South Carolina's A'ja Wilson selected No. 1 overall by Las Vegas Aces in 2018 WNBA draft
South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson added yet another incredible achievement to her storied basketball career, becoming the No. 1 overall pick in the 2018 WNBA draft Thursday night after being selected by the Las Vegas Aces.
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The Hopkins, S.C., native holds countless single game, season, and career records for the Gamecocks and she finished her collegiate playing career as the school's all-time leading scorer with 2,389 points. In January, she became the second-ever Gamecock to reach 2,000 career points and 1,000 career rebounds.
Wilson arrived in Columbia, S.C., as an immediate impact player, averaging 13.1 points and 6.5 rebounds per game as a freshman who appeared in every game but one off the bench. Each year her scoring average increased and she became a regular starter by her sophomore season.
Now, the South Carolina great will help usher in a new era in the WNBA as the Las Vegas Aces relocate from San Antonio, where the franchise was most recently named the Stars.