Catchings Becomes No. 2 Leading Scorer In WNBA History; Only Trails Thompson

On Tuesday night, Tamika Catchings added another bullet-point to her already historic resume by moving into second place on the all-time WNBA scoring list, passing fellow WNBA legend Diana Taurasi.

In honor of her accomplishment, let’s take a look at the top 10 scorers on WNBA history.

No. 1: TINA THOMPSON (7,488)

  • Spent 17 years in the WNBA from 1997-2013
  • Played in 496 games
  • First in WNBA history in field goals made (2630)
  • Second in WNBA history in rebounds (3070)
  • 9-time WNBA All-Star
  • 4-time WNBA champion
  • Member of WNBA All-Decade Team

No. 2 TAMIKA CATCHINGS (6735)*

  • In her 14th season in the WNBA
  • WNBA’s all-time leader in steals (973) and free throws made (1,823)
  • Third on WNBA’s all-time rebounding list (3,030)
  • 10-time All-Star
  • 5-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year
  • WNBA Champion in 2012
  • Member of WNBA All-Decade Team

No. 3: DIANA TAURASI (6,722)

  • 11 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 334 games
  • Fifth on the WNBA’s all-time assists list (1448)
  • 7-time WNBA All-Star
  • 3-time WNBA Champion
  • Member of the WNBA All-Decade Team

No. 4: KATIE SMITH (6,452)

  • Spent 14 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 482 games
  • Most three-point field goals made in WNBA history (906)
  • Eighth-most field goals made in WNBA history (2,053)
  • 7-time WNBA All-Star
  • 2-time WNBA Champion
  • Member of the WNBA All-Decade Team

No. 5: LISA LESLIE (6,263)

  • Spent 12 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 363 games
  • Second on the WNBA all-time blocks list (822)
  • Second-most field goals made in WNBA history (2,332)
  • Fourth-most free throws made in WNBA history (1,477)
  • 8-time WNBA All-Star
  • 2-time WNBA Champion
  • Member of the WNBA All-Decade Team

No. 6: LAUREN JACKSON (6,007)

  • Spent 12 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 317 games
  • Eighth on the WNBA’s all-time rebounding list (2,447)
  • Sixth in the league in scoring (16.1 PPG)
  • 7-time WNBA All-Star
  • 2-time WNBA Champion
  • Member of the WNBA All-Decade Team

No. 7: BECKY HAMMON (5,841)

  • Spent 16 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 450 games
  • Second-most three-point field goals made in WNBA history (829)
  • Fourth on the WNBA’s all-time assists list (1,708)
  • 6-time WNBA All-Star

No. 8:CAPPIE PONDEXTER (5,727)*

  • In her 10th season in the WNBA
  • Ninth most free throws made in WNBA history (1,241)
  • 7-time WNBA All-Star
  • 2-time WNBA Champion

No. 9: KATIE DOUGLAS (5,563)

  • Spent 14 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 412 games
  • Fifth-most three point field goals made in WNBA history (727)
  • Fourth on the WNBA’s all-time steals list (623)
  • 5-time WNBA All-Star
  • WNBA Champion in 2012

No. 10: DeLISHA MILTON-JONES (5,537)

  • Spent 13 years in the WNBA
  • Played in 488 games
  • Fifth-most steals in WNBA history (612)
  • Sixth-most field goals made in WNBA history (2,069)
  • 2-time WNBA All-Star
  • 2-time WNBA Champion

* Denotes active player