Name: A'ja Wilson
Sport: Basketball
Event(s): Women's 5x5
Height: 6-5
DOB: 8/6/1996
Birthplace: Columbia, S.C.
Hometown: Columbia, S.C.
High School: Heathwood Hall (Columbia, S.C.)
College: University of South Carolina ‘18
Team/Club: Las Vegas Aces
Coach(es): Bill Laimbeer
Olympic Experience
  • One-time Olympian (2020); one-time Olympic medalist (1 gold)
  • Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, gold
World Championship Experience
  • Most recent: 2018 – gold
  • Years of participation: 2018
  • Medals: 1 (1 gold)
  • Gold – 2018
Personal: Daughter of Eva Rakes Wilson and Roscoe C. Wilson Jr…Has one older brother, Renaldo…Father played basketball at Benedict College (S.C.) and professionally for 10 years in Europe…Started playing basketball when she was 11…Selected No. 1 overall in 2018 WNBA Draft by the Las Vegas Aces…Named the 2020 WNBA MVP…2018 WNBA Rookie of the Year…Two-time WNBA All-Star…Won the 2017 NCAA Tournament…Advanced to the 2015 NCAA Final Four, 2018 Elite Eight and 2016 NCAA Sweet 16 as a Gamecock…Captured three Southeastern Conference regular season titles and four SEC Tournament crowns…Was the 2018 consensus National Player of the Year…Named to the Associated Press All-American first team in 2016, 2017 and 2018...Named the 2014 Naismith, Parade Magazine and WBCA National High School Player of the Year…2014 USA Today and Gatorade High School South Carolina Girls Basketball Player of the Year...2014 WBCA and McDonald’s High School All-American.