When it comes to shooting, some players are just so gifted at it that it seems like they aren’t human. When we think of the all-time great shooters Steph Curry, Klay Thompson, Larry Bird, Reggie Miller, and Ray Allen come to mind.
The best shooters, in the WNBA, usually participate in the Three-Point Shootout, during All-Star weekend, with the highest of all-time being 29 by Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky this year. In 2017, Quigley scored 27 in the final round of the contest to win her first title.
It makes you come to the realization that some of the best shooters in the world are in the WNBA as well.
Without further ado, here are the top sharpshooters in the WNBA:
Moore has been in the basketball spotlight since her freshman year at the University of Connecticut. Since arriving in the WNBA in 2011. she has been a force shooting the ball. Moore has career averages of 38 percent from three and 45 percent from the field.
Bird first appeared in the WNBA back in 2002 and her shooting stroke has not dropped one bit. Comparing season one to season 16, she shot 40 percent from three as a rookie and this season she is hitting at that same mark from beyond the arc. Bird goes to prove that age has nothing to do with putting the ball through the cylinder.
Quigley, the sharpshooter who was mentioned earlier, has only recently gotten inserted fully into Chicago’s lineup. In her first five years, she only played in 44 games for five different teams, three in 2011. Since arriving in Chicago, Quigley has showed what she can do best and that is shoot the pumpkin. In 2017, she was made a starter and in the past two seasons combined she has shot 48 percent from the field as well as 43 percent from downtown.
Elena Delle Donne
The forward with a jumper his one way to describe Delle Donne. The way she played at the University of Delaware made everyone aware of her gift and showed she was a special player. In college, she shot 40 percent from the deep. Since being in the pros, her numbers have fallen only slightly hitting only 38 percent of her attempts from three-point territory, something to expect with better talent.
The WNBA’s all-time leading scorer could not be left off the best shooters list when a plethora of her buckets have came off of jumpshots. She is a career 37 percent shooter from deep. She just knows how to put the ball in the basket. Her shooting has been consistent throughout her 14 years as she is not only arguably one of the best shooters in WNBA history she is one of the best players in WNBA history. There is a reason Kobe Bryant dubbed her “The White Mamba.”
If one day the Golden State Warriors were to hold auditions to see who should be considered for the role of “Splash Sisters”, any of the players above would get a call back to fill the roll. Being a good shooter is one thing, but being a great shooter is another.