As impressive as the USA women’s record-breaking victory over Senegal was, Sunday’s opener was, by no means, the first time that these twelve players have wowed the crowd. Throughout the WNBA season, these women have been generating oohs and ahhs night after night with their out-of-this-world plays.
Here’s a look at twelve of these plays—one from each of the players on the U.S. Women’s National Team. From monstrous blocks to buzzer beaters, get ready to feast your eyes on some top-notch moves.
1. Maya Moore swats away a layup attempt
2. Lindsay Whalen flies past defender with spin move, gets fouled as she hits circus shot
3. Angel McCoughtry throws in a three with 0.8 seconds on the clock
4. Elena Delle Donne makes the off-balance jumper, gets the and one
5. Breanna Stewart rejects a shot with two hands
6. Tamika Catchings glides to the basket with a spin move, finishes with an acrobatic layup
7. Diana Taurasi fouled as she sinks the trey
8. Brittney Griner’s fools the defense with her pivot, finishes strong in the paint
9. Sylvia Fowles’s rejection sends the ball flying into stands
10. Tina Charles tears apart the defense by bulldozing past three players
11. Seimone Augustus gets the friendly bounce after being knocked down
12. Sue Bird’s slick bounce pass whizzes past two defenders