10. Sancho Lyttle – $5.6 Million
Sancho Lyttle (born September 20, 1983) is a Spanish professional basketball player for the Phoenix Mercury of the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA). Combining the WNBA and the European season, she has won six domestic leagues and four Euroleague titles with four teams in three countries.
She was born in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and was granted Spanish nationality in June 2010. With the Spanish basketball team she has won four medals between 2010 and 2017.
Sancho Lyttle played collegiate basketball at Clarendon College before transferring to the University of Houston from 2003–2005 where she currently holds the record for single season rebound average (2004–2005), offensive rebounds (04-05) and most rebounds in a single season (04-05). She also holds the career record for highest rebounding average.
When the Houston Comets folded in 2008, she was selected first in the dispersal draft by the Atlanta Dream.
She currently plays the power forward position for the Phoenix Mercury in the WNBA. Throughout her career, she has scored 1,505 points, collected 1,041 rebounds, and has 200 assists, 242 steals, and 96 blocks through six seasons. She was the fifth overall draft pick in the 2005 WNBA Draft out of Houston.
In 2010, she had career highs in points and rebounds with 27 and 20, respectively.
On February 1, 2018, Lyttle signed with the Phoenix Mercury after spending the previous 9 seasons with the Atlanta Dream. However, her season ended early when she tore her ACL on June 30, 2018.