WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson Joins SEC Network as January Programming Lineup Tips Off

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WNBA Rookie of the Year A’ja Wilson Joins SEC Network as January Programming Lineup Tips Off

  • 2017-18 Consensus National Player of the Year and 2017 NCAA Champion to Contribute Studio and Game Analysis on SEC Network
  • SEC Now to Provide Wall-to-Wall Coverage of SEC Thursday Night Women’s Basketball
  • SEC Inside Returns Monday, Jan. 28

Gamecock Great A’ja Wilson joins SEC Network as a college basketball analyst this winter, contributing to SEC Now and calling select SEC games on ESPN2, ESPNU and SEC Network. The FIBA World Cup gold medalist already has a bit of on-air experience under her belt this season, providing commentary on a South Carolina game on SEC Network+ earlier this year.

Starting Thursday, Jan. 17 at 6:30 p.m. ET, SEC Network will air a live, 30-minute pregame SEC Now leading into the network’s weekly Thursday night women’s basketball doubleheader, delving into the unique headlines and untold storylines of SEC women’s basketball while previewing the evening’s slate of games across all networks.

Wilson will team up with ESPN analyst Steffi Sorensen and SEC Network anchor and fellow Gamecock Alyssa Lang for the first two editions of the new Thursday pregame SEC Now, as well as the 30-minute show recapping Thursday’s action from around the SEC. Wilson will also join studio coverage of the 2019 SEC Women’s Basketball Tournament in Greenville, SC.

First SEC Inside Shows to Spotlight Gators, Razorbacks
SEC Inside returns to SEC Network on Monday, Jan. 28 at 9 p.m. with its first editions of the 2018-19 men’s basketball season. Taking viewers into practices and behind the scenes, SEC Inside features SEC Network crews spending time with different Southeastern Conference teams as they prepare for their respective matchups. The show, shot in cinematic style, delivers new vantage points and exclusive sound from coaches and sidelines. The first two episodes of SEC Inside highlight Week 10 action from Florida and Arkansas, respectively. SEC Inside airs back-to-back weekly on Monday nights throughout the conference play portion of the basketball season.

About SEC Network
The Southeastern Conference and ESPN launched SEC Network on August 14, 2014. The network televises over 45 SEC football games, 100 men’s basketball games, 60 women’s basketball games, 75 baseball games, and other events from across the SEC’s 21 sports annually. Programming includes in-depth analysis and storytelling in studio shows such as SEC Nation, Thinking Out Loud and Rally Cap, daily news and information with SEC Now, original content such as TrueSouth, SEC Storied and SEC Inside, and more. Hundreds of additional live events are available for streaming exclusively on SEC Network’s digital companion, SEC Network+, via the ESPN App and SECNetwork.com. The network is also available in more than 50 countries throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa via ