Ahead of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals 2021, presented by YouTube TV at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Superstar Guard was declared the greatest player in WNBA history.
The WNBA announced on Sunday that Phoenix Mercury Guard Diana Torresi has been voted the league’s greatest (GOAT) by fans. The “What for the Got” platform was part of WNBA’s historic 25th season event.
Ahead of Game 1 of the WNBA Finals 2021, presented by YouTube TV at the Footprint Center in Phoenix, Tourasi was declared the greatest player in WNBA history today.
“Congratulations to Diana Torresi for following her outstanding career and for the rest of her fans who voted on her to be voted the greatest WNBA player of all time,” said WNBA Commissioner Kathy Engelbert. “This right qualification reflects her consistent excellence on the court and her key role in advancing WNBA and women’s basketball and becoming a role model for young players everywhere. The opportunity to honor D is another special moment in our historic 25th season celebrations. ”
Taurasi has carved her name in WNBA’s record books. She is the league’s career leader in points, field goals and three-point field goals scored in both the regular season and the playoffs. Her 14 All-WNBA team selection is the highest in the league’s history, and her 10 WNBA All-Star selection is tied for second place.
Playing her entire 17-year WNBA career with Phoenix, Tourasi has won three WNBA Championships and two WNBA Finals Most Valuable Player awards. She has also won the WNBA MVP Award in a regular season.
Mercury selected Torsi with the first overall pick in the 2004 WNBA Draft. She has a career average of 47.4 games with 19.4 points, 4.3 assists and 4.0 rebounds. Taurasi has led the WNBA five times and once assisted.
Fans voted to determine the GOAT on WNBA.com, the WNBA app and Twitter on September 5-19. As selected by a panel of media members and a women’s basketball pioneer, fans could vote for any member of “The W25”, one of the 25 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history.
The W25, which unveiled on September 5, features 10 current players: Sue Bird, Tina Charles, Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles, Britney Greener, Angel McCottry, Neneka Ogwumike, Candace Parker, Brenna Stewart and Diana Torresi. Fifteen retired players are also honored: Simon Augustus, Swinn Cash, Tamica Catchings, Cynthia Cooper, Yolanda Griffith, Becky Hamman, Lauren Jackson, Lisa Leslie, Maya Moore, Ticha Penichero, Capi Pandexter, Katie Smith, Sheryl. Visit WNBA.com for more information on “W25”.
Having got the goat’s name, Taurasi will get details with a kind of commemorative trophy, a basketball made of resin and marble, white mamba scales and inscriptions that recognize her accomplishments.