7. A’ja Wilson
Everyone expected A’ja Wilson to be a star, eventually, when the Las Vegas Aces picked her first overall in the 2018 WNBA Draft. But it happened right away, a credit to both Wilson’s immense talent and the amount of preparation Dawn Staley gave her to make the leap to the pro ranks. She became an immediate go-to scorer, capable of fighting through double teams, with a sophisticated set of post moves, double-digit assist percentage, and the second-best turnover percentage in the league, reflecting a veteran’s ability to avoid mistakes. Year two has been a bit bumpier early on, as Las Vegas toggles their many stars to determine who should be most ball-dominant and when, but Wilson is a tremendous two-way player with 6’5 center height who can carry a WNBA team in a way not many of her peers can.