On August 31, Beijing time, the WNBA officially announced the list of the best defensive player and best defensive team this season. Aja Wilson, who played for the Las Vegas Aces, won the Best Defensive Player Award.
Aja Wilson was the No. 1 overall pick in 2018. She played in 36 regular season games this season, averaging 19.5 points, 9.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.9 blocks per game, ranking first in the league in blocks per game. It is worth mentioning that this is the first time Aja Wilson was elected the best defensive player in her career, and she also became the first best defensive player in the history of the Las Vegas Aces.
In addition to being named Defensive Player of the Year, Aja Wilson was named to the All-Defensive First Team this season. In addition to her, the All-Defensive First Team featured Natasha Crowder and Ariel Atkins of the Mystics, Sylvia Foles of the Bobcats and Breonna of the Storm - Stewart.
Players named to the WNBA All-Defensive Second Team this season are Alyssa Thomas and Jonquille Jones of the Suns, Eddie Magberg and Gabi Williams of the Storm and Brie of the Sparks Anne Sykes.