NEW YORK, NY - The league announced their first and second All-WNBA teams this morning.
This season’s MVP Sylvia Fowles, starting Center for the Minnesota Lynx, led the league in blocks and headlines the 2017 All-WNBA First Team. Former MVPs Tina Charles, Candace Parker and Maya Moore all made this season’s All-WNBA First Team, behind league leader in points Sylvia Fowles. Skylar Diggins-Smith rounds out the bunch.
Named to the league’s second team are Nneka Ogwumike and Chelsea Gray, making the second-seeded Sparks (26-8) the only team with three players on this year’s All-WNBA Teams. Jonquel Jones, Brittney Griner, and Diana Taurasi also were selected.
Half of the honored athletes will play in the WNBA Finals between Minnesota and Los Angeles. The Sparks will host the Lynx in Game 3 on Sept. 29 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2.