Mercury’s Taurasi, Diggins-Smith selected to All-WNBA 2nd Team

Oct 5, 2020, 12:59 PM
Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) is congratulated by center Brittney Griner, left, and Skyla...

Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi (3) is congratulated by center Brittney Griner, left, and Skylar Diggins-Smith (4) after scoring a basket during the first half of a WNBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Sparks, Saturday, July 25, 2020, in Ellenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

(AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

Phoenix Mercury star Diana Taurasi’s record of most All-WNBA team selections in WNBA history has extended to 14 this year.

Taurasi, along with Mercury guard Skylar Diggins-Smith, was selected for the 2020 All-WNBA Second Team, the WNBA announced Sunday.

Taurasi entered the 2020 season as the WNBA’s all-time leading scorer with 8,575 career points. The 38-year-old veteran posted 356 total points, 86 assists and 79 rebounds on the season, helping the Mercury secure 13 wins in a shortened 22-game season. Taurasi averaged 18.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game.

In her first year with Phoenix, Diggins-Smith averaged 17.7 points, 3.3 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game. This is her fourth All-WNBA team selection.

The All-WNBA voting occurs at the end of the regular season by a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.

First-Team honors went to Las Vegas Aces forward A’ja Wilson, Los Angeles Sparks forward Candace Parker, Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart, Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot and Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale.

Joining Taurasi and Diggins-Smith on the Second Team are Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner, Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier and Washington Mystics forward-center Myisha Hines-Allen.

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