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A’ja Wilson named Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year

More hardware for the Gamecock legend.

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Beloved South Carolina legend and current Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson has another trophy to add to her collection, with this particular honor coming from the Associated Press as their WNBA Player of the Year.

The former No. 1 overall pick, Wilson closed the regular season averaging 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and two blocks, leading the league in blocks and trailing only Dallas’ Arike Ogunbowale in points. She helped guide the Aces to the top seed in the upcoming playoffs, and as a reminder, they went 8-26 the season before she was drafted, so...she’s worked some magic.

Wilson received 11 of the Associated Press panel’s votes, with Seattle’s Breanna Stewart the next closest contender with four. She is also a leading candidate for the league’s MVP award.

Oh, and just in case anyone was still confused, Wilson was named the Western Conference player of the month for the second straight month.

If you’re wanting to catch A’ja in action, make a note for this Sunday, Sept. 20, on your calendar. As the No. 1 seed, the Aces received a double-bye into the semifinal round, which will air on ESPN with the game time and opponent to be determined.