Rebekkah Brunson took over as all-time rebounding leader in the WNBA last year, passing up Tamika Catchings and finishing the season with 3,356 career rebounds. As she attempts to recover from lingering concussion-like symptoms, it is unclear how much or even if she might play this summer, but each board she grabs would push her league-leading record higher and higher.
Keep an eye out for these milestones in 2019:
- In their first few games, Jewell Loyd and Lynetta Kizer could both get their 500th rebounds, and Marissa Coleman is just five away from 1,000 herself.
- By the season’s midway point, look for Tina Charles to grab her 3,000th rebound and in the process become the youngest player to reach that number. Sylvia Fowles set the mark when she reached that number last season at just under 33 years old, while Charles is just 30 years old.
- Both Fowles and Charles are poised to join Brunson in the top 5 by the end of this season, passing the likes of Lisa Leslie (3,306), Tina Thompson (3,069), and Taj McWilliams Franklin (3,013) to get there.
- Sancho Lyttle is just 32 rebounds behind DeLisha Milton-Jones and by passing her would earn a spot in the top 10 all-time.
- DeWanna Bonner enters the season with 1,812 rebounds and will likely reach 2,000 after the All Star break. In doing so, she would also enter the top 25, getting as high as 18th.