows how to engage fans and media with her sense of style. She frequently showcases a variety of fashionable outfits in the WNBA tunnel.

19. Satou Sabally

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  • Position - Small forward
  • Height - 6'4" (1.93 m)
  • Current Team - Dallas Wings

Satou Sabally entered the WNBA as a rookie in 2020 with the Dallas Wings and has participated in three seasons thus far, earning WNBA All-Star recognition in two of those seasons.

Here are her WNBA accolades as of now:

  • 2x WNBA All-Star (2021, 2023)
  • WNBA Most Improved Player (2023)
  • All-WNBA First Team (2023)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2020)

20. Kelsey Plum

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  • Position - Point guard
  • Height - 5'8" (1.73 m)
  • Current Team - Las Vegas Aces

Kelsey Plum is easily one of the most astonishing players in the WNBA. Plum is the two-time league champion establishing herself among the elite players.

She has been playing for the Los Vegas Aces (former San Antonio Stars) since joining the league in 2017. In her six WNBA seasons, Plum has won everything. She is a two-time All Star, 2022 All-Star Game MVP, 2022 All-WNBA First Team and 2021 WNBA Sixth Player of the Year.

21. Megan Gustafson

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  • Position - Power forward | Center
  • Height - 6'3" (1.91 m)
  • Current Team - Phoenix Mercury

Megan Gustafson has won a lot of individual honors in her professional basketball career. Gustafson was the Dallas Wings 2nd round pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft.

The power forward played a year for Dallas before leaving to join the  Washington Mystics in 2020. The following season, Megan made a move again this time to the Phoenix Mercury.

On the other hand, she has modeled for Katie Shaff-stall Kicks for paid promotion.

22. Amanda Zahui Bazoukou

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  • Position - Forward
  • Height - 6'4" (1.93 m)
  • Current Team - Indiana Fever

Starting her journey with a now-defunct WNBA team, Tulsa Shock in 2015, Amanda Zahui Bazoukou has come a long way in her career.

Bazoukou was a part of the New York Liberty squad from 2016 to 2020 then she moved to Los Angeles Sparks in 2021. 

Zahui B found herself on the move again before the 2023 season. She was traded to the Washington Mystics in February 2023. Later, in July 2023, she was swapped to the Indiana Fever.

23. Lauren Elizabeth Cox

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  • Position - Power forward
  • Height - 6'4" (1.93 m)
  • Current Team - Connecticut Sun

Lauren Cox is the Connecticut Sun power forward who signed for the team in February 2023. Cox was a 2020 draftee for the Indiana Fever.

Later in July 2023, Cox announced via her Instagram that she had joined the Italian basketball club Virtus Pallacanestro Bologna. Despite not getting enough chances in the WNBA, the streets will always be mesmerized by her beauty.

24. Karlie Samuelson

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  • Position - Shooting guard
  • Height - 6'0" (1.83 m)
  • Current Team - Los Angeles Sparks

Karlie Samuelson is indeed one of the most beautiful WNBA players who has made an impact both on and off the court.

She currently plays in a shooting guard position for the Los Angeles Sparks. It is her third spell with the club. Previously, Samuelson has played for  Seattle Storm, Dallas Wings and the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA.

25. Charli Collier

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  • Position - Center
  • Height - 6'5" (1.96 m)
  • Team - Dallas Wings

Charli Collier is 6-foot-5 in height which puts her right amongst the current tallest players in the WNBA. Collier played for the Dallas Wings in 2021 and 2022.

The 2021 WNBA All-Rookie Team member Charlie was also a number 1 pick for the 2021 WNBA Draft. She joined Israel's Ligat Ha'al side Ramat Hasharon in 2023.

However, people have yet not forget the striking pregame fashion ensemble Collier used to wear.

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