LAS VEGAS (May 24, 2019)—They’re different players from different places: One a sharpshooting scoring guard from Washington by way of San Diego. One a generational low-post prospect and national champion at hometown South Carolina. One a versatile, athletic guard born in Indiana and developed at Notre Dame.
But Kelsey Plum, A’ja Wilson and Jackie Young are in Las Vegas together as Aces—with on unique distinction reserved for one player a year. Or, in this case, one franchise in each of the past three years.
As No. 1 overall draft picks.
The Aces, formerly the San Antonio Stars, won the WNBA draft lottery, in three consecutive years and took Plum, Wilson and Young in 2017, 2018 and 2019. The three, with All-Stars Kayla Mcbride and Li Cambage, constituency’s the core of the team.
The distinction is an honor. And a challenge.
But all three have embraced it with grace.