#5 Dearica Hamby
There are a lot of words that can be used to describe Dearica Hamby’s time with the Las Vegas Aces, but consistent seems to be the best one. Hamby put up an average of 11.6 ppg, 6.7 RPG, and was 38% efficient behind the arc in 2021, making her a very reliable player. . While those stats might seem a little weak compared to some of the other Aces players, one has to remember that she was not a starter at any time throughout the season. In fact, she didn’t start a single game last season and still averaged 10 points and six rebounds per game! She was an asset to this team through and through.
#4 Kelsey Plum
Kelsey Plum was another player who didn’t start a single game in 2021 but contributed significant numbers for the Las Vegas Aces. Not only did this woman add an incredible amount of depth to the team’s bench, but she is also a sort of swiss army knife for the squad. For example, she averaged 14.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 3.6 assists per game. That might not seem like much, but again, she wasn’t a starter and was mostly used when the others needed rest.
#3 Jackie Young
As much as we originally thought that Riquana Williams or Chelsea Grey deserved to be on this list, it became more and more evident that this wasn’t the case. In fact, both Williams and Gray have contributed fewer points, rebounds, and assists per game than Jackie Young, making it very difficult to justify a spot for them here. As for Young, she has contributed a whooping 12.2 ppg, 4.1 RPG, 3.2 APG, and 1 SPG. She was a huge contributor on all sides of the ball and touted a 50% FG percentage.
#2 Liz Cambage
The Las Vegas Aces were without Liz Cambage for the entire 2020 season due to health concerns, leaving some to wonder whether she could replicate her numbers after the off period. The star center from Australia put all those fears to rest, though after totaling 14.4 ppg, 8.2 rebounds, and a team-high 1.6 bpg. The Aces got their defense anchor back in 2021, and while it didn’t result in an immediate championship, it should have fans excited about the future.
#1 Aja Wilson
A’ja Wilson is a special kind of talent. That once-in-a-lifetime talent. She proved that by helping lead the injury-plagued Las Vegas Aces to the 2020 WNBA Finals, even winning the Finals MVP award despite being swept in the series. Fast forward to 2021, however, and Wilson continued her highlight-reel-worthy performances. This woman started all 32 games for Las Vegas last season and stands with a stat sheet of 18.7 ppg, 9.3 RPG, a 44% field goal percentage, and was 100% from behind the arc. That takes some serious skills.