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Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner named to All-WNBA First Team

Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury warms up before competing during the Skills Challenge of the WNBA All-Star Friday Night at the Mandalay Bay Events Center on July 26, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner was named to an All-WNBA team for the fifth time in her career, the league announced on Sunday.

Griner was selected to the All-WNBA First Team for the second time in her career.

This season, Griner started 31 games for the Mercury, including a playoff loss against the Chicago Sky. She averaged 20.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game this season. Griner also averaged 32.8 minutes per start.

She ranked second in the league in field goal percentage at 56.4%.

Griner became the fourth player in WNBA history to average more than 20 points in three-straight seasons.

Earlier this year, she earned a nomination to the Associated Press All-WNBA Second Team. Griner is also a three-time WNBA All-Star.

Washington Mystics forward Elena Delle Donne was unanimously selected to the first team. Griner and Delle Donne are joined by Chicago guard Courtney Vandersloot, Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray and Seattle Storm forward Natasha Howard.

The All-WNBA Second Team consisted of Connecticut Sun forward Jonquel Jones, Los Angeles forward Nneka Ogwumike, Las Vegas Aces center Liz Cambage, Chicago guard Diamond DeShields and Minnesota Lynx guard Odyssey Sims.

The voting for the All-WNBA First and Second Teams took place at the end of the regular season by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

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