Thomas named to first team by unanimous decision.
Uncasville, CT (September 12, 2023) – Today, Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was unanimously named to the Associated Press All League First Team. This honor is Thomas’ first AP All League First Team honor, as she was named to the AP All League Second Team in 2020. She also picked up the AP Comeback Player of the Year award in 2022, after missing the majority of the 2021 season recovering from a torn Achilles tendon.
Thomas is enjoying an MVP-caliber season, having been named a WNBA All-Star, WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month (June), WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week (3x) and AP Player of the Week (3x) throughout 2023. She finished the regular season leading the league in rebounds per game (9.9), second in assists per game (7.9) and third in steals per game (1.8). Additionally, this season Thomas became the WNBA’s all-time leader in regular season triple-doubles (8). She recorded six triple-doubles in 2023, also becoming the first player to tally more than two triple-doubles in a single regular season in league history.
The 6-2 veteran forward etched her name atop the Sun and league history books this season. Thomas moved into first all-time in rebounds, assists, games played, and free-throws made in franchise history. She also set new WNBA single-season records for assists (316) and double-doubles (28) and became the first player in WNBA history to record 600+ points, 300+ rebound and 300+ assists in one season.
Thomas and the Connecticut Sun are back in action on Wednesday, September 13 at 8:00 PM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena when they take on the Minnesota Lynx in game 1 of the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX.