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Best 10 Black Female Basketball Players

If you’re a Female Basketball fan, chances are you’ve seen some pretty incredible plays.

But have you ever seen a woman make a dunk?

We don’t mean to brag, but we think that’s something worth bragging about.

So today, we’re going to take a look at our list of the best 10 female basketball players who are black.

These women are not only talented on the court, they’re also role models off of it. They show us what it means to be strong, independent, and ready for anything life throws at them.

These women are some of the most talented athletes on the court, so get ready to learn about some new names and faces!

The best 10 black female basketball players.

These women are amazing athletes, and if you’re a fan of basketball—or just sports in general—you’ll want to check them out. Let’s meet the best ten black female basketball players of 2023!

Jordan Horston, 

Jordan Horston is a 6’0″ guard from Memphis, Tennessee. She’s a senior at Tennessee and was named to the All-SEC First Team in 2023. In addition to her accolades on the court, she earned four track and field letters at Kentucky State University before transferring to Tennessee as a sophomore.

Jordan Horston
Jordan Horston

There’s no question that Jordan Horston has had an impressive career thus far but if you’d like more information about this rising star, we’ve provided links below:

-Buzzfeed’s “The 15 Best College Women’s Basketball Players To Follow On Twitter” -Sports Illustrated’s “Jordan Horston Is A Star In The Making” -ESPNW’s “Jordan Horston For MVP: 5 Reasons Why Tennessee Guard Deserves National Attention”

Kennedy Myles, 

Kennedy Myles, the freshman guard for Baylor University and Atlanta native, is a great pick for the top ten. She was named to the USA Basketball Women’s U19 National Team in 2018. She played her high school ball at South Gwinnett High School in Snellville, Georgia, where she was named Gatorade State Player of the Year twice and a WBCA All-America Honorable Mention recipient (2017). Kennedy has also been awarded by MaxPreps as an All-American and First Team All-District 4AAA member.

Kennedy Myles
Kennedy Myles

Myles stands with a height of 5’11” weighing 150 pounds with shoe size 12. Her wingspan measures 6’4″.

Kennedy Myles is a strong and quick player who has great size. She has the ability to drive to the basket as well as shoot from behind the arc. Her size makes her a tough defender in the paint, especially when guarding smaller players. Kennedy can also guard on-ball screens well with her length and speed.

Camille Hobby, 

Camille Hobby is a sophomore at South Carolina. She is 6’2″ and plays the forward position. A hobby is from Memphis, Tennessee, and was a member of the USA Basketball U17 team in 2018. In 2023, she was named to the SEC All-Freshman Team while averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game during conference play.

Camille Hobby
Camille Hobby

Hobby was born on February 10, 2023, to their parents, James and Catherine. She has two older brothers, Cody and Christopher. A hobby is of African-American descent.

In the summer of 2022, she was named to the USA Basketball U17 team that competed at the FIBA U17 World Cup in Thailand. She averaged 9 points, and 6 rebounds per game during the tournament as Team USA went 5-0 and won the gold medal. After her freshman season at South Carolina, Hobby was named to the All-SEC Freshman Team while averaging 9 points and 6 rebounds per game during conference play.

Ambrosia Anderson, 

A 6-3 shooting guard, Anderson has been named a three-time All-American and won two national championships. She’s also regarded as one of the best defenders in college basketball.

Ambrosia Anderson
Ambrosia Anderson

Ambrosia was born in Chicago, Illinois, and graduated from Notre Dame Prep outside of Chicago before coming to South Bend. She started playing basketball when she was 2 years old but only took it seriously until high school when her dad told her she could be good if she worked hard enough.

Anderson is a self-described “quiet kid” who was not very popular in high school. She couldn’t make the team in her first year of college because she was too short and slow. However, she worked hard in the off-season and became an All-American player. Her dad always told her to work hard and never give up on anything; this advice has helped her throughout her life and basketball career.

Aliyah Boston, 

Aliyah Boston is from Chicago and plays for the Gamecocks. She is a 5’11” guard named All-SEC First Team twice, in 2020 and 2023. The junior was also named to the All-SEC Freshman team during her freshman year in 2019.

Aliyah Boston
Aliyah Boston

She has been a part of two NCAA Tournament teams and is looking to add another one this season. In her freshman year, Boston has named the All-SEC Freshman team and led the Gamecocks in scoring with 13.6 points per game.

After graduating from the University of South Carolina, Boston went on to play in the NBA. Her first season was in 2026 with the Atlanta Dream, where she led the team in scoring and assists while averaging 15.7 points per game and 4.2 assists per game. Boston would then play for the Seattle Storm, Washington Mystics, and Los Angeles Sparks before retiring at age 34 in 2035 after winning a championship with each team.

Elizabeth Balogun,

Stanford University (commonly referred to as Stanford) is a private research university based in Stanford, California. The school was founded in 1885 and offers undergraduate degree programs from the humanities through natural sciences, engineering and medicine; it has no professional schools or other graduate-level departments. Stanford is one of the most selective universities in the United States, with an admission rate of 5 percent.

Elizabeth Balogun
Elizabeth Balogun

Stanford University’s intercollegiate athletic team is called the Cardinal and participates in Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition in the Pac-12 Conference. The Cardinal has won 89 NCAA team championships, more than any other university, including longtime rival USC (79).

Laeticia Amihere, 

Laeticia Amihere, Born in the United States, is a UConn and Team USA player. She won many awards, including the WBCA High School Basketball Player of the Year Award, Miss Basketball Award, Naismith Trophy, and Gatorade Female Athlete of the Year. She was selected as an All-American by ESPN in 2020. In 2023, she was chosen to play for Team USA by the FIBA Americas Women’s U18 Championship coaching staff.

Laeticia Amihere
Laeticia Amihere

She was named to the All-Tournament Team as she helped lead the team to a gold medal. In 2023, she was selected as a USA Basketball Women’s U18 National Team member, which won gold in Spain. She was also named MVP of the FIBA Americas Women’s U18 Championship by helping lead Team USA to its fifth consecutive gold medal with a perfect 5–0 record.

Maya Moore

Maya Moore is a professional basketball player who has played for the Minnesota Lynx, Connecticut Sun, Seattle Storm, and Minnesota Lynx. She was drafted first overall in 2011 by the Lynx and won three NBA championships with them between 2011 and 2015. Moore was named to the All-NBA First Team five times in her career (2012–16). As of 2019, she has been selected as an All-Star seven times (2012–19) and named MVP once (2016).

Maya Moore
Maya Moore

Moore was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Portland, Oregon. She attended and played basketball at C.T. Russell High School in Chehalis, Washington and the University of Connecticut, where she played for the UConn Huskies women’s basketball team. Moore also played on the USA Women’s U18 team that won a gold medal at the FIBA Americas Championship in Cochabamba, Bolivia, during the summer of 2008.

Candace Parker

Candace Parker is the best female basketball player in 2023. She is a forward for the Sparks and was born in Los Angeles, California, on November 4, 1985. She is 6 feet 5 inches tall.

Candace Parker
Candace Parker

She is the first woman to play in the NBA. She was drafted by the Sparks in 2023 and has played for them ever since. She has been with them for six years and has won two championships.

She is one of the best players in the league and has been for years. She has been named to the All-Star team thrice; she was Rookie of the Year in 2023 and MVP in 2024. She is an excellent defender, rebounder, passer, and scorer.

Diana Taurasi

Diana Taurasi is the best player in the world. When you see her on the court, she is a great shooter, defender, and leader. She also has a great personality and is a role model for young women across America.

Diana Taurasi
Diana Taurasi

She is a great player and has won many awards, including the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy. She also led her team to the NBA championship in 2018!

Taurasi is a great player, and I hope she continues to play in the NBA and lead her team to more championships.

She is a great player, and I hope she continues to play in the NBA and lead her team to more championships. She has won many awards, including the Naismith Trophy and Wade Trophy. Taurasi is also a great role model for young women across America.



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