Swin Cash, a two-time national champion with UConn, announced she’ll retire from the WNBA after this season in a post on “The Players’ Tribune.” (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
NEW YORK (AP) — Maya Moore and Candace Parker have led their teams to record starts. Now the two former MVPs are being honored as among the 20 greatest and most influential players in WNBA history.
They were the youngest players on the list, which was selected by a 15-member panel and announced Tuesday. Other active players include Moore’s Minnesota teammates Seimone Augustus and Lindsay Whalen. Seattle’s Sue Bird, Indiana’s Tamika Catchings, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, Chicago’s Cappie Pondexter and New York’s Swin Cash round out the current players selected.
In a Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015 file photo, Minnesota Lynx’s Lindsay Whalen, Maya Moore and Rebekkah Brunson celebrate their 69-52 victory over the Indiana Fever in Game 5 of the WNBA basketball finals, in Minneapolis. The Minnesota Lynx have won three championships in the last five years and come as close to a dynasty as the WNBA has seen in the last 15 years. (AP Photo/Stacy Bengs, File)
Former players Cynthia Cooper, Yolanda Griffith, Becky Hammon, Lauren Jackson, Lisa Leslie, Deanna Nolan, Ticha Penicheiro, Katie Smith, Sheryl Swoopes, Tina Thompson and Teresa Weatherspoon were also honored.
Nolan was the only one of the former players not to be selected five years ago among the 15 greatest. Dawn Staley was on that list but didn’t make Tuesday’s group.
In this March 9, 2016 file photo, basketball player Candace Parker poses at the 2016 Team USA Media Summit, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The two-time WNBA MVP helped the Americans win the gold medal in the past two Olympics. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)