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A’ja Wilson retain WNBA Defensive Player of the Year gong

Las Vegas Aces star A’ja Wilson was honored as the WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the second time in a row.

She is the eighth player to win the award multiple times.

Wilson received 32 of 60 votes from a national media panel. Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was second with 24. No other player received more than three votes.

In playing for the league’s top-rated defense, Wilson also led the WNBA in defensive efficiency rating (93.2) and blocked shots (2.2).

She was third in defensive rebounds per game (7.5) and 10th in steals (1.4). This is the third time in four years Wilson led the league in blocked shots.

Credit: AP

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