Professional Profile and Personal Life

Liz Cambage is a professional basketball player for WNBA Los Angeles Sparks. Cambage is widely known for the WNBA single-game with a scoring record of 53 points. Standing tall at 2.03 meters, she was teased a lot as a teen but was encouraged by her mother to play basketball in order to make friends. Cambage has played for the Women’s National Basketball League, Women’s National Basketball Association, Australian national team, and China.


Cambage started her basketball career at the WNBL, playing for Dandenong Rangers in the 2007-08 season. Before this season ends, she joined the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS) and remained with them for the next season. She came back for the 2020-21 season and played for the Southside Flyers.

After playing for AIS, she was drafted by Tulsa Shock for the Women’s National Basketball Association. She was reluctant to play for them but played in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game. In 2012, Cambage decided not to return to the US to play for Tulsa Shock, citing she was “exhausted.”

Team Los Angeles Sparks Los Angeles Sparks
Height / weight 2.07 m / 98 kg
Born 18 Aug 1991
Nationality United Kingdom United Kingdom
Team History
Los Angeles Sparks Los Angeles Sparks 2022 - present
Las Vegas Aces 2019 - 2021
Southside Flyers 2020
Shanxi Flame 2018 - 2019
Melbourne Boomers 2017 - 2018
Dallas Wings 2018
Shanghai Swordfish 2015 - 2016
Beijing Great Wall 2013 - 2014
Bulleen Boomers 2009 - 2012
Tulsa Shock Tulsa Shock 2011
Australian Institute of Sport 2007 - 2008
Dandenong Rangers 2007

She returned to the US in the 2013 season and played for Shock. However, she never went back to the WNBA for the next five years. It will be in 2018 when she finally goes back to the US when she signed with Dallas Wings. Cambage entered a multi-year contract with the team.

Cambage also played for China, having signed a contract with Zhejiang Chouzhou in 2012. Her salary was reportedly $400,000 (Australian), making her one of the world’s highest-paid female basketballers. She played in the 2012 London Olympics representing Australia and won a bronze medal.

Career Highlights

  • 2011, 2020 – 2x WNBL Champion
  • 2011, 2018, 2019, 2021 – 4x WNBAAll-Star
  • 2010, 2011, 2018, 2020 – 4x All-WNBLFirst Team
  • 2019 – All-WNBA Second Team
  • 2018 – All-WNBA First Team
  • 2018 – WNBA Peak Performer
  • 2011 – WNBA All-Rookie Team
  • 2011 – WNBL MVP

Medals, Representing Australia


  • Bronze – 2012 London

World Cup

  • Silver - 2018 Spain

Commonwealth Games

  • Gold – 2018 Gold Coast

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