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Candace Parker twice won Gatorade’s National Girls Basketball Player of the Year award while attending high school in Naperville, Illinois, then went on to lead Tennessee to two NCAA titles in college. In 2016, she helped the Los Angeles Sparks win the franchise’s second WNBA Finals title. All this success has made her the top women’s basketball player on Instagram with more than half a million followers.

BASKETBALL QUEENS OF INSTAGRAM

Queens of Basketball: Candace Parker, Elena Delle Donne, Sue Bird tops on Instagram

Hot on Parker’s heels in terms of Instagram followers is Washington Mystics small forward Elena Delle Donne. Further back in third place is point guard Sue Bird who has three WNBA titles to her credit. Currently, all the players in the top ten are Americans, with New York and Missouri each represented twice.

UPDATED February 8, 2020

10) A’JA WILSON

A’ja Riyadh Wilson
Born August 8, 1996 📍 Hopkins, South Carolina
Current team: Las Vegas Aces
Instagram followers: 173 thousand

9) SWIN CASH

Swintayla Marie Cash Canal
Born September 22, 1979 📍 McKeesport, Pennsylvania
Last team: New York Liberty
Instagram followers: 81 thousand

8) BREANNA STEWART

Breanna Mackenzie Stewart
Born August 27, 1994 📍 Syracuse, New York
Current team: Seattle Storm
Instagram followers: 197 thousand

7) MAYA MOORE

Maya April Moore
Born June 11, 1989 📍 Jefferson City, Missouri
Last team: Minnesota Lynx
Instagram followers: 243 thousand

6) NNEKA OGWUMIKE

Nnemkadi Chinwe Victoria Ogwumike
Born July 2, 1990 📍 Tomball, Texas
Current team: Los Angeles Sparks
Instagram followers: 99 thousand

5) BECKY HAMMON

Rebecca Lynn Hammon
Born March 11, 1977 📍 Rapid City, South Dakota
Current team: San Antonio Spurs (asst. coach)
Instagram followers: 124 thousand

4) LISA LESLIE

Lisa Deshaun Leslie
Born July 7, 1972 📍 Gardena, California
Current team: Los Angeles Sparks
Instagram followers: 167 thousand

3) SUE BIRD

Suzanne Brigit Bird
Born October 16, 1980 📍 Syosset, New York
Current team: Seattle Storm
Instagram followers: 369 thousand

2) ELENA DELLE DONNE

Elena Delle Donne
Born September 5, 1989 📍 Wilmington, Delaware
Current team: Washington Mystics
Instagram followers: 460 thousand

1) CANDACE PARKER

Candace Nicole Parker
Born April 19, 1986 📍 St. Louis, Missouri
Current team: Los Angles Sparks
Instagram followers: 523 thousand