|Liz Cambage Quick Info|
|Height||6 ft 8 in|
|Date of Birth||August 18, 1991|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
Liz Cambage is a professional Australian basketball player, model, and DJ, best known as the center for Las Vegas Aces of WNBA and Australian Opals in 2019. On July 17, 2018, she achieved the WNBA single-game scoring record with 53 points against New York Liberty. She was also the founder of Vitadrop, a brand of vitamin and electrolyte solution that aided her in her athletic feats of strength.
Elizabeth Folake Cambage
London, England, United Kingdom
Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Liz attended Padua College in Mornington, Victoria, Australia.
Professional Basketball Player, Model, DJ
Liz Cambage is represented by –
- IMG Talent (Endeavor) (Talent Agent, Manager), Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Disrupt The Game (WNBA/FIBA Agent) in the United States
- Untitled Group (Manager) in Australia
8 – Las Vegas Aces, Melbourne Boomers
6 ft 8 in or 203 cm
98 kg or 216 lbs
Race / Ethnicity
Mixed (White and Black)
She is of Nigerian descent on her paternal side and of Anglo-Australian descent on her maternal side.
- Fuller lips
- Towering height
- Multiple tattoos
Liz Cambage has endorsed brands such as –
- Glue Store
- Kappa Australia
- Nike Sportswear
Liz Cambage Facts
- She and her mother relocated to Australia when she was 3 months old, after her parents’ separation. The two 1st settled in Coffs Harbour, New South Wales and moved to Melbourne, Victoria, Australia when she was 10 years old.
- Her mom suggested her to start playing basketball as a way to make friends at the age of 10.
- Liz was teased for her height at school. When she was 10 years old, her height was already 6 ft or 183 cm, while at the age of 14, she was already 6 ft 5 in or 195.5 cm tall.
- She is one of the tallest female basketball players in WNBA. Ahead of her were Sue Geh, at 6 ft 9 in or 206 cm and Margo Dydek, who stands at a height of 7 ft 2 in or 218.5 cm.
- After she participated in the national team training camp in 2012, she was one of the key players for Australia’s national team at the 2012 Olympic games. Her team won a bronze medal against Russia with a score of 83 to 74.
- On August 2, 2012, she successfully dunked the basketball with 1 hand and her team won against Russia with 70 to 66. Even though many believed it to be the 1st successful dunk by a female athlete at the Olympic Games, FIBA has never officially confirmed it.
- Liz took a 5-year break from WNBA after she felt physically exhausted from the 2012 London Olympics. On the morning, her flight to play for Tulsa Shock in the 2012 season was due, she announced she would take a break. Liz came back to play for Tulsa in the 2013 season but didn’t play in WNBA until she signed a deal with Dallas Wings in February 2018.
- Liz met Paris Hilton in November 2016.
- She was a supporting DJ for Mary J. Blige‘s performances at the Sydney Opera House on April 10, 2017, and at the Arts Centre Melbourne on April 12, 2017.
- Her favorite number is 8 and she thinks it signifies infinity and connects her with her religion. She also has a number “888” tattooed on her right wrist and wears a shirt/jersey with a number 8.
- She became a vegetarian in 2018.
- In July 2019, Liz revealed that she would likely quit playing basketball professionally after the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo. She felt like she couldn’t commit to her other ambitions, such as developing other businesses and having children.
- Liz wrote a very personal essay in August 2019 after she struggled with mental health that prevented her from appearing on the court. She revealed that she had suffered from anxiety and depression for most of her life and also struggled with sobriety in the past as she would often get blackout drunk. In addition to not taking medications, a break-up with an on-and-off boyfriend led her to spiral out of control.
Featured Image by Liz Cambage / Instagram