The Case for Emma Meesseman as an All-Star

Eastern Conference Ranks:

Points: 5th, 15.6 ppg

Rebounds: 6th, 6.8 rpg

Blocks: 3rd, 1.9 bpg

FG%: 1st, 61%

FT%: 1st, 100%


The end of June in the WNBA is a time for seasons to ramp up, All-Star voting to begin and players to distinguish themselves from the pack. One Mystic player is well on her way to a career season, even joining names like Delle Donne, Griner and Moore on the short list of consideration for MVP.

Since being selected by Washington with the 19th pick in the second round of the 2013 draft, Emma Meesseman has not missed a single game in her three WNBA seasons. In 2014, the Belgian was the only Mystic to start all 34 games and has continued that trajectory in the team’s first seven games of 2015.

Meesseman should be a lock on anyone’s All-Star voting ballot. The center is the only WNBA player to rank in the league’s top ten for field goal percentage, rebounds, free throw percentage and blocks at the start of the season. Meesseman has averaged a team-high 15.1 points per game through the first seven games, which will be the highest average of her career if she continues to perform at this level. In her third season with Washington, Meesseman is also on track for a career season in blocks, rebounds, free throw and field goal percentage.

Meesseman has averaged a team-high 7.1 rebounds per game, seventh in the league, and is third in the WNBA for blocks, averaging 1.9 per game. A career 90% shooter from the charity stripe, she hasn’t missed yet in 2015, going a perfect 14-14 from the FT line.

She’s building upon great momentum from her sophomore season. She finished her second season ranking second among her teammates and fourth among all sophomores in scoring. Meesseman led Washington and ranked second among second year players in rebounds.

She continues to grow and prove that she is a budding star in the WNBA, certainly one deserving of a trip to Connecticut for the 2015 WNBA All-Star Game!

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