London 2012 Olympics: Preliminary Statistics Of Former And Current WNBA Players

Angel McCoughtry brings the ball up court after stealing it away from China's Zengyu Ma McCoughtry shared the prelim lead with 2.8 steals per game. (Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

There are 38 current or former WNBA players dotting the Olympics rosters. There are 143 players on the rosters, so players with WNBA ties (and this isn't counting the drafted but never played, a la Jo Leedham) comprise over 26 percent of the women's basketball Olympians.

Three teams in the field - Croatia, Angola and Great Britain - do not have any WNBA representation.

Here's how they fared statistically in the preliminary rounds of competition:

Preliminary round statistics for women's basketball in the 2012 Olympics

Name: WNBA years: MPG PPG FG% RPG APG SPG BPG

United States (5-0)

Seimone Augustus 2006-present 18.6 7.4 45.5 2.4 1.4 -- --
Sue Bird 2002-present 25.2 4.6 50 2 5.2 (2) -- --
Swin Cash 2002-present 8.2 3.4 46.2 1.2 -- -- 0.4
Tamika Catchings 2001-present 19 5.8 54.5 4 2.6 1 0.8
Tina Charles 2010-present 22.6 12.8 49.1 8.4 (3) 1.6 -- 0.8
Sylvia Fowles 2008-present 10.5 4 33.3 3 -- -- 1
Asjha Jones 2002-present 11 4.5 57.9 2.5 1.3 0.5
Angel McCoughtry 2009-present 16.8 13 71.9 (2) 6.2 2.2 2.8 (T1) 0.8
Maya Moore 2011-present 17.8 9.2 61.5 6 2.4 1 0.6
Candace Parker 2008-present 18.6 8.8 40.2 7.8 (T4) 2 -- 1.8 (T3)
Diana Taurasi 2004-present 22.6 12.2 56.2 2.6 2.4 1.4 (T8) --
Lindsay Whalen 2004-present 18.8 10 66.7 (3) 3.8 2.8 1.4 (T8) --

Australia (4-1)

Suzy Batkovic 2005, 2009 24 11.4 41.7 6 1.2 1.2 1
Abby Bishop 2010 12 3.2 46.2 2.6 0.8 -- --
Liz Cambage 2011-present 21.6 14 (T8) 59.6 (4) 5.8 1 1 2 (2)
Kristi Harrower 1998-99,
2001-03,
2005, 2009
24.2 4.6 42.9 3 3.2 (T8) 0.8 --
Laura (Summerton) Hodges 2005-06 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Lauren Jackson 2001-present 24.6 15.2 (T4) 51.4 6.2 0.6 1 --
Jenna O'Hea 2011 22.6 7.8 36 2.8 3.4 (7) 0.8 --
Belinda Snell 2005-07,
2009-11
27.2 7 13.3 3.8 2 0.8 0.6

Brazil (1-4)

Erika de Souza 2002-present 32 16.2 (2) 55.6 (5) 8.8 (2) 2.4 1.2 1.6 (T5)
Adriana Moises Pinto 2001-02,
2007
27.8 7.2 40.9 2.6 4.4 (4) 0.8

Canada (2-3)

Miranda Ayim 2011 6 1.5 25 1.5 0.3 -- --
Kim Smith 2006-08 29.2 14 (T8) 73.7 (1) 2.6 1.4 -- --
Shona Thorburn 2006-07 25.4 12.2 60.7 2.8 4.8 (3) 1.2 0.4

China (3-2)

Miao Lijie 2005 30.6 8.6 40.5 3.4 7.4 (1) -- --
Chen Nan 2009 25.8 17.6 (1) 51.3 (6) 6.6 (T9) 0.6 0.8 0.4

Czech Republic (2-3)

Jana Vesela 2010 26.2 7.8 55.2 4.8 2.8 1.2 0.6

France (5-0)

Emilie Gomis 2006 19.4 10.6 60.7 1.6 0.8 -- --
Sandrine Gruda 2008-10 27.4 9.8 45.5 5.2 0.8 -- 2.8 (1)
Edwige Lawson-Wade 2005-10 20.2 8.8 40.3 1.6 1.8 0.8 --
Emmeline Ndongue 2006 16 3 46.7 2.2 0.4 -- 0.6

Russia (3-2)

Becky Hammon 1999-present 26.2 9.2 39.4 3.2 3.6 (6) 1.2 --
Ilona Korstine 2001 6.8 2.2 28.6 1.4 0.2 -- --
Irina Osipova 2006 26.6 8 46.2 7.8 (T4) 2.6 1.2 1.6 (T5)
Natalia Vodopyanova 2005 9.2 0.8 10 2.5 0.5 0.8 --

Turkey (4-1)

Quanitra Hollingsworth 2009-11 20.4 10.6 45.2 6 -- -- 0.6
Nevriye Yilmaz 2003-04 24.2 9 38.8 7.6 (6) 1.4 1.8 (6) --

Players in bold are still active, numbers in parenthesis denote overall rank, if in category's top 10.

Some names you don't see above put up big numbers for their countries, with Johanna Leedham's 29 points vs. France standing as the best individual scoring output of the preliminary rounds. She finished the prelims tied for second in points per game, with 16.2.

Brazil's Clarissa Dos Santos ends her tournament as the leading rebounder in the preliminary competition. She posted 12- and 13-rebound games, en route to a tournament-leading nine rebound per game average.

As you can see in nearly every category there are top 10 numbers missing from the list, due to the non-WNBA player influence. But you can also see how much of a punch the world's top women's basketball league packs in this Olympic competition. The knockout round for all but two of these women (Brazil's de Souza and Pinto) begins on Tuesday.

For full statistical figures, check out FIBA.

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