On Sunday, the Las Vegas Aces announced they signed 2022 All-Star MVP and 2021 Olympic Gold Medalist Kelsey Plum to a two-year contract.

𝗣𝗟𝗨𝗠 𝗗𝗔𝗪𝗚 𝗜𝗦 𝗦𝗧𝗔𝗬𝗜𝗡𝗚 𝗜𝗡 𝗩𝗘𝗚𝗔𝗦!

𝗢𝗙𝗙𝗜𝗖𝗜𝗔𝗟: The Las Vegas Aces organization is excited to announce the contract extension of All-Star guard Kelsey Plum.@Kelseyplum10 // #ALLIN

— Las Vegas Aces (@LVAces) July 17, 2022

The fifth-year guard is posting career-highs in points (20.3 per game), assists (5.5 per game), and steals (1.1 per game) while shooting 44.3 percent from the field and a scorching 41.5 percent from three-point range this season. Plum ranks second in the League in points per game behind only Breanna Stewart and her 21 points per game average.

Plum earned her first All-Star Game selection in 2022 and scored 30 points for Team Wilson en route to being named the game’s MVP. She broke Pete Maravich’s NCAA Division-I scoring record while playing for Washington.

Plum averaged just 8.9 points per game in her first three WNBA seasons but caught fire when she adjusted to coming off the bench in 2021, scoring 14.8 points per game that season. After a rocky start to her career and overcoming a torn Achilles tendon in 2020, the 2017 No. 1 overall pick has been awarded a two-year deal to remain in Las Vegas.

“I’m thrilled to remain with the Aces and continue playing with my teammates and for our coaching staff,” Plum said in a press release. “I look forward to persisting in our journey to delivering a championship to Las Vegas.”

The Aces currently stand atop the Western Conference with an 18-7 record. Las Vegas has another month to cement itself as the West’s top team before the WNBA Playoffs begin on Aug. 17.

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