Jewell Loyd named the WNBA All-Star Game MVP
SOUTH BEND, Ind. - Jewell Loyd has shown no signs of slowing down at the age of 29.
With her parents in attendance, the Notre Dame alum was named the WNBA All-Star Game MVP after a record-setting 31-point performance on Saturday night. She also notched four rebounds and six assists to round out her impressive showing in the 143-127 victory.
The standout performance is nothing new for Loyd, as she is in the midst of a truly special season. She has made 25.7 points per game and is currently on pace to break the WNBA single-season scoring record.
The Gold Mamba was also named to her fifth All-Star team this season. She has been one of the best players in the WNBA since being selected by the Seattle Storm with the first overall pick in the 2015 WNBA Draft.
There is no denying that she has played some of the best basketball of her career this season, but her performances have not done much to impact Seattle's standing in the win-loss column. The Storm currently round out the bottom of the league standings with a 4-16 record.
Loyd was named a First-Team All-American in both of her final seasons with Notre Dame in 2014 and 2015. She was also named the ESPN Women's College Basketball Player of the Year in her final collegiate season and has the fourth-most points in program history.
Her status as one of the greatest players to step foot on the court for the Fighting Irish is unquestioned. If she continues on this pace, she could find herself in similar territory with the WNBA when all is said and done.