3 Pac-12 girls’s basketball alumnae named to 2022 All-WNBA Workforce

September 17, 2022

SAN FRANCISCO – Washington’s Kelsey Plum (first staff), Oregon’s Sabrina Ionescu (second staff) and Stanford’s Nneka Ogwumike (second staff) have been three of 10 gamers voted to the 2022 All-WNBA Workforce, the league introduced Thursday. 

The Pac-12’s three All-WNBA Workforce members are tied with the SEC for many amongst all conferences and the 2 leagues are the one ones with a number of choices. It is the primary time the Pac-12 has had a trio voted to the All-WNBA Workforce since 2001, when USC’s Lisa Leslie and UCLA’s Natalie Williams have been on the primary staff and the Trojans’ Tina Thompson on the second staff. The Convention had at the very least three All-WNBA picks within the first 5 years of the league (1997-2001) and had 4 choices in each 1999 and 2000 (Leslie, Thompson, Williams and USC’s Cynthia Cooper).

Making her All-WNBA debut, Plum is the primary from the Pac-12 to earn All-WNBA first-team accolades since Ogwumike in 2016. The Las Vegas Aces guard completed third in voting for the Kia WNBA MVP Award after averaging profession highs of 20.2 factors (second within the WNBA) and 5.1 assists (ninth). Plum additionally led the league in 3-pointers (113) and was fourth in 3-point area objective share (42.0). 

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Additionally a first-time All-WNBA choice for the New York Liberty, Ionescu turned the primary participant in league historical past to document at the very least 500 factors, 200 rebounds and 200 assists in a season. The 5-11 guard ranked eighth within the WNBA in scoring common (17.4), twelfth in rebounding (7.1) and third in assists (6.3). Ionescu, 24, turned the youngest participant to document a triple-double (June 12 vs. Chicago) and the primary participant to publish a triple-double with at the very least 30 factors (July 6 vs. Las Vegas).

In her eleventh WNBA season, Ogwumike averaged 18.1 factors (seventh within the WNBA), 6.6 rebounds (fifteenth) and 1.68 steals (third) for the Los Angeles Sparks. The 2016 Kia WNBA MVP additionally completed seventh within the league in area objective share (54.4). Her fifth All-WNBA choice (2019, 2017, 2016, 2014) strikes her previous Cooper (4) for the third-most in Pac-12 Convention historical past behind Leslie (12) and Thompson (eight).

Plum, Ionescu and Ogwumike have been additionally voted starters for the 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Recreation in July, the primary time since 2003 the Pac-12 had a trio voted to begin within the WNBA’s midseason showcase.

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Voting for the All-WNBA Workforce was carried out on the conclusion of the common season. For the primary time, gamers have been chosen with out regard for place. Gamers obtained 5 factors for every first-team vote and three factors for every second-team vote.