This is nothing new though. Several other women’s basketball stars have gone overseas to get a bigger paycheck since the maximum salary in the WNBA is just $105,000.
Minnesota Lynx forward and former Connecticut Husky Maya Moore has played in the WCBA and EuroLeague Women. She won two national championships at UConn and two WNBA Championships, but her annual salary in the American league is reportedly just under $60,000.
It’s no surprise that Griner is already an All-Star in the WCBA where she averaged 24.1 points and 10.3 rebounds per game last season.