4 Possible Draft Picks for The Las Vegas Aces

Las Vegas Aces
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The Las Vegas Aces made it to the WNBA Finals last year, and they have last season’s WNBA MVP A’ Ja Wilson coming back. Also coming back after opting out of last season will be Liz Cambage. Las Vegas also added point guard Chelsea Gray, and Riquna Williams.

In the 2021 WNBA, the Las Vegas Aces should be looking for some three-point shooting and some frontcourt depth. The Aces only took about 11 threes per game last season.

Iliana Rupert C France

Rupert is an international prospect from France; she is exceptional in the post. Rupert can finish over both shoulders in post-up situations as well as finish with both hands. She also moves well without the basketball, which will make her an exceptional pick and roll player. Rupert has also shown the ability to handle the ball in the open floor and looks very athletic. Rupert could be an outstanding asset off the bench with her low post scoring.

DiJonai Carrington SG Baylor

Carrington averaged 14.1 points and 4.9 rebounds for Baylor this year. She also shot 42.6% from the field, and she is a solid physical player and would fit right in with the way Aces head coach Bill Laimbeer wants to play. Although she shot just 28.5% from three, she is a capable shooter from the outside; with more practice, she could become a reliable threat from beyond the arc.

Chelsey Perry PF UT Martin

Perry can score basketball 22.9 points and 7.2 rebounds per game. The forward shot 52% from the field and 42% from three-point land. Perry could be a presence in the post and can stretch the floor with her outside shooting. The Aces could kill two birds with one stone by drafting Perry; she provides front-court depth and can shoot the three-ball.

Unique Thompson PF Auburn

Thompson is an outstanding rebounder averaging 12.8 boards per game. She can also score around the rim, and in the post, she scored 17.6 points per game for Auburn. The Tigers were not very good, but Thompson was a bright sport and could help the Aces.