The 2023 WNBA regular season is set for an all-time record audience.

With demand for women’s basketball at an all-time high, Oddspedia have analyzed almost 10,000 news articles to reveal the top 30 most popular WNBA players that have been dominating the headlines so far this year.

Brittney Griner officially returns to the WNBA after announcing her re-signing with the Phoenix Mercury. Griner is the most talked about player from the league featuring in 2124 articles this year. The top news was about her return to the US after being detained in Russia on drug charges.

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Breanna Stewart has been making a buzz with 1234 articles so far this year, ranking her second most talked about player. The double WNBA champion winner and MVP made headlines in February for leaving Seattle Storm and signing with the New York Liberty.

Coming in third is A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces, with a total of 1023 articles so far this year.


The full rankings and the total number of articles are as follows:

  1. Brittney Griner – 2,120
  2. Breanna Stewart – 1,234
  3. Aja Wilson – 1,023
  4. Jonquel Jones – 912
  5. Candace Parker – 801
  6. Elena Delle Donne – 700
  7. Sue Bird – 609
  8. Sylvia Fowles – 518
  9. Jewell Loyd – 336
  10. Skylar Diggins-Smith – 245
  11. Courtney Vandersloot – 154
  12. Tina Charles  – 123
  13. Nneka Ogwumike  -112
  14. Alyssa Thomas – 101
  15. DeWanna Bonner – 90
  16. Gabby Williams – 79
  17. Sabrina Ionescu – 68
  18. Rhyne Howard – 57
  19. Jackie Young – 46
  20. Katie Lou Samuelson – 35
  21. Diana Taurasi – 34
  22. Liz Cambage  – 33
  23. Odyssey Sims – 32
  24. Diamond DeShields – 31
  25. Mercedes Russell – 30
  26. Natasha Cloud – 29
  27. Myisha Hines-Allen – 28
  28. Odyssey Sims – 27
  29. Stefanie Dolson – 26
  30. Morgan Tuck – 25

Women’s sports revenue is set to grow more than 15% over the next three to five years, and the WNBA is poised to have its most successful regular season viewership to date.

The 2023 Draft earlier this month attracted a record 572,000 average viewers.


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