Liz Cambage Height: Liz Cambage is one of the premier players in women’s basketball both locally and internationally, both within the WNBA and at international tournaments. As one of the tallest female WNBA players today and one of its all-time tallest ever players ever seen playing this sport. At 6 feet 9 inches (2.03 meters), she stands as one of its current active members as well as one of its tallest ever female competitors ever.
Early Life and Career
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Cambage was born in London, England to a Nigerian father and Australian mother and then relocated with them three months later when she reached three months of age to Melbourne, where she started playing basketball as a way of making friends and dealing with being teased about her height. By age 14 she reached 6 feet tall and became known for being an extraordinary talent in basketball.
Cambage began her junior basketball career with Dandenong Rangers before making the transition into professional WNBL basketball for their 2007-08 season. Additionally, she was granted a scholarship at Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and played two seasons for its team in WNBL competition before signing with Bulleen Boomers from 2009-12 – winning both their WNBL championship and MVP award during 2011.
WNBA and International Success
Cambage was selected second overall in the 2011 WNBA draft by Tulsa Shock (now Dallas Wings), behind Maya Moore. She quickly made an impactful debut season averaging 11.5 points, 4.7 rebounds and 1.9 blocks per game and earning All-Star team selection. Furthermore, Cambage represented Australia at London Olympics 2012 where she helped them to a bronze medal win.
Cambage missed most of 2012 due to her Olympic commitments and other obligations, playing only nine games before an ankle injury ended her season early. Following this setback she decided to take a break from WNBA play overseas by signing with various teams in China and Australia before returning in 2018 as an All-WNBA First Teamer who finished second for MVP voting with Dallas Wings. She averaged 23 points, 9.7 rebounds and 1.7 blocks per game for an amazing breakthrough season that earned her All-WNBA First Team honors as well as All-WNBA First Team membership and came second in MVP voting – winning her All-WNBA First Team status alongside finishing second for MVP voting!
Cambage joined the Las Vegas Aces in 2019, where she continued her excellent play as one of their premier players. Averaging 15.9 points, 8.2 rebounds, and 1.6 blocks per game she was named All-WNBA Second Team as well as All-Star team member. Cambage helped the Aces advance all the way to the WNBA Finals where they lost to Seattle Storm; she elected not to participate due to health concerns from COVID-19 pandemic; however she returned the following season as an All-Star player making her fourth All-Star appearance; also she represented Australia national team but withdrew after group stage due to mental health issues arising.
Height and Impact
Cambage’s height gives her an advantage against most of her opponents, as she can quickly score, rebound and block shots in the paint. Furthermore, she boasts a versatile skill set which includes shooting from both midrange and three-point lines while handling the ball well for her size. Cambage is widely considered one of the greatest bigs ever seen in women’s basketball; she pioneered it both locally in Australia as well as globally.
Cambage has utilized her height and platform to champion various causes, including body positivity, mental health awareness, racial justice and women’s empowerment. She has spoken openly about experiences related to racism, sexism and bullying while challenging stereotypes placed upon tall women by society. Furthermore, Cambage has made herself heard regarding pay gaps as well as lack of recognition from basketball players – she calls for increased investment into women’s basketball players as she calls for support of more investment into this sport.
Cambage serves as an example and role model to many young girls and women who aspire to play basketball or pursue their goals regardless of their height or background. She stands as proof that being Tall should not be seen as an impediment but an opportunity; height is no obstacle when pursuing dreams!