Thursday, May 23, 2013
At the top of their game
Tina Thompson became the first draft pick in WNBA history when she was selected by Houston in 1997.
On the eve of the 2013 WNBA opener, it’s time to tip our caps to some of the record-holders in the league’s first 16 seasons. Let’s start with Seattle’s Tina Thompson, who is the WNBA's all-time leading scorer with 7,009 points. Thompson, the only player to play in all 16 WNBA seasons, also is the all-time leader in minutes played with 15,113 and counting. Ticha Penicheiro, who retired at the end of last year, is the league’s all-time assists leader with 2,599. Legend Lisa Leslie is the league’s all-time leading rebounder with 3, 307.