– Skylar Diggins-Smith, Candace Parker, Kelsey Plum and Breanna Stewart Be part of Wilson on First Staff –
– Candace Parker Earns 10th All-WNBA Staff Choice and Sylvia Fowles Her Eighth –
– Kelsey Plum, Sabrina Ionescu and Alyssa Thomas Make All-WNBA Staff Debuts –
NEW YORK, Sept. 15, 2022 – Las Vegas Aces ahead A’ja Wilson, the 2022 Kia WNBA Most Priceless Participant, and Seattle Storm ahead Breanna Stewart have been unanimously chosen to the 2022 All-WNBA First Staff, the WNBA introduced at the moment.
Wilson and Stewart have been named to the All-WNBA First Staff on all 56 ballots in voting by a nationwide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Wilson, an All-WNBA Staff choice for the third time in her profession and the third consecutive season, earned a spot on the First Staff for the second time (additionally in 2020). Stewart, a five-time All-WNBA Staff choice, was named to the First Staff for the third consecutive season and the fourth time general.
Becoming a member of Wilson and Stewart (280 factors every) on the 2022 All-WNBA First Staff are Aces guard Kelsey Plum (265), Phoenix Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith (183) and Chicago Sky center-forward Candace Parker (183).
That is the tenth All-WNBA Staff choice for Parker and the sixth for Diggins-Smith. Parker was voted to the First Staff for the seventh time and Diggins-Smith for the fourth time. For Plum, that is her first choice to the All-WNBA Staff.
The 2022 All-WNBA Second Staff consists of Connecticut Solar ahead Alyssa Thomas (175 factors), New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu (168), Los Angeles Sparks ahead Nneka Ogwumike (141), Solar ahead Jonquel Jones (126) and Minnesota Lynx middle Sylvia Fowles (65).
Fowles is an All-WNBA Staff alternative for the eighth time, Ogwumike for the fifth time and Jones for the fourth time. Ionescu and Thomas are All-WNBA Staff honorees for the primary time.
Voting for the All-WNBA Staff was carried out on the conclusion of the common season. For the primary time, gamers have been chosen with out regard for place. Gamers acquired 5 factors for every First Staff vote and three factors for every Second Staff vote.
2022 All-WNBA First Staff
A’ja Wilson, Aces: The 6-4 Wilson turned the seventh participant to win the Kia WNBA MVP Award a number of occasions (additionally in 2020). She additionally was named the 2022 Kia WNBA Defensive Participant of the Yr. Wilson is the fifth participant to win the WNBA MVP and Defensive Participant of the Yr awards in the identical season and the primary to take action since Lauren Jackson in 2007. In her fifth WNBA season, Wilson ranked fifth within the league in scoring (19.5 ppg), second in rebounding (9.4 rpg) and first in blocks (1.94 bpg) and double-doubles (17).
Breanna Stewart, Storm: The 2018 Kia WNBA MVP completed in second place in voting for the Kia WNBA MVP Award behind Wilson. In her sixth WNBA season, the 6-4 Stewart led the league in scoring (21.8 ppg) and ranked seventh in rebounding (7.6 rpg) and tied for fifth in steals (1.59 spg). Her 11 video games of at the least 25 factors paced all WNBA gamers and her 4 video games of at the least 30 factors have been second to Ionescu.
Kelsey Plum, Aces: The 5-8 Plum completed in third place 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). A primary-time WNBA All-Star choice, Plum led the league in three-pointers made (113) and was fourth in three-point area aim share (42.0).
Skylar Diggins-Smith, Mercury: In her ninth WNBA season, the 5-9 Diggins-Smith averaged 19.7 factors (third within the WNBA), the second-highest output of her profession and the best since 2014 (20.1 ppg). She additionally averaged 5.5 assists (seventh within the WNBA) and 1.53 steals (eighth) whereas taking part in a league-high 34.0 minutes per sport. Her 10 video games with at the least 25 factors ranked second within the league behind Stewart.
Candace Parker, Sky: The 2-time Kia WNBA MVP (2008, 2013) averaged 13.2 factors, 8.6 rebounds (third within the WNBA) and 4.5 assists (11th). Parker recorded two triple-doubles this season, bringing her profession complete to 3, which is tied with Ionescu for probably the most in league historical past. On Could 22 towards the Washington Mystics, the 36-year-old Parker turned the oldest WNBA participant to have a triple-double.
2022 All-WNBA Second Staff
Alyssa Thomas, Solar: Thomas averaged 13.4 factors, 8.2 rebounds (fifth in WNBA), a career-high 6.1 assists (fifth) and 1.72 steals (second). The 6-2 ahead was named a WNBA All-Star for the third time and a WNBA All-Defensive Staff choice for the fourth time.
Sabrina Ionescu, Liberty: A primary-time WNBA All-Star, Ionescu turned the primary participant in league historical past to report at the least 500 factors, 200 rebounds and 200 assists in a season. The 5-11 guard ranked eighth within the WNBA in scoring (17.4 ppg), 12th in rebounding (7.1 rpg) and third in assists (6.3 apg). Ionescu, 24, turned the youngest participant to ever have a triple-double (June 12 towards Chicago) and the primary participant to submit a triple-double with at the least 30 factors (July 6 towards Las Vegas).
Nneka Ogwumike, Sparks: In her 11th WNBA season, Ogwumike averaged 18.1 factors (seventh within the WNBA), 6.6 rebounds (15th) and 1.68 steals (third). The 2016 Kia WNBA MVP additionally completed seventh within the league in area aim share (54.4).
Jonquel Jones, Solar: The 2021 Kia WNBA MVP led the Solar in scoring, rebounding and blocked pictures with averages of 14.6 factors (17th in WNBA), 8.6 rebounds (fourth) and 1.15 blocks (seventh). The 6-6 Jones was chosen to the WNBA All-Defensive Staff for the third time.
Sylvia Fowles, Lynx: In her 15th and last WNBA season, Fowles averaged 14.4 factors, a WNBA-high 9.8 rebounds and 1.20 blocks (sixth in WNBA). The 2017 Kia WNBA MVP earned All-Defensive Staff honors for the 11th time, the second most in league historical past behind Tamika Catchings’ 12. Fowles additionally received the 2022 WNBA Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award.
In honor of their accomplishments, every member of the All-WNBA First Staff will obtain $10,300 and every member of the Second Staff will obtain $5,150.
Under are the voting outcomes for the 2022 All-WNBA Staff.
Gamers have been chosen with out regard for place. Gamers acquired 5 factors for every First Staff vote and three factors for every Second Staff vote.
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