Lisa Leslie is my assumption
The first female basketball player was Teresa Edwards.
~My assumption is Missouri Arledge. Missouri Arledge is the first American female basketball player.~
Who was the first African American woman basketball player?The first African American female basketball player to be drafted by the NBA was Lucy Harris in 1977. She was from New Orleans, Louisiana. Ms. Harris was also a silver medalist from the 1976 Olympics.
I say Lisa Leslie.
Basketball's first appearance at the Olympics was the 1936 Games in Berlin, Germany.