Las Vegas Aces guard Kelsey Plum is the 2021 Sixth Woman of the Year, the WNBA announced Thursday. Plum averaged 14.8 points, 3.6 assists and one steal per game for the No. 2 seed Aces, who are currently up 1-0 on the Phoenix Mercury in the semifinals and play Game 2 Thursday night at 10 p.m. ET (ESPN2).
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Kelsey Plum named the 2021 @Kia #WNBA Sixth Player of the Year after averaging a career-high 14.8 PPG. She also had two games of at least 30 PTS off the bench, tying a league record #CountIt pic.twitter.com/CePpaKZNGL
Plum scored 32 points on June 15 and 30 points on Sept. 13. She came off the bench in all 26 games she played in this season.
Plum, who played at the University of Washington, is the all-time Division I leading scorer with 3,527 points as a Husky. She was drafted No. 1 overall by the San Antonio Stars in the 2017 WNBA Draft. She has played her entire career in the Stars/Aces franchise.
Plum’s teammate Dearica Hamby won the award the previous two seasons and was considered to be in the running for a three-peat, but Plum was even better.