5 WNBA veterans who deserve the same spotlight as Caitlin Clark and Angel Reese

Angel Reese and Caitlin Clark have brought new eyes to the WNBA, but there are a long list of stars who deserve the same spotlight they've received.
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Nneka Ogwumike, Seattle Storm

In terms of staying power, few rival that of Nneka Ogwumike. Selected at No. 1 overall in the 2012 WNBA Draft, Ogwumike has spent the past 12 seasons racking up awards and sustaining a remarkable level of star-caliber play.

That's continued in 2024, as the 34-year-old earned her ninth All-Star Game selection and is arguably on her way to a seventh career All-WNBA nod.

Ogwumike won Rookie of the Year in 2012 and captured both a WNBA Championship and a regular season MVP award in 2016. Overall, she's become a six-time All-WNBA, six-time All-Defense, and nine-time All-Star Game selectee, and was named to the WNBA's 25th Anniversary Team.

Widely regarded as one of the greatest players in WNBA history, Ogwumike is well on her way to the Hall of Fame—and she continues to play at a superstar level.

In 2024, Ogwumike is averaging 17.5 points, 7.4 rebounds, 2.6 assists, and 1.8 steals while shooting the lights out from all over the court. With a slash line of .540/.464/.852, and a career-best trajectory in terms of three-point field goals made, she's impeccably adapting to the changes in the game.

An all-time great who just won't slow down, the Los Angeles Sparks legend has the Seattle Storm in a contending position in her first season with the team.