NEW YORK, Oct. 4, 2020 – WNBA Most Valuable Player A’ja Wilson of the Las Vegas Aces and WNBA Defensive Player of the Year Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks have been unanimously selected to the 2020 All-WNBA First Team, the WNBA announced today.
Wilson and Parker were the only players named to the All-WNBA First Team on all 47 ballots in voting by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. Wilson makes her debut on the All-WNBA Team. This is the sixth All-WNBA First Team selection and ninth All-WNBA Team honor overall for Parker.
Joining Wilson and Parker (235 points each) on the 2020 All-WNBA First Team are Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart (233), Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (224) and Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale (190). This marks the third All-WNBA selection and second First Team nod for Stewart. Vandersloot, a four-time All-WNBA pick who also was named to the First Team in 2019, is the only player to be selected to the All-WNBA Team in each of the last two seasons. Ogunbowale is an All-WNBA Team selection for the first time.
The 2020 All-WNBA Second Team consists of Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (150 points), Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner (135), Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier (123), Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith (101) and Washington Mystics forward-center Myisha Hines-Allen (60). Taurasi extends her record for the most All-WNBA Team selections to 14. Diggins-Smith is an All-WNBA choice for the fourth time and Bonner for the second time. Collier and Hines-Allen are making their All-WNBA Team debuts.
Voting for the All-WNBA First and Second Teams was conducted at the conclusion of the regular season. Players were selected by position and received five points for each First Team vote and three points for each Second Team vote. If a player received votes at multiple positions, she was slotted at the position where she received the most votes.