South Carolina Basketball: A'ja Wilson now a New York Times Best-Selling author

South Carolina basketball legend A'ja Wilson has accomplished just about everything that can be accomplished on the court. Now, she is a New York Times Best-Selling author.

South Carolina basketball iconic duo A'ja Wilson and Dawn Staley
South Carolina basketball iconic duo A'ja Wilson and Dawn Staley / Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports
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The most famous name in professional women's basketball is South Carolina basketball legend A'ja Wilson.

The Columbia, South Carolina native was the nation's top recruit coming out of high school, stayed home to play for the South Carolina Gamecocks, won the first National Championship in program history, won a National Player of the Year honor, was the 1st pick in the WNBA Draft, earned All-Star honors every year of her career, has won two MVP awards, and is a two-time WNBA champion.

Now, the future GOAT of women's basketball can add "New York Times Best-Selling author" to her resume, according to an announcement she made recently on her personal Twitter/X account.

After the February 6th release of her book Dear Black Girls: How to be True to You, it didn't take long for her work to make it onto the NYT Best-Seller list.

Dear Black Girls is exactly what it sounds like. According to the book's publishing company Macmillan Publishers, it is "an exploration of what it means to be a black woman in America today." While there is basketball in the book (of course), it is not a "basketball book."

In Dear Black Girls, Wilson discusses how far this country has come in its treatment of black people and women, but also shows where there is still work to do. She also encourages young people, especially young, black girls, with stories and experiences from her own life.

Now that A'ja Wilson has added another incredible milestone to her seemingly never-ending list of accolades, she has a chance to make a few additions soon.

Wilson is expected to be part of the United States National Team when they go for the gold medal (which would be Wilson's second) at the Paris Olympics this summer. She also will lead her Las Vegas Aces team to pursue a 3-peat in the WNBA next fall.

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