List of Australian WNBA players

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The following is a chronological list of Australian players who have played at least one game in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). The list includes both past and present players. Active WNBA players are shown in bold.

Australian WNBA Players[edit]

# Player Position Drafted / Signed Debut Ref
1 Michele Timms Guard Signed by the WNBA and assigned to the Phoenix Mercury on 22 January 1997 1997 [1][2]
2 Rachael Sporn Forward Selected round 2 (pick 14 overall) in the 1998 WNBA draft by the Detroit Shock 1998 [3][4]
3 Sandy Brondello Shooting guard Selected round 4 (pick 34 overall) in the 1998 WNBA draft by the Detroit Shock 1998 [3][5]
4 Tully Bevilaqua Guard Signed by the Cleveland Rockers as a free agent before the start of the 1998 season 1998 [2][6]
5 Michelle Brogan (m. Griffiths) Forward Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent before the start of the 1998 season 1998 [2][7]
6 Carla Boyd (m. Porter) Forward Signed by the Detroit Shock as a free agent before the start of the 1998 season 1998 [2][8]
7 Kristi Harrower Point guard Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent before the start of the 1998 season 1998 [2][9]
8 Trisha Fallon Guard/Forward Selected round 2 (pick 19 overall) in the 1999 WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx 1999 [10][11]
9 Jenny Whittle Centre Selected round 4 (pick 37 overall) in the 1999 WNBA draft by the Washington Mystics 1999 [12][13]
10 Annie La Fleur a (née Burgess) Guard Signed by the Minnesota Lynx as a free agent before the start of the 1999 season 1999 [14][15]
11 Jessica Bibby Guard Selected round 3 (pick 45 overall) in the 2000 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty 2000 [16][17]
12 Katrina Hibbert Guard Selected round 4 (pick 57 overall) in the 2000 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm 2000 [18][19][20]
13 Michelle Cleary (née Chandler) Guard Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent before the start of the 2000 season 2000 [2][21]
14 Lauren Jackson Forward/Centre Selected round 1 (pick 1 overall) in the 2001 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm 2001 [22][23]
15 Penny Taylor Forward Selected round 1 (pick 11 overall) in the 2001 WNBA draft by the Cleveland Rockers 2001 [22][24]
16 Kristen Veal Guard Selected round 1 (pick 13 overall) in the 2001 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury 2001 [22][25]
17 Jae Kingi-Cross b Guard Selected round 2 (pick 22 overall) in the 2001 WNBA draft by the Detroit Shock 2001 [22][26]
18 Suzy Batkovic Centre Selected round 2 (pick 22 overall) in the 2003 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm 2005 [27][28]
19 Belinda Snell Guard Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent following the 2004 Olympic Games 2005 [29][30]
20 Laura Summerton (m. Hodges) Centre Signed by the Connecticut Sun as a free agent in March 2005 2005 [31][32]
21 Erin Phillips Guard Selected round 2 (pick 21 overall) in the 2005 WNBA draft by the Connecticut Sun 2006 [33][34]
22 Leilani Mitchell c Point guard Selected round 2 (pick 25 overall) in the 2008 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury 2008 [35][36]
23 Kelsey Griffin d Forward Selected round 1 (pick 3 overall) in the 2010 WNBA draft by the Minnesota Lynx 2010 [37][38][39]
24 Alison Lacey Guard Selected round 1 (pick 10 overall) in the 2010 WNBA draft by the Seattle Storm 2010 [40][41]
25 Abby Bishop Forward Signed by the Seattle Storm as a free agent before the start of the 2010 season 2010 [42][43]
26 Liz Cambage e Centre Selected round 1 (pick 2 overall) in the 2011 WNBA draft by the Tulsa Shock 2011 [44][45]
27 Jenna O'Hea Guard Signed by the Los Angeles Sparks as a free agent before the 2011 season 2011 [46][47]
28 Rachel Jarry Forward Selected round 2 (pick 18 overall) in the 2011 WNBA draft by the Atlanta Dream 2013 [44][48]
29 Rebecca Allen Forward Signed by the New York Liberty as a free agent following the 2014 World Cup 2015 [49]
30 Cayla Francis Centre Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent following the 2014 World Cup 2015 [50]
31 Marianna Tolo Centre Signed by the Los Angeles Sparks as a free agent in February 2015. 2015 [51]
32 Tess Madgen Guard/Forward Signed by the Phoenix Mercury as a free agent in February 2015 2015 [52]
33 Stephanie Talbot Guard Selected round 3 (pick 33 overall) in the 2014 WNBA draft by the Phoenix Mercury 2017 [53]
34 Sami Whitcomb f Shooting guard Signed by the Seattle Storm as a free agent in February 2017. 2017 [54]

Key

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ a b c d e f All-time International Player Directory. WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 2012-09-24.
  3. ^ a b All-Time WNBA Draft List (1998). Women's National Basketball Association. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  4. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Rachael Sporn. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  5. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Sandy Brondello. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  6. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Tully Bevilaqua. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  7. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Michelle Brogan. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  8. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Carla Boyd. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  9. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Kristi Horrower. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
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  11. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Trisha Fallon. Retrieved 2012-09-15
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  14. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Annie Burgess. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
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  24. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Penny Taylor. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  25. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Kristen Veal. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
  26. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Jae Kingi-Cross Archived 2013-12-16 at the Wayback Machine.. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
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  34. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Erin Phillips. Retrieved 2012-09-15.
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  36. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Leilani Mitchell. Retrieved 2014-02-09.
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  45. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Liz Cambage. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  46. ^ Sparks Sign Australian National Team Member Jenna O'Hea. WNBA Enterprises, LLC. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  47. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Profile: Jenna O'Hea. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
  48. ^ Women's National Basketball Association. Player Profile: Rachel Jarry. Retrieved 2012-09-16.
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  53. ^ Stephanie Talbot signs with WNBA club Phoenix Mercury (February 9, 2017). News.com. Retrieved 2017-07-24.
  54. ^ "Seattle Storm Signs Sami Whitcomb, Nikki Greene". WNBA.com. February 8, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017.
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