After a break for the Olympics where the Americans brought home a gold medal, the WNBA resumes its 20th season Friday night when the Seattle Storm hosts the Los Angeles Sparks.
And if jersey sales are the determining factor, the Storm and its power forward Breanna Stewart have the most fans.
Based on WNBAStore.com sales since the start of the 2016 regular season, Stewart has the top-selling jersey, followed by fellow USA basketball teammates Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky (number three), Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx (number four), Brittney Griner (number six) and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury (number eight) and Tamika Catchings of the Indiana Fever (number 10).
Skylar Diggins of the Dallas Wings, Shoni Schimmel of the New York Liberty, Candace Parker of the Sparks and Sue Bird of the Storm complete the list at numbers two, five, seven and nine, respectively.
Stewart, who played for the storied UConn women’s basketball team in college, was the number-one draft pick this year.
Stewart’s team, the Storm, also took the top spot for team jersey sales. Other top teams are the Wings, Lynx, Sky and Sparks.
Friday will also mark the launch of the WNBA Super 20 sweepstakes, where fans who buy a ticket to a WNBA game are automatically entered to win tickets to the league’s All-Star game next year or $20,000.