It’s tough to crack the WNBA’s top-22 and be named an All-Star, but if any player should be named for the first time in their career, Allisha Gray is making a very convincing case.
The Wings’ 2017 No. 4 pick is known as one of the league’s best and most versatile defenders, which she showcased on a national stage in helping Team USA win 3×3 gold at the Olympics last summer. Now she’s locking down the opposing team’s best scorers while dropping buckets of her own like never before.
Sunday’s game against the Sparks showcased Gray’s all-around versatility as she poured in 20 points on just 13 field goal attempts (three 3-pointers) with 12 rebounds, six assists and three steals. That’s a superstar’s game, and she did it in just 32 minutes in the Wings’ 10-point win.
In her sixth season, the University of South Carolina product is scoring a career-high 14.7 points on another career-high 43.9% shooting from 3-point range. Not only is she making a higher percentage of long-range shots, she’s shooting more of them than ever (5.1 per game). That video of her making 41 consecutive triples was just the prequel.
Add to that a career-best 5.8 rebounds and 2.1 assists, and Gray’s become one of the game’s most complete players.