Florida Gators Women's Basketball - WNBA Basketball Players

WNBA Basketball Players

Florida has produced a number of players for the Womens National Basketball Association.

  • Monique Cardenas - Drafted with the 53rd overall pick in the 2002 WNBA Draft by the Portland Fire; after the Fire folded following her first season, she retired from professional basketball
  • Vanessa Hayden - Drafted with the 7th overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx; currently playing with the Los Angeles Sparks
  • Tammy Jackson - Drafted with the 16th overall pick in the 1997 WNBA Draft; played five seasons with the Houston Comets where she won four straight WNBA Titles
  • Merlakia Jones - Drafted with the 13th overall pick in the second round of the 1997 WNBA Draft by the now defunct Cleveland Rockers; she played a total of 8 seasons in the WNBA
  • Brandi McCain - Drafted by the Cleveland Rockers with the 24th overall pick in 2002
  • DeLisha Milton-Jones - Drafted with the 4th overall pick in the 1999 WNBA Draft by the Los Angeles Sparks; she was traded to the Washington Mystics in 2004 and traded back to the Sparks in 2007
  • Murriel Page - Drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks with the 3rd overall pick in the 1998 WNBA Draft; still plays for the Sparks after 11 years
  • Bridget Pettis - Drafted with the 7th overall pick in the 1997 WNBA Elite Draft by the Phoenix Mercury; spent five seasons with the Mercury before being traded to the Indiana Fever, where she played two seasons, in 2002; she returned to the WNBA for one final season with Phoenix in 2006
  • Tamara Stocks - Drafted by the Washington Mystics with the 25th overall pick in the 2001 WNBA Draft
  • Tiffany Travis - Drafted with the 27th overall pick by the Charlotte Sting in the 2000 WNBA Draft
  • Sophia Witherspoon - Drafted with the 11th overall pick by the New York Liberty in the 1997 WNBA Draft; she played for the Liberty, the Fire, and the Sparks in her seven seasons in the league

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