A’ja Wilson scored 24 points on Saturday, but the Aces fell 97-83 to the Seattle Storm in their regular season opener in suburban Seattle.
The Aces open their season Saturday with the first of two consecutive games against the Storm in Seattle, giving them their first litmus test in a season that’ll surely include plenty.
After losing Angel McCoughtry to a season-ending knee injury, A’ja Wilson and Jackie Young are the only returning rotation players who played in last year’s WNBA Finals.
A’ja Wilson is the WNBA’s reigning MVP and perhaps its best player. One of the faces of the WNBA — and basketball in general.
The arena that will be home to the American Hockey League Henderson Silver Knights and to a to-be-named Indoor Football League team could soon become the home of the Las Vegas Aces.
Angel McCoughtry left the game 2:49 into the first quarter after landing awkwardly while grabbing an offensive rebound in a scrimmage against the Los Angeles Sparks at the Los Angeles Convention Center.
Slocum is winning over her teammates with her preparation, pace and passing, and will look to impress some more Saturday in another scrimmage against the Sparks in Los Angeles.
Shakayla Thomas is vying for a roster spot with the Aces, after she was drafted by the Los Angeles Sparks in 2018 and waived as a tweener with no true position.
Aces rookie Lauren Manis was drafted No. 33 overall in 2020, but could not attend training camp because of the COVID pandemic. But she’s in camp this year and has been impressive.
The Las Vegas Aces announced their preseason schedule on Tuesday.
Dearica Hamby and the Aces opened training camp Sunday. She is the two-time WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year who partially tore the MCL in her right knee in the playoffs last season.
Nikki Fargas resigned Saturday as the Louisiana State women’s basketball coach and could be on the verge of replacing Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer as team president.