Top 10 WNBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings
Ranking the best WNBA Point Guards of the 2023 WNBA season as Kelsey Plum lead the way. Also where Chelsea Gray, Natasha Cloud & rank
By admin | July 17, 2023
WNBA Point Guards
The 2023 WNBA schedule is rolling along as the season approaches mid-July with the 2023 WNBA All-Star game just around the corner. As you start to look around the Women’s National Basketball Association the game is loaded with talented women basketball players taking their games to the next level each season. One position that continues to see strong development year over year is the point guard position. The same can be said for the list of WNBA point guards landing among the Top 10 WNBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings list. A list that is headlined by the Las Vegas Aces point guard Kelsey Plum.
Plum who was a key part of the Aces 2022 WNBA Championship team has continued her strong play over the course of the 2023 WNBA season. Plum currently leads all point guards in scoring while averaging 19.1 points per game while forming one of the best point guard-shooting guard duos in the NBA with Jackie Young.
Joining Plum among the list of the best point guards in the WNBA include Courtney Vandersloot of the New York Liberty, Chelsea Gray of the Las Vegas Aces, Jordin Canada of the Los Angeles Sparks, and Natasha Cloud of the Washington Mystics. Here is a look at the Top 10 WNBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings list.
Team: Seattle Storm
WNBA Stats: 8.4 points, 2.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists per game
Landing just outside of the Top 10 WNBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings is the Seattle Storm point guard Ivana Dojkic who currently ranks within the top 15 among point guards in assists per game while also adding 8.4 points per game.
With the Storm moving in different direction this season after the losses of Sue Bird to retirement and Breanna Stewart to free agency, Dojkic has played well while looking to get the ball to Jewell Lloyd who currently leads the WNBA in scoring.
Team: Minnesota Lynx
WNBA Stats: 5.8 points, 2.2 rebounds, 4.2 assists per game
Another solid point guard taking to the hardwood during the 2023 WNBA schedule has been Lindsay Allen of the Minnesota Lynx who has split time alongside fellow point guard Tiffany Mitchell this season.
Allen who played her college ball for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish focuses primarily on handling the traditional style role of the point guard while looking for the open shooter while passing up additional scoring opportunities
While her points per game totals are impacted, her assists per game has bene solid while averaging just 21.2 minutes per game. Over those minutes Allen is averaging 4.2 assists per game while also adding 5.8 points and 2.2 rebounds per game.
Top 10 WNBA Point Guards
10. Tiffany Mitchell
Team: Minnesota Lynx
WNBA Stats: 10.5 points, 3.3 rebounds, 2.5 assists per game
Coming in at number 10 on the Top 10 WNBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings is the Minnesota Lynx point guard Tiffany Mitchell. While Mitchell is currently out with a wrist sprain the former South Carolina Gamecocks guard has been solid for most of the 2023 season for the Lynx.
Prior to missing the past two weeks of the WNBA schedule, Mitchell had averaged 10.5 points per game over her first 13 games including five straight games with at least 10 points and three total games with at least 15 points this season. In addition, Mitchell has shot 42.9 percent from the field on the year while averaging 2.5 assists, and 3.3 rebounds per game.
9. Tiffany Hayes
Team: Connecticut Sun
WNBA Stats: 10.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, 2.7 assists per game
One of the aging point guards of the WNBA, Tiffany Hayes continues to be a solid role player in her first season with the Connecticut Sun after being acquired during the off-season.
The former UConn Huskies guard is averaging at least 10 points for the 10th straight season with her only season below coming during her rookie campaign.
In 2023, Hayes has been solid on both ends of the floor averaging 10.7 points per game to go along with 2.7 assists. Meanwhile the Sun’s star has averaged nearly three rebounds (2.8) and one steal (.9) per game over her first 19 games of the season.
8. Erica Wheeler
Team: Indiana Fever
WNBA Stats: 8.8 points, 2.4 rebounds, 5.1 assists per game
Another strong facilitating point guard that goes under noticed is the Indiana Fever veteran point guard Erica Wheeler. Wheeler ranks 10th currently in the WNBA in assists per game while averaging 5.1 per game.
In addition to the assists and running the Fever offense, Wheeler is also solid on both ends of the floor while limiting the play of opposing point guards.
On the year Wheeler has posted eight games with at least 10 points scored, one double double, and nine games with at least five assists.
