Liz Cambage

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Full Name Liz Cambage
Age 29 Years Old
Nick Name Liz
Gender Female
Birth Date August 18th, 1991
Birth Place London, England

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About Liz Cambage

An Australian professional basketball player Elizabeth "Liz" Cambage is professionally known as Liz Cambage. She is currently playing for the Las Vegas Aces of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) and the Australian Opals. She is best recognized for playing with the Chinese team the Zhejiang Golden Bulls and with the Australian women's national team, the Australian Opals. She also played for the WNBA's Tulsa Shock. She was six feet tall by the age of ten and was often teased for her height. Her mother suggested she begin playing basketball to make friends at the age of 10. In 2012, she and the rest of the Australian national team took the bronze medal at the London Olympics. On 17th July 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. Recently, she has shared a powerful message about body positivity after posing topless for Playboy.

Famous For

  • Being an Australian professional basketball player.
  • For playing with the Chinese team the Zhejiang Golden Bulls and with the Australian women's national team, the Australian Opals.

Liz Cambage, a professional basketball player

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Early Life of Liz Cambage

On 18th August 1991, Liz Cambage took birth with the real name or full name of Elizabeth "Liz" Cambage in London, England. She belongs to Australian nationality though she is from mixed ethnicity. She is of Nigerian descent on her paternal side and of Anglo-Australian descent on her maternal side. Analogously, she is from Christianity religion. Leo is her star sign and white is her race. She celebrates her birthday on 18th August of every year and she had celebrated her 29th birthday as of 2020. She is the daughter of Julia Cambage (mother) whereas her father's name is unknown. But her parents separated when Cambage was three months old and she moved to Australia with her mother. Furthermore, Liz attended Padua College in Mornington, Victoria, Australia.

Career of Liz Cambage

  • Initially, Liz played in the Under-20 Australian National Championships in 2009, and the ABC suggested she could be the next Lauren Jackson whereas the only international players surpassing Liz were Margo Dydek, at 7 ft 2 in (2.18 m), and Sue Geh, at 2.05 meters (6 ft 9 in) tall. 

WNBL

  • Liz Cambage commenced her basketball career by playing with Dandenong Rangers, joining their WNBL team for the 2007-2008 season, though she was accepted a scholarship to the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), based in Canberra, in the Women's National Basketball League (WNBL).
  • She scored 11 points, had 12 rebounds, and fouled out of the game to the Adelaide Lightning in November 2008.
  • Later she returned to Melbourne to play with the Bulleen Boomers in 2009/2010 where she played in all 22 WNBL games in the 2009/2010 season and finished the regular season with 22.3 points a game and 2.8 blocks a game, leading the league in both categories as well as finished the season with a 59.6% field goal accuracy.
  • She had not re-signed with the team, one of the few Opals players in the league to not have made a commitment to their WNBL team one way or another.

WNBA

  • Analogously, she expressed a reluctance to play for the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) in March 2011 and played in the 2011 WNBA All-Star Game.
  • She was due to head back to the United States to complete her season with Tulsa Shock in the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA), but on 27th August 2012, it was announced that she would not be returning to the States to finish the 2012 season with Tulsa Shock. 
  • Additionally, she returned to play for the Shock for the 2013 season but did not return to the WNBA for five years after and later signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Wings in February 2018.
  • Moreover, she signed with the Zheijang Chouzhou basketball club in China, reportedly for a salary of $400,000 (Australian dollars) in June 2012, which made her one of the highest-paid female basketballers in the world.

Return to WNBA

  • After then, she signed a multi-year contract with the Dallas Wings in February 2018 though, in a game against the New York Liberty, she scored a WNBA record 53 points on 17th July 2018 and was voted into the 2018 WNBA All-Star Game.
  • By the end of the season, she led the league in scoring and the Wings finished with a 15-19 record as the number 8 seed in the league as well as was traded to the Las Vegas Aces on 16th May 2019.
  • The Aces finished 21-13 and the number 4 seed, receiving a bye to the second round at the end of the season but the Aces' playoff run came to an end as they were defeated by the eventual champions, the Washington Mystics, in four games in the semi-finals.
  • In addition, as a piece of fresh news, she has shared a powerful message about body positivity after posing topless for Playboy. "This one goes out to anyone who isn't empowered or confident in their own skin and sexuality," she wrote. "I spent so many years as a teenager hating myself, trying to shrink myself into someone I'm not.
  • I really do hope my self-love can help inspire those struggling to love their reflection because I promise you, you are beautiful and loveable just the way you are!!!". "Thank you to the amazing team for making me feel so comfortable and loved on set...the whole day I felt like I was shooting with my best friends," she added.

National Team

  • She was a member of the Australian junior women's national team as well as a member of the Australian junior women's team that competed at the World Championships in Thailand in the following year.
  • Her first call up to the senior national side was in 2008, and she had her first cap for the Australian Opals in 2009 in a test series against China.
  • She played in the Canberra hosted return game against New Zealand in the Oceania Championship on 2nd September 2009 and was a member of the Australian senior women's team.
  • Cambage successfully dunked the basketball with one hand in a 70-66 victory over Russia at the 2012 Olympic Games on 2nd August, as well Liz and the Opals won a bronze medal in London with an 83-74 win over Russia.

Liz Cambage against the opponent

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Awards and Achievements

  • WNBA Peak Performer (2018)
  • All-WNBA First Team (2018)
  • All-WNBA Second Team (2019)
  • WNBA scoring leader (2018)
  • WNBA All-Rookie Team (2011)
  • 3× WNBA All-Star (2011, 2018, 2019)
  • WNBL champion (2011)
  • WNBL MVP (2011)
  • 3× WNBL All-Star Five (2010, 2011, 2018)

Personal Life of Liz Cambage

Reflecting on Liz Cambage's personal life, she is an unmarried lady. Whereas, regarding her dating life, she is not documented to have any boyfriend/partner. So we can assume that she is currently living a single life. Hope the reason behind living a single life is to focus on a victorious career. Of course, she's stunning, she's popular and irresistible, and so it's quite natural to have men follow her everywhere. She's as beautiful in her real life as she appears in her pictures. She had everything going alright for her with a blockbuster career and a loving family. In addition, talking about her sexual orientation, she is straight. She's strictly kept her personal and professional life separate.

Net Worth of Liz Cambage

Moving towards Liz Cambage's net worth, her worth is around $1 million dollars as of 2020 though she also earns a fine amount of which is around $400,000 per year. With her hard work and the luck by her side, she can double the amount of wealth she has of today. She is sincere in her work. But, she is doing all the hard works in order to build a secure financial status for herself and her family. Furthermore, her main source of income is from a basketball career. She is also among those few individuals that have such a wide range of experience and remains true to whatever she embarks on to. She has reached great heights in her career already and she still has a lot more to do. Additionally, she has also done endorsement work for brands like Adidas, BONDS, Vitadrop, Burnergirls, and many others.

Body Measurement of Liz Cambage

The very graceful Liz has a great personality. She's got a standard height of 6 ft 8 in or 203 cm and a convincing appearance. She had the perfect body combined with good looks. She could carry off any look with great simplicity. Her sensible thoughts with a good sense of humor greatly attract her spectators to their TV screen. Though, her body weight is around 98 kg or 216 lbs whereas her body build type is athletic. Her usual exercise schedule has guided her to be in a marvelous body posture with appropriate body measurements. She wears her outfits accordingly. She dresses up showing off her curvy figure and striking pair of legs and feet wearing either open tight upskirt. And, talking about her hair color, it is black whereas her eyes color is dark brown.