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A’ja Wilson looks to ride best weekend ever to .500 tonight against the Mercury

The Las Vegas Aces’ rookie put on a great performance at  WNBA All-Star Game 2018, both on and off the court.

A’ja Wilson has lots of reasons to smile on the orange carpet at WNBA All-Star Game 2018.
Photo by Eli Eijadi/NBAE via Getty Images

The 2018 WNBA All-Star Weekend had some of the best coverage for an All-Star Game in recent memory! Through it all, the highlight was the great women’s and girl’s empowerment content.

The star of the weekend, of course, was the lone rookie, A’ja Wilson, whose bubbly and engaging personality off the court was the win of the weekend. It seemed that in every piece of content or video that was out during the weekend, there was Wilson — laughing, posing, dancing and becoming a household name for the WNBA.

Wilson also showcased her skills on the court. With 18 points, Wilson ranks second in most points made by a rookie in a WNBA All-Star Game.

During the weekend, it was also announced that Las Vegas will be the 2019 host of the WNBA All-Star Game.

In May, the #1 pick at the 2018 WNBA Draft learned, when she walked across the stage at the University of South Carolina to receive her diploma, that she would also be honored by a statue at her alma mater. And in July, the MVP of the MGM Resorts 2018 NBA Summer League, Josh Hart, sported the Aces’ star’s jersey in Las Vegas.

Hart said of Wilson, “She’s way beyond her years. Obviously, she’s a rookie but she’s really kind of taken the WNBA game by storm.”

Now, after the All-Star break, with a few more weeks to go in the regular season, Wilson remains a strong leader in the race for Rookie of the Year 2018. But tonight she gets a chance to help her Las Vegas Aces team to .500 for the first time this season and another step closer to a playoff spot.

A trip to the playoffs in her first season would surely cement Summer 2018 as the best one ever!