Season number 13 has come and gone for Lynx veteran Sylvia Fowles.
After missing a majority of the 2020 season due to a calf injury in the WNBA bubble, the notable center came back in full force for the 2021 season in the team’s return to Target Center.
Fowles appeared and started in 31 of 32 regular season games in 2021, putting in an average 30.1 minutes per game, the most since her 2018 season where she averaged 32 minutes per contest.
After a successful season averaging 16 points, the Florida native landed herself 13th overall on the WNBA’s scoring list with a total of 5,983 points, just seven points behind Candace Parker in the 12th spot.
Fowles’ highest scoring game this season came on June 25, 2021, when Minnesota faced the Las Vegas Aces. The 6’6” center put up 30 points along with 14 rebounds, four assists, four steals, and four blocks. This was the first such stat line in WNBA history.
The list of accomplishments didn’t stop there, though. The reigning WNBA rebounding leader tallied an average of 10.1 rebounds per game en route to her being named as the 2021 WNBA Defensive Player of the Year for the fourth time in her career. To go along with that honor, Fowles was also named to the All-WNBA Second Team.
In her 13th year in the league, Sylvia Fowles reestablished herself as the best center in the WNBA.