Tuesday, October 27th, 2020

WNBA reveals 2020 All-WNBA First and Second Teams

Published on October 4, 2020

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During halftime of game two of the WNBA Finals between the Seattle Storm and the Las Vegas Aces, the WNBA revealed this season’s All-WNBA First and Second Teams. The results:

First Team:

  • A’ja Wilson (Season MVP), Las Vegas*
  • Candace Parker (Defensive Player of the Year), Los Angeles*
  • Breanna Stewart, Seattle
  • Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago
  • Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas

Second Team:

  • Diana Taurasi, Phoenix
  • DeWanna Bonner, Connecticut
  • Napheesa Collier, Minnesota
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix
  • Myisha Hines-Allen, Washington

*Unanimous selection

In honor of their accomplishments, each member of the All-WNBA First Team will receive $10,300 and each member of the Second Team will receive $5,150

League Notes on Teams

First Team

  • A’ja Wilson, Aces: In her third WNBA season, Wilson averaged 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 2.0 blocked shots and 1.23 steals.  The 6-4 Wilson led the WNBA in blocks, ranked second in scoring and finished sixth in rebounding.  Behind Wilson, the Aces tied for the best record in the WNBA (18-4) and earned the top seed in WNBA Playoffs 2020 presented by AT&T.
  • Candace Parker, Sparks: An All-WNBA First Team selection for the first time since 2017, the 6-4 Parker averaged 14.7 points, a WNBA-high 9.7 rebounds 4.6 assists, 1.23 blocked shots and 1.18 steals while shooting 51.0 percent from the field.  The two-time WNBA MVP finished in third place in this year’s MVP voting.
  • Breanna Stewart, Storm: The 2018 WNBA MVP, who missed the 2019 season due to injury, returned this season and finished as the runner-up to Wilson in MVP voting.  The 6-4 Stewart averaged 19.7 points (fourth in the WNBA), 8.3 rebounds (ninth), 3.6 assists, 1.65 steals (ninth) and 1.30 blocked shots (fifth), helping Seattle (18-4) tie Las Vegas for the best record in the WNBA.
  •  Courtney Vandersloot, Sky: The 5-8 Vandersloot led the WNBA in assists (10.0 apg) for the fourth consecutive season and fifth time overall.  She became the first player in WNBA history to average at least 10.0 assists and broke the single-season league record of 9.1 assists that she set last season.  Vandersloot also set the WNBA’s single-game record with 18 assists against the Indiana Fever on Aug. 31.
  • Arike Ogunbowale, Wings: Ogunbowale averaged a league-leading 22.8 points in her second WNBA season.  A 2019 WNBA All-Rookie Team selection, the 5-8 Ogunbowale scored at least 14 points in every game this season.  She recorded four games with at least 30 points, including a career-high 39 points against the Mystics on Sept. 6.

Second Team

  • Diana Taurasi, Mercury: At age 38 in her 16th WNBA season, the 6-foot Taurasi ranked fifth in the league in scoring (18.7 ppg) and eighth in assists (4.5 apg).
  • DeWanna Bonner, Sun: An All-WNBA Team selection for the first time since 2015, the 6-4 Bonner finished third in the WNBA in scoring (19.7 ppg), tied for sixth in steals (1.68 spg) and 10th in rebounding (7.8 rpg).
  • Napheesa Collier, Lynx: The 6-1 Collier, the 2019 WNBA Rookie of the Year, ranked 12th in the league in scoring (16.1 ppg) and third in both rebounding (9.0 rpg) and steals (1.81 spg).
  • Skylar Diggins-Smith, Mercury: The 5-9 Diggins-Smith, who did not play in 2019 following the birth of her son, averaged 17.7 points (seventh in the WNBA) and 4.2 assists (10th).
  • Myisha Hines-Allen, Mystics: Named the runner-up for the 2020 WNBA Most Improved Player Award in her first season as a WNBA starter, the 6-1 Hines-Allen ranked 10th in the league in scoring (17.0 ppg) and fifth in rebounding (8.9 rpg).

 


 

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