But Ms. Wilson was not done. After being selected as the first overall pick in the 2018 WNBA draft by our own Las Vegas Aces, she continued to excel and was later named the WNBA Rookie of the Year. She is a two-time All Star and last year, amid the craziness of 2020, she was named the WNBA Most Valuable Player. All of this before she reached the age of 24.
She could drop the mic there, but something tells me Wilson is still not done. Wilson was gracious enough to speak to us and described 2020 as a roller coaster year. “We made it through and that is a blessing,” she said. Wilson entered the Wubble determined to do what she needed to do but the MVP award was unexpected, “I honestly wasn’t thinking about that during the season,” she said. “We knew we had to prepare for an environment unlike anything we had experienced. So that was really my focus.”
She is family-oriented, and loves her “fur babies”, but in the Wubble, she did not have any of her usual support system. It was mentally, emotionally and spiritually challenging. “It was rewarding to make it to the finals when people never thought we could,” said Wilson. But, the experience of being swept in the WNBA finals is not one she will soon forget. “I hated being swept,” she said. “Maybe time will bring perspective, but I don’t think I will ever be ok with it.” She learned a lot about herself and her team through the experience.