WNBA Top 20@20 Survey: The Next Generation

Members of the WNBA Top 20@20 — the league’s list of the 20 greatest and most influential players in its history — have gathered in Minneapolis for the WNBA Finals, set to be honored during a halftime ceremony during Game 1.

WNBA.com took a five-question survey to the legends to hear their thoughts on this year’s Finals, the WNBA’s 20th anniversary and the future of the league.

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Which Current Players Could Make the Top 25@25 Team Five Years From Now?

Elena Delle Donne (8 votes), Tina Charles (5 votes), Brittney Griner (5 votes), Breanna Stewart (4 votes), Sylvia Fowles (3 votes), Jewell Loyd (2 votes), Angel McCoughtry (2 votes), Nneka Ogwumike (2 votes), Penny Taylor (2 votes), Skylar Diggins (1 vote), Moriah Jefferson (1 vote)

Who Are Your Favorite Current Players to Watch?

Lisa LeslieNneka just reminds me so much of myself. I love her tenacity and her fight and her will to win. … Candace is just such a phenomenal talent and she’s effortless in her ability to do all the things that she can do on the court. And then Skylar, too, I love watching Skylar. She has a nice game — a little step-back, a little set shot from three, her ability to get to the basket.

Teresa Weatherspoon: I’m a Liberty girl and I really enjoy watching Epiphanny Prince, Sugar Rodgers, Tina Charles. Brittany Boyd’s growing in the game. But there are so many people. Delle Donne is just an awesome talent, Breanna Stewart is just going to be absolutely amazing playing this game, Cappie Pondexter is still growing in the game, as well.

Becky HammonDelle Donne. Breanna Stewart is gonna be a good one, Moriah Jefferson is gonna be a good one. The league is in good hands. There’s a ton of really great young players. Brittney Griner, obviously. You can go down the list — there are some legit stars. Any one of those guys can be sitting here in the next five years, 10 years or 20 years.

Swin CashThere’s so much talent. You think about these [anniversary] teams and there’s kind of like the full body of work and there are so many players that are young in their career. You look at the Tina Charleses of the world, you look at Elena Delle Donne, Sylvia Fowles. You look at players like that and you say if they continue to grow, their body of work, it continues to just grow and grow.