NEW YORK (September 6, 2023)—The WNBA announced today that Las Vegas Aces forward/center A’ja Wilson is the KIA WNBA Western Conference Player of the Month for August, 2023.
The 2-time M’VP led the league in scoring for the month, averaging 24.8 points along with 9,8 rebounds and 2.0 blocked shots. She shot 53.4 percent from the field and 88.4 percent from the free throw line. She also tied the WNBA record for points in a game when she poured in 53 in Atlanta on August 22. During the month, the Aces also broke the WNBA record for wins in a season, and they are currently 32-6, and in control of their own destiny with regards to the number one seed in the 2023 Playoffs.
This is the 8th career Player of the Month Award for Wilson, who also picked up the honor in June and July of this year. One of the front-runners to win her third Most Valuable Player Award, Wilson ranks 3rd in the league in scoring (22.3 ppg), 2nd in rebounding (9.8), 4th in field goal percentage (..46), 17th in steals (1.3), and 1st in blocked shots (2.2).
Since the Aces lost Candace Parker to injury, Wilson has been even better, averaging 24.6 points, 9.9 rebounds, 1.5 steals, and 2.3 blocks, while making 57.1 percent of her field goal attempts.