Former Gamecock A’Ja Wilson named WNBA player of the year

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South Carolina forward A’ja Wilson (22) holds up the trophy as she celebrates with teammates after their win over Mississippi State in the final of the NCAA women’s Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas. South Carolina won 67-55. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WCBD) – Former University of South Carolina Gamecock A’Ja Wilson has been named the WNBA player of the year.

The former first overall pick of the Las Vegas Aces averaged 20 and a half points and eight rebounds a game this season.

She helped the black and red reach an 18 and 4 regular-season record, with playoffs set to begin soon in Bradenton, Florida.

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