North Carolina Daily Press
North Carolina Local News, Politics, Sports & Business

Las Vegas Aces' A'ja Wilson, Seattle Storm's Breanna Stewart headline All-WNBA First Group – ESPN


Reigning WNBA MVP A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart had been unanimously chosen to the 2022 All-WNBA First Group, the league introduced Thursday forward of Recreation 3 of the WNBA Finals.

It was the third consecutive All-WNBA nod for Wilson, who will search to ship the Aces a franchise-first championship with a win Thursday over the Connecticut Sun, and the fifth total for Stewart.

The Chicago Sky’s Candace Parker, the Aces’ Kelsey Plum and the Phoenix Mercury’s Skylar Diggins-Smith rounded out the primary staff.

Amid a profession yr wherein Plum additionally earned her first All-Star bid and received All-Star Recreation MVP, Plum’s All-WNBA choice is the primary of her profession. Parker and Diggins-Smith compiled their tenth and sixth All-WNBA honors, respectively. Plum drew 50 of 56 doable first-team votes (and 5 second-team votes), whereas Diggins-Smith recorded 21 first-team votes (26 second-team) and Parker collected 24 first-team votes (21 second-team).

The Solar’s Alyssa Thomas and New York Liberty’s Sabrina Ionescu additionally obtained the primary All-WNBA alternatives of their careers as members of the second staff, becoming a member of the Los Angeles Sparks’ Nneka Ogwumike (fifth choice), the Solar’s Jonquel Jones (fourth) and — in her last season previous to retirement — Sylvia Fowles of the Minnesota Lynx (eighth choice).

Thomas was the one second-team participant to earn a minimum of 20 first-team votes and nonetheless find yourself on the second staff. Stewart, Plum, Thomas and Parker completed Nos. 2-5 in MVP voting behind Wilson.

Wilson additionally took dwelling the 2022 Defensive Participant of the 12 months award this summer time, making her the fifth participant to win league MVP and DPOY in the identical season.

Voting for the All-WNBA groups was performed in a position-less format for the primary time in league historical past; simply three of the ten gamers to make both staff had been listed as guards. Every member of the primary staff will obtain $10,300; and every participant to make the second staff will obtain $5,150.


Comments are closed.