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Atlanta Dream center Elizabeth Williams and forward-guard Betnijah Laney were both named to the WNBA All-Defensive First Team, the league announced today.
Two (2!) of the five WNBA All-Defensive First Team honorees rep the ATL
— Atlanta Dream (@AtlantaDream) September 29, 2020
This is the first time the team had two players on the All-Defensive First Team since 2014 (Sancho Lyttle and Angel McCoughtry), and only the third time multiple players have been featured on the First Team in franchise history.
Williams led the team with 30 blocks, the third-most across the league, while her 1.4 blocks per game ranked fifth in the WNBA. This season she became the Dream’s all-time blocks leader, surpassing 300 in her five-year career in Atlanta.
Laney’s 35 total steals led the Dream and ranked seventh in the league this season. The 2020 WNBA and AP Most Improved Player finished the season with career-high averages of 1.6 steals and 4.9 total rebounds per game, adding on to her impressive 17.2 points and 4.0 assists per game. Last week Laney was named as the 2020 WNBA Most Improved Player.
The Dream will make their long-awaited debut in 2021 at Gateway Center Arena in College Park, on Atlanta’s Southside.
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