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Mercury’s Brittney Griner, Skylar Diggins-Smith make First Team All-WNBA

Oct 15, 2021, 7:40 AM
Brittney Griner #42 and Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrate after defeating th...
Brittney Griner #42 and Skylar Diggins-Smith #4 of the Phoenix Mercury celebrate after defeating the Chicago Sky in Game Two of the 2021 WNBA Finals at Footprint Center on October 13, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
(Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner and guard Skylar Diggins-Smith respectively made their sixth and fifth All-WNBA teams, it was announced Friday.

Both are All-WNBA First Team for 2021. They are joined on the squad by league MVP Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun, plus the Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd.

Griner previously made All-WNBA First Team in 2014 and 2019.

She was the runner-up for the MVP award this season and averaged 20.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.8 blocks per game during the regular season. She was second in the league by shooting 57.5% from the field.

Diggins-Smith is honored on the All-WNBA team for the first time as a member of the Mercury. She previously made All-WNBA First Team in 2014 and 2017.

Diggins-Smith averaged 17.7 points and 5.3 assists per game this year.

Griner, Diggins-Smith and the Mercury face the Chicago Sky for Game 3 of the WNBA Finals at 6 p.m. Friday.

2021 All-WNBA First Team

Jonquel Jones, Sun

Skylar Diggins-Smith, Mercury

Brittney Griner, Mercury

Breanna Stewart, Storm

Jewell Loyd, Storm

2021 All-WNBA Second Team

A’ja Wilson, Aces

Sylvia Fowles, Lynx

Arike Ogunbowale, Wings

Tina Charles, Mystics

Courtney Vandersloot, Sky

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