Earlier today, A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces was named the WNBA’s Most Valuable Player for the 2020 season. She was previously named Rookie of the Year in 2018 and was an All-Star selection in both 2018 and 2019.
Wilson received 43 of the 47 first-place votes. Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart, who was previously named league MVP in 2018, finished in second place.
Here’s a look at Wilson’s season so far:
- Averaged 20.5 points per game during the 22-game regular season
- Scored at least 20 points in 15 of 22 games
- Led the league in blocks (averaged 2.0/game)
- Recorded seven double-doubles (points-rebounds)
- Led the league in free throws made (118) and attempted (151)
- Helped the Aces clinch the top seed in the WNBA playoffs with a 18-4 record
The WNBA Playoffs got underway on Tuesday and continue tonight with the second round. Wilson and the Aces have a double bye until the semifinal round, which begins on Sunday.
The WNBA posted a video of the moment when Wilson found out she had been named league MVP:
— WNBA (@WNBA) September 17, 2020
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