List of WNBA career scoring leaders

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The following is a list of the players who have scored the most points during their WNBA careers.

Diana Taurasi, the WNBA's all-time leading scorer.

Scoring leaders[edit]

Active WNBA player
* Inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame
Rank Player Position(s) Team(s) played for (years) Total points Games
played
Points
per game

average[1]
1 Taurasi, DianaDiana Taurasi Guard Phoenix Mercury (2004–present[a]) 7,546 378 19.9
2 Thompson, TinaTina Thompson Forward Houston Comets (19982007)
Los Angeles Sparks (20092011)
Seattle Storm (20122013)
7,488 496 15.1
3 Catchings, TamikaTamika Catchings Forward Indiana Fever (20022016) 7,380 457 16.1
4 Pondexter, CappieCappie Pondexter Guard Phoenix Mercury (20062009)
New York Liberty (20102014)
Chicago Sky (2015–present)
6,492 370 17.5
5 Smith, KatieKatie Smith Guard / Forward Minnesota Lynx (19992005)
Detroit Shock (20052008)
Washington Mystics (2010)
Seattle Storm (20112012)
New York Liberty (2013)
6,452 482 13.4
6 Leslie, LisaLisa Leslie Center Los Angeles Sparks (19972009[b]) 6,263 363 17.3
7 Jackson, LaurenLauren Jackson Forward / Center Seattle Storm (20012012) 6,007 317 18.9
8 Hammon, BeckyBecky Hammon Guard New York Liberty (19992006)
San Antonio Silver Stars (20072013)
San Antonio Stars (2014)
5,841 450 13.0
9 Bird, SueSue Bird Guard Seattle Storm (2002–present[c]) 5,664 458 12.3
10 Milton-Jones, DeLishaDeLisha Milton-Jones Forward Los Angeles Sparks (19992004, 20082012)
Washington Mystics (20052007)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2013)
New York Liberty (20132014)
Atlanta Dream (20142015)
5,571 499 11.2
11 Douglas, KatieKatie Douglas Forward / Guard Orlando Miracle (20012002)
Connecticut Sun (20032007, 2014)
Indiana Fever (20082013)
5,560 412 13.5
12 Dupree, CandiceCandice Dupree Forward Chicago Sky (20062009)
Phoenix Mercury (20102015)
Indiana Fever (2017–present)
5,329 360 14.7
13 Augustus, SeimoneSeimone Augustus Forward Minnesota Lynx (2006–present) 5,282 305 17.3
14 Whalen, LindsayLindsay Whalen Guard Connecticut Sun (20042009)
Minnesota Lynx (2010–present)
5,280 438 12.0
15 Cash, SwinSwin Cash Forward Detroit Shock (20022007
Seattle Storm (20082011)
Chicago Sky (20122013)
Atlanta Dream (2014)
New York Liberty (20142016)
5,119 479 10.7
16 Smith, TangelaTangela Smith Forward Sacramento Monarchs (19982004)
Charlotte Sting (20052006)
Phoenix Mercury (20072010
Indiana Fever (2011)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2012)
5,048 463 10.9
17 McWilliams-Franklin, TajTaj McWilliams-Franklin Forward / Center Orlando Miracle (19992002)
Connecticut Sun (20032006)
Los Angeles Sparks (2007
Washington Mystics (2008)
Detroit Shock (20082009
New York Liberty (2010
Minnesota Lynx (20112012)
5,013 440 11.4
18 McCoughtry, AngelAngel McCoughtry Forward Atlanta Dream (2009–present[d]) 4,990 256 19.5
19 Swoopes, SherylSheryl Swoopes Forward Houston Comets (19972007[e])
Seattle Storm (2008)
Tulsa Shock (2011)
4,875 324 15.0
20 Holdsclaw, ChamiqueChamique Holdsclaw Forward Washington Mystics (19992004)
Los Angeles Sparks (20052007)
Atlanta Dream (2009)
San Antonio Silver Stars (2010)
4,716 279 16.9
21 Taylor, PennyPenny Taylor Forward / Guard Cleveland Rockers (20012003)
Phoenix Mercury (20042016[f])
4,606 355 13.0
22 Beard, AlanaAlana Beard Guard Washington Mystics (20042011[g])
Los Angeles Sparks (2012–present)
4,478 352 12.6
23 Charles, TinaTina Charles Center Connecticut Sun (20102013)
New York Liberty (2014–present)
4,376 242 18.0
24 Perkins, JiaJia Perkins Guard Charlotte Sting (20042005)
Chicago Sky (20062010
San Antonio Silver Stars(20112013
San Antonio Stars(20142015
Minnesota Lynx(2016–present)
4,335 395 11.0
25 Young, SophiaSophia Young Forward San Antonio Silver Stars (20062013[h])
San Antonio Stars(20142015)
4,300 301 14.3

All statistics are up to date as of the end of July 5, 2017.[4]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Taurasi did not play the 2015 season at the request of her Russian Premier League team, UMMC Ekaterinburg.
  2. ^ Leslie did not play the 2007 season because of a pregnancy leave.
  3. ^ Bird did not play the 2013 season because of a knee surgery.
  4. ^ McCoughtry sat out during the 2017 to rest.[2]
  5. ^ Swoopes missed the 2001 season due to an injury.[3]
  6. ^ Taylor did not play in the 2008 and 2012 seasons due to injuries, nor the 2015 season due to personal reasons.
  7. ^ Beard missed the 2010 and 2011 seasons due to injuries.
  8. ^ Young did not play the 2013 season due to an injury.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ Average is rounded to the nearest tenth.
  2. ^ "Dream's Angel McCoughtry Plans to Rest During 2017 Season". WNBA. January 4, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "PRO BASKETBALL; Swoopes Will Miss Season". The New York Times. April 25, 2001. Retrieved June 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "WNBA Career Leaders and Records for Points". Basketball-Reference. Sports-Reference. Retrieved June 21, 2017.