A’ja WilsonLas Vegas Aces, F
A’ja Wilson is a professional basketball player for the Las Vegas Aces and considered one of the most dynamic young stars in sports. A family oriented, homegrown and accessible media darling, A’ja brought her hometown University of South Carolina its first NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship in 2017, and at her graduation, was told they’d be erecting a statue in her honor. Now, the 2018 WNBA 1st Overall Draft pick, 2 x WNBA All-Star, and 2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year is the face of MGM’s Las Vegas Aces, one of the industry’s hottest young franchises. Her talent is undeniable as she and the USA Women’s National Team won gold at the 2019 FIBA Women’s World Cup, and is a current Olympic hopeful for team USA as they aim for Olympic gold in Tokyo. Off the court, A’ja puts most of her energy into building the A’ja Wilson Foundation, founded by A’ja and her parents, Rosco and Eva Wilson. The AWF’s mission is two-fold, to serve as a resource for children and families who struggle with Dyslexia and to empower them to reach their full potential via educational programming, workshops, camps and grant opportunities. Additionally, the AWF works to change the culture of students to prevent bullying through education and mentoring, challenging students to channel their energy towards compassion and inclusivity amongst their peers.