This season, breanna stewart efforts ,culminated in more career milestones.improving her game she always looking for ways first time in her career The Seattle Storm forward led the WNBA in scoring Tuesday she became the first player to repeat as The Associated Press WNBA Player of the Year averaging 21
.8 points Stewart received six votes for AP Player of the Year by the 10-member media panel narrowly edging A’ja Wilson other 4 four received by her since ap voting began in the 2016 Stewart is the first two-time winner of the award stewart said It’s an honor to be recognized as the best in the league also was the 2018 player of the year. Wnba started in 2016 just trying to get better
. A big honor, but we’re motivated by more and that’s trying to win a championship.on thursday Stewart’s fourth-seeded Seattle Storm begin their playoff run against washington. In the best of three series over the course of the post season wnba announced its league awards Wilson was selected as the AP’s Defensive Player of the Year, edging Alyssa Thomas and Natasha Cloud. Wilson anchored the Aces’ defense, averaging 1.
9 blocks and 1.4 steals a game the most improved player chosen by Her Aces’ teammate Jackie Young AP Coach of the Year award ThanishA Wright became the first former WNBA player head coaches in the league this season she was one of the six former players five led their teams to the playoffs.wright said that It’s good practice to have former players on the bench whether they are head coaches or assistant coaches we put our stamp in wnba as we come up with finow I’m proud to be part of
that group of players that have played in this league and impacted it in a different way now after winning the AP’s Most Improved Player Sixth Woman of the Year. Brionna Jones was a unanimous choice a year ago She averaged 13.8 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.2 steals for Connecticut.
Players who back in the year because of an Achilles injury that she suffered in January 2021 alyssa thomas earned the award after missing all but two games during the regular season last year thomas averaged Rhyne Howard was the No. 1 pick of the Atlanta Dream and a near unanimous choice the award rookie of the year helping Atlanta win six more games than last season. Howard averaged 16.2 points and 4.6 rebounds this season .Wright said “Rhy put us on her back and made a statement for herself and the organization and franchise,” I’m super proud of her and her accomplishments.
Carry that load and do it with grace and poise.Rookie Team. Howard was joined on the AP all-rookie team by Shakira Austin of Washington, Rebekah Gardner of Chicago, NaLyssa Smith of Indiana and Sam Thomas of Phoenix. first-team selections, All-WNBA Teams. Stewart and Wilson were unanimous first-team are Candace Parker joining them in Chicago; Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas; and Sabrina Ionescu, New York.
Jonquel Jones, Connecticut; Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles; Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut; Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago; and Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix are in the second team atop the power poll los vegas finished the year the aces followed by Connecticut and Seattle Washington was fifth with Dallas, New York and Phoenix rounding out the top eight. Minnesota, Atlanta, Los Angeles and Indiana finished off the poll.
Player of the week
the final AP ,Player of the Week honors after averaging 20.3 points, 10 rebounds and 3.3 assists to help the Aces go 3-0 and clinch the top seed in the playoffs earned by wilson of las vegas included Ionescu of New York other players receiving votes Stewart of Seattle and Chelsea Gray of the Aces .