WNBA Scoring/Rebounds/Assists Milestones to watch for in the 2021 season

Courtney Vandersloot of the Chicago Sky.

The 2021 WNBA season is upon us and it’s time to track the annual scoring, rebounding and assists milestones that WNBA players will hit this season. There are several players who are going to hit big milestones. Diana Taurasi has reached 9000 career points and is the first ever WNBA player to do so. Sue Bird has reached 3000 assists and is the first ever WNBA player to hit 3000 career assists at 40 years old. Courtney Vandersloot will join an elite group of players after she hits the 3000 career points mark, the 1000 rebounds mark and the 2000 assists mark this season. She will join Sue Bird and Lindsay Whalen as the only other WNBA players to achieve those milestones.

My inspiration comes from Kevin Brown, who started an amazing WNBA website devoted to tracking these statistics and more. Kurtis Zimmerman also has an amazing WNBA and women’s college basketball website that has so much knowledge and information. Both are wonderful websites and I suggest bookmarking both of them.

In this post, I included players who very close to hitting their milestones and who have hit a certain mark before so that it is an achievable goal for them this season. For example, Sylvia Fowles needs 513 points to reach 6000 points this season. That may seem like a lot for some players, but Fowles has scored 600+ points in four WNBA seasons in her career. She has also scored 520 points in one season. She is more than capable of hitting this mark which is why she is on the list.

If you want to see the WNBA players who have reached milestones this season, scroll down and at the bottom is the list of the players that have accomplished their milestones as well as the date.

Scoring

7000

Candice Dupree needs 178 points to reach 7000 career points. (2006 WNBA Draft Class)

6000

  • Candace Parker needs 157 points to reach 6000 career points. (Chicago Sky, 2008 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Sylvia Fowles needs 210 points to reach 6000 career points. (Minnesota Lynx, 2008 WNBA Draft Class)

4000

Elena Delle Donne needs 147 points to reach 4000 career points. (Washington Mystics, 2013 WNBA Draft Class)

3000

  • Briann January needs 150 points to reach 3000 career points. (Connecticut Sun, 2009 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Breanna Stewart needs 154 points to reach 3000 career points. (Seattle Storm, 2016 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Odyssey Sims needs 237 points to reach 3000 career points. (Atlanta Dream, 2014 WNBA Draft Class)

2000

  • A’ja Wilson needs 31 points to reach 2000 career points. (Las Vegas Aces, 2018 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Jonquel Jones needs 33 points to reach 2000 career points. (Connecticut Sun, 2016 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Jessica Breland needs 100 points to reach 2000 career points. (Indiana Fever, 2011 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Elizabeth Williams needs 244 points to reach 2000 career points. (Atlanta Dream, 2015 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Chiney Ogwumike needs 324 points to reach 2000 career points. (Los Angeles Sparks, 2014 WNBA Draft Class)

1000

  • Sami Whitcomb needs 91 points to reach 1000 career points (New York Liberty)
  • Moriah Jefferson needs 107 points to reach 1000 career points. (Dallas Wings, 2016 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Bria Holmes needs 120 points to reach 1000 career points. (Los Angeles Sparks, 2016 WNBA Draft Class)

Rebounds

1000

  • Courtney Vandersloot needs 17 rebounds to reach 1000 career rebounds. (Chicago Sky, 2011 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Kiah Stokes needs 23 rebounds to reach 1000 career rebounds. (Las Vegas Aces, 2015 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Jasmine Thomas needs 40 rebounds to reach 1000 career rebounds. (Connecticut Sun, 2011 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Shavonte Zellous needs 52 rebounds to reach 1000 career rebounds. (Washington Mystics, 2009 WNBA Draft Class)
  • Chiney Ogwumike needs 87 rebounds to reach 1000 career rebounds. (Los Angeles Sparks, 2014 WNBA Draft Class)

Assists

2000

Diana Taurasi needs 19 assists to reach 2000 career assists. (Phoenix Mercury, 2004 WNBA Draft Class)

1000

Chelsea Gray needs 64 assists to reach 1000 career assists. (Las Vegas Aces, 2014 WNBA Draft Class)

*Milestones Players Reached

  • Ariel Atkins (1000 points) – May 18th 2021
  • Tina Charles (6000 points) – May 18th 2021
  • Shavonte Zellous (3000 points) – May 23rd 2021
  • Liz Cambage (2000 points) – May 23rd 2021
  • Courtney Vandersloot (3000 points) – May 25th 2021
  • Brittney Griner (4000 points) – June 3rd 2021
  • Amanda Zahui B (1000 points) – June 5th 2021
  • Natasha Cloud (1000 points) – June 8th 2021
  • Courtney Vandersloot (2000 assists) – June 15th 2021
  • Dearica Hamby (1000 rebounds) – June 15th 2021
  • Kayla McBride (3000 points) – June 17th 2021
  • Liz Cambage (1000 rebounds) – June 17th 2021
  • Betnijah Laney (1000 points) – June 20th 2021
  • Jewell Loyd (3000 points) – June 22nd 2021
  • Diana Taurasi (9000 points) – June 27th 2021
  • Napheesa Collier (1000 points) – June 30th 2021
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith (1000 assists) – July 3rd 2021
  • Kelsey Plum (1000 points) – July 4th 2021
  • Isabelle Harrison (1000 points ) – July 5th 2021
  • Sue Bird (3000 assists) – July 9th 2021
  • Candace Parker (3000 rebounds) – July 10th 2021
  • Courtney Williams (2000 points) – July 11th 2021

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