The 6-foot-8-inch All-Star center is one of 21 athletes featured in the magazine’s 11th annual body issue, which showcases their bodies without clothing.
The 5-foot-8-inch combo guard hasn’t scored in five games this season and averages 8.6 points on 37.2 percent shooting. Yet she continues to work, compete and combat the occasional self doubt — proving more than capable of performing the way she did Saturday.
The Aces reclaimed third place in the WNBA standings — and snapped a three-game losing streak — Saturday night with a (score) comeback victory over the Los AngelesSparks at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
The guard, who grew up in New York, broke the national single-game high school record of 105 points by scoring 113 in her senior season of 2005-06 in a 137-32 victory.
The 31-year-old guard has played nine years in the WNBA, averaging 13.3 points, 2.9 assists and shooting 37.2 percent from 3-point range. She hasn’t played this season.
The Aces had won four straight before hitting the road and were contending for a top-two seed and double bye into the semifinals. But they went 0-3 on the trip.
The Aces fell to fourth place in the WNBA standings on Sunday with a 98-77 loss at the Target Center to the Minnesota Lynx, who clinched a playoff berth with their victory.
The Aces (19-10) trail the Connecticut Sun (20-8) and Washington Mystics (20-8) by 1½ games for a top-two seed in the WNBA playoffs after an 89-85 loss Friday night.
The Aces clinched a playoff berth Sunday with a victory at the Chicago Sky, but still have plenty to play for before the postseason begins Sept. 11.
The star forward scored nine of her 19 points in overtime to propel the Aces past the Phoenix Mercury on Tuesday night at Mandalay Bay Events Center.
Wilson unveiled the bulk of her offensive arsenal against the Sky and did not show any lingering affects from the injury that kept her out of eight full games.
The Aces on Sunday clinched the franchise’s first playoff berth since 2014 with a 100-85 road win over the Chicago Sky at Wintrust Arena.
The second-year forward sprained her left ankle July 19 and missed nine games, but will return Sunday when the Aces play at Chicago looking to clinch a playoff berth.