Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles named WNBA Most Valuable Player

- Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles was voted the 107 WNBA Most Valuable Player, the organization announced Thursday.

Fowles received 35 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters. 

Fowles is the second WNBA Most Valuable Player in Lynx history; Maya Moore was voted in 2014. The player wrapped up her 10th WNBA season, third with Minnesota, by starting all 34 games, averaging a double-double for the fifth time in her career, collecting 18.9 ppg and a club-record 10.4 rpg while adding a career-best 1.5 apg, 1.29 spg and 1.97 bpg in 30.8 mpg.

She also shot a career-high 65.5 percent, the fourth-best FG percentage in league history and second-highest by a Lynx player behind Tamika Williams' WNBA-record 66.8 percent in 2003.

Fowles posted a league-best 12 20/10 efforts in 2017, raising her career total to 52, including 19 double-doubles. Fowles was named Western Conference Player of the Month three times (May, June, July) and earned Player of the Week honors on five occasions.

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