Las Vegas Aces’ Kelsey Plum named WNBA Sixth Player of the Year

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Las Vegas Aces’ guard Kelsey Plum has been named the WNBA’s Sixth Player of the Year, receiving 41 of 49 votes. It’s the first Sixth Player award for Plum, who averaged a career-high 14.8 points per game to rank 16th among all players. Additionally, she had two games of at least 30 points off the bench, tying a league record.

Plum had quite the season after coming back from tearing her Achilles a year ago. In addition to helping lead the Aces to the No. 2 seed in the playoffs, she won gold with Team USAย in 3×3 basketball at the Olympics.

Plum and the Aces take on the Chicago Sky in Game 2 of the playoffs on Thursday at 8 p.m. ET.