The most decorated player in South Carolina Women’s Basketball history became the program’s first #1 overall pick on Thursday, as the Las Vegas Aces selected A’ja Wilson to open the 2018 WNBA Draft.
Wilson holds distinctions including, but not limited to, a national championship and Most Outsanding Player in the NCAA Tournament, three times a consensus First Team All-American and this past season a unanimous selection for Women’s Basketball Player of the Year.
The native of Hopkins, SC leaves USC as its all-time leading scorer with 2,389 points and is just the second player with more than 2,000 points and 1,000 rebounds in school history.
Here’s what it looked like on ESPN2 as the announcement was made:
Wilson joins an Aces squad that recently located to Las Vegas from their former franchise home in San Antonio, and Wilson is eager to start her next chapter:
A’ja Wilson interview with ESPN’s Holly Rowe (Courtesy ESPN)