Lynx Dangerfield, Reeve Honored With WNBA Awards

Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve reacts to a play and Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield shoots over Washington Mystics guard Emma Meesseman and guard Jacki Gemelos

Minnesota Lynx head coach Cheryl Reeve reacts to a play and Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield shoots over Washington Mystics guard Emma Meesseman and guard Jacki Gemelos

The WNBA announced today that Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve is the recipient of the 2020 WNBA Coach of the Year Award. She is the first SC alumna to earn the award; Gamecocks coach Dawn Staley shared a screenshot of the video call the two had immediately after she got the trophy. This season also saw four Lynx players finishing among the league's top 15 in three-point accuracy, including Rachel Banham (fourth, 47.2%) and Bridget Carleton (seventh, 45.7%), who both eclipsed Maya Moore's previous franchise record for single-season accuracy (45.3% in 2013). Dangerfield was the runaway victor for rookie of the year.

Wilson has been dominant all season. averaging 20.5 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 2 blocks per game. leading LV to an 18-4 record. She received 43 of the 47 first-place votes in easily outpacing Breanna Stewart, who finished second and Candace Parker who was third.

Center Sylvia Fowles, who has been the rock for this team for so many seasons but was out for the past five weeks with a calf injury, would be returning to the court.

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Wilson was informed of the honor by WNBA commissioner Cathy Engelbert on Thursday in the league's bubble at IMG Sports Academy in Bradenton, Florida. She led the Aces to the No. 1 seed in the WNBA playoffs; Las Vegas got a double bye into the semifinals and will begin postseason play Sunday. Dangerfield, who averaged 16.2 points and 3.6 assists this season, became the lowest drafted player to ever win the award. Fourth overall pick Chennedy Carter of the Atlanta Dream finished second with two votes, while Satou Sabally of the Dallas Wings received one vote. It's the third time that Reeve has won the award as she also earned it in 2011 and 2016.

"This award means a lot to me, being named this year's Rookie of the Year", said Dangerfield. Instead, she was honored with the 2020 WNBA Most Valuable Player trophy surrounded by her teammates in what has been the oddest season in the league's 24 years.

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