Chicago Sky (WNBA)

International Players, 2024 Season

Kamilla Cardoso*CenterBrazil2024Montes Claros, Brazil
Elizabeth WilliamsForward / CenterGreat Britain2023-24Colchester, England
Bold indicates current player | * indicates player was drafted by organization

Chicago Sky Team History & International Alumni

The Chicago Sky, a prominent franchise in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), has not only left an indelible mark on the league but has also established a rich tradition of embracing international talent. Since their inception in 2006, the Sky have actively sought players from around the globe, recognizing the immense skill and diversity they bring to the court. One pivotal moment in the team’s history came in 2013 when they acquired All-Star center Sylvia Fowles, hailing from Miami, Florida, but representing the United States Virgin Islands internationally. Fowles, a dominant force in the paint, not only bolstered the Sky’s defensive presence but also epitomized their commitment to fostering a global basketball community.

The tradition of international players within the Chicago Sky continued to flourish in subsequent years, with notable talents from various corners of the world making significant contributions to the team’s success. In 2015, the Sky welcomed the versatile forward Cheyenne Parker, a native of Queens, New York, but internationally representing Georgia. Parker’s emergence as a reliable scorer and tenacious rebounder further underscored the team’s dedication to assembling a diverse and formidable roster. Her impact on the court, coupled with her international experience, added a unique dimension to the Sky’s playing style, garnering attention both domestically and abroad.

As the years progressed, the Chicago Sky’s reputation as a destination for top-tier international talent only grew stronger. In 2021, the team made headlines with the acquisition of Australian guard/forward, Stephanie Talbot, heralding a new chapter in their tradition of embracing players from overseas. Talbot’s arrival brought with it a wealth of experience gained from competing at the highest levels of international basketball, including representing Australia in multiple Olympic Games and FIBA World Cups. Her ability to stretch the floor with her shooting prowess and tenacious defense exemplified the global flair that has come to define the Chicago Sky, solidifying their status as a premier destination for players from all corners of the globe.