Mercury stars Griner, Diggins-Smith highlight WNBA 1st team selections
Recent WNBA MVP honoree Jones was the only unanimous decision, earning a first-team nod on all 49 ballots voted on by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. This is Jones' maiden inclusion on the first team following two previous appearances on the second team.
For WNBA finalists Griner and Diggins-Smith, getting named to an All-WNBA team has become a habit of sorts. This is Griner's sixth selection and Diggins-Smith's fifth. Former WNBA MVP Stewart has made an All-WNBA team on four occasions, with her, Griner, and Diggins-Smith all celebrating a third selection to the first team.
The league also announced the All-WNBA second team on Friday, featuring A'ja Wilson (Las Vegas Aces), Sylvia Fowles (Minnesota Lynx), Arike Ogunbowale (Dallas Wings), Tina Charles (Washington Mystics), and Courtney Vandersloot (Chicago Sky).