A’ja Wilson and Breanna Stewart were selected unanimously to the All-WNBA first team, the league announced Thursday night ahead of Game 3 of the WNBA Finals.
Wilson’s selection comes as she and the Las Vegas Aces stand on the brink of a WNBA title, with a 2-0 series lead against the Connecticut Sun. The star forward has recorded five consecutive 20-point double-doubles heading into Game 3.
Wilson edged Stewart for the MVP award, announced last week, taking 31 of 56 possible first-place votes to the Seattle Storm forward’s 23. For All-WNBA honors, both received first-team votes on all 56 ballots from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
Both have received All-WNBA selections in three consecutive seasons. Wilson is appearing on the first team for the second time in her career, Stewart for the fourth.
The 2022 All-WNBA First Team is in ‼️ pic.twitter.com/jOhSCaLBpz— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) September 16, 2022
The 2022 All-WNBA First Team is in ‼️ pic.twitter.com/jOhSCaLBpz
The pair are joined on the first team by Chicago Sky forward Candace Parker, Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith and Wilson’s Aces teammate Kelsey Plum.
This year marks Parker’s 10th All-WNBA selection, which puts her fourth all-time behind Diana Taurasi (14), Lisa Leslie (12) and Tamika Catchings (12). Plum has never before made an All-WNBA team.
The second team features Sabrina Ionescu and Alyssa Thomas, who each earn their first All-WNBA honors. Nneka Ogwumike, Jonquel Jones and Sylvia Fowles round out the second team.
Each member of the All-WNBA first team will receive $10,300, while each member of the second team will receive $5,150.
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The 2022 All-WNBA Second Team. 👀 pic.twitter.com/aZYgDTOR43