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Shortest and tallest WNBA players of the 2024 season
Credit: © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Shortest and tallest WNBA players of the 2024 season

NEW YORK (BVM) – At 6-foot-9, Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner is the tallest WNBA player of the 2024 season. Griner also ranks among the top five tallest WNBA players of all time. 

Griner is five inches shorter than Margo Dydek – who, at 7-foot-2, holds the record for the tallest player in WNBA history. 

A couple of the tallest WNBA players from last season did not make the 2024 Opening Day rosters. Han Xu, the second tallest WNBA player of all time at 6-foot-11, is reportedly taking time away from the league to focus on the Olympics with the Chinese women’s national team. 

Bernadett Hatar, the third tallest WNBA player in history at 6-foot-10, also did not make the Opening Day rosters. In 2023, she averaged two points, 1.5 rebounds, 0.7 steals, 0.3 blocks and 0.2 assists in six games with the Connecticut Sun. 

Griner – a nine-time All-Star and eighth-time leader in blocks – is entering her 10th season in the WNBA. In 2023, she averaged 17.5 points, 6.3 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.6 blocks and 0.5 steals.   

Brittney Griner height
Brittney Griner. (Credit: © Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports)

Notably, Griner’s height is also comparable to Texas Longhorns’ Abbie Boutilier — who is 6-foot-9 and is currently the tallest women’s college basketball player.  

Top five tallest WNBA players for the 2024 season 

The five tallest WNBA players are taller than the average NBA player (6-foot-6.5-inches). In general, 66% of WNBA players this season are six feet or taller.   

The shortest WNBA players in 2024 are 5-foot-5: Crystal Dangerfield (Atlanta Dream), Dyaisha Fair (Las Vegas Aces) and Olivia Époupa (Minnesota Lynx).

Shortest WNBA player
Dyaisha Fair. (Credit: © Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

As the season unfolds, the combination of towering figures and dynamic shorter players promises to propel the WNBA to new heights. 

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