7. Sug Sutton
Team: Phoenix Mercury
WNBA Stats: 9.0 points, 2.3 rebounds, 5.2 assists per game
Sug Sutton is one of a few key playmakers on the Phoenix Mercury alongside long time point guard/shooting guard Diana Taurasi.
Sutton and Taurasi have formed one of the dynamic guard combinations in the WNBA while averaging 10.5 assists per game while ranking 7th and 8th in the WNBA in assists per game.
The former third round selection from the 2020 WNBA Draft has blossomed into a role with the team after not appearing within the league over the previous two seasons. Sutton is currently averaging 28.2 minutes per game this regular season while averaging 5.2 assists, and 2.3 rebounds per game.
6. Courtney Williams
Team: Chicago Sky
WNBA Stats: 9.5 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists per game
In her 8th season within the WNBA, the Chicago Sky point guard Courtney Williams ranks among the top point guards in the league while looking to set up the team’s offense and find opening looks for her teammates.
Williams who joined the Sky during free agency has been a key addition to the team alongside former WNBA Finals MVP Kahleah Copper.
In 19 games over the first half of the 2023 WNBA season, Williams is averaging 9.5 points per game to go along with 6.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game. On the year Williams has one triple double, one double double while posting nine double figure scoring performances.
5. Natasha Cloud
Team: Washington Mystics
WNBA Stats: 11.0 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.1 assists per game
Rounding out the Top 5 on the Top 10 WNBA Point Guards 2023 Rankings list is the Washington Mystics point guard Natasha Cloud.
Cloud continues to rank among the best facilitators in the WNBA while ranking among the leaders in assists year in and year out. The same can be said to start the 2023 WNBA season after posting 6.1 assists over her first 15 games of the WNBA season.
Since arriving in DC in 2015, Cloud has posted at least five assists in four of her first eight seasons including in each of the past four WNBA seasons.
4. Jordin Canada
Team: Los Angeles Sparks
WNBA Stats: 13.2 points, 3.1 rebounds, 5.6 assists per game
The 27 year old veteran from the UCLA Bruins and former 5th overall draft pick during the 2018 WNBA Draft continues to develop into one of the best point guards in the WNBA.
In 17 games to start the 2023 WNBA season, Jordin Canada is averaging career highs in scoring while averaging 13.2 points per game and assists while averaging 5.6 assists per game.
Canada who is in her second season with the Los Angeles Sparks ranks among the leaders in both scoring and assists among all WNBA point guards to start the 2023 WNBA season.
3. Chelsea Gray
Team: Las Vegas Aces
WNBA Stats: 14.4 points, 3.4 rebounds, 6.4 assists per game
While it is not often you see teammates who play the same position land among the Top 10 WNBA players to play the position. However, with the roster breakdown and the roster constructions of each team, many split their players on the floor at the same time including the Las Vegas Aces who like to run multiple guards on the floor at one time.
This allows Chelsea Gray and Kelsey Plum to run the team’s offense while being offensive leaders. Gray has turned in three double doubles this season averaging at least 10 points and 10 assists per game while pushing her season totals to 14.4 points per game and 6.4 assists per game. In all Gray has posted nine different games with at least seven assists over her first 19 of the season.
2. Courtney Vandersloot
Team: New York Liberty
WNBA Stats: 11.3 points, 3.6 rebounds, 8.5 assists per game
The scoring is not as high as a few of the other top point guards around the WNBA including Kelsey Plum, however the New York Liberty point guard leads all players while averaging 8.5 assists per game to start the season.
Vandersloot who was also brought in alongside Breanna Stewart to help the Liberty compete for a title, continues to be one of the top facilitators in the WNBA while running her team’s offense.
In addition to the assists the former Chicago Sky point guard is averaging 11.3 points per game to go along with 3.6 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game while providing strong defense on the defensive end of the floor. With the additions this offseason the Liberty currently have the second best record in the WNBA.
1. Kelsey Plum
Team: Las Vegas Aces
WNBA Stats: 19.1 points, 2.3 rebounds, 4.1 assists per game
Coming off a magical run during the 2022 WNBA season that saw Kelsey Plum take home the WNBA All-Star Game MVP Award as well as win her first WNBA Championship with the Las Vegas Aces, Plum has been brilliant to start the 2023 WNBA Season.
Plum as well as other top stars for the Aces including A’ja Wilson have the Aces sitting with the best record in the WNBA as the 2023 WNBA All-Star game approaches. Over her first 18 games of the season Plum is averaging 19.1 points per game to go along with 4.1 assists, 2.3 rebounds, and nearly one steal per game (.8).
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