Lynx Center Sylvia Fowles Named WNBA Most Valuable Player

September 15, 2017 03:27 PM

Sylvia Fowles had won just about every award the WNBA bestows except for league MVP.  Now, she has that too.

WNBA Commissioner Lisa Borders announced Fowles is 2017's WNBA Most Valuable Player on Thursday afternoon at Williams Arena.

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Fowles averaged 18.9 points and 10.4 rebounds per game for the Lynx this season.

She joined the Lynx in 2015 and earned WNBA Finals MVP honors as she helped the Lynx to a 3rd WNBA Championship in five years.

Fowles is also a three-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year.

Click here to see a one-on-one interview KSTP Sports did with Sylvia Fowles last month

“I'm so thrilled that Sylvia was named the 2017 WNBA MVP,” said Head Coach Cheryl Reeve in a statement released by the WNBA. “She is a special individual who achieved special things on the basketball court this season. It is so fulfilling as a coach to be around a player who is incredibly unselfish and driven to improve for the good of her team. I am proud of the way Syl met the many challenges thrown at her throughout the 2017 season.”

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