New York, NY (July 9, 2018)–The WNBA announced today that Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson is the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played July 2-8. Elena Delle Donne, of the Washington Mystics was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
Wilson, the No. 1 overall selection in WNBA Draft 2018 presented by State Farm and the WNBA’s Rookie of the Month for June, earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in her career. She led Las Vegas to a 2-0 week as the Aces improved to 8-12 following a 1-7 start.
Wilson led the WNBA in scoring (29.0 ppg) and blocks (4.5 bpg). Among Western Conference players, she tied for fifth in rebounds (9.0 rpg) and was ninth in field goal percentage (48.9).
The 6-4 Wilson opened the week with 24 points, four rebounds and a career-high seven blocks in an 84-80 win over the visiting Chicago Sky on July 5. Her game-high 34 points, 14 rebounds and two blocks led the Aces to a 94-90 home win over the Connecticut Sun on July 7. The 34 points were one shy of her career high and marked her 13th 20-point game of the season.
Overall this season, Wilson ranks second in the league in scoring (21.0 ppg) and third in rebounding (8.7 rpg).
For more information on the WNBA Players of the Week, visit wnba.com/awards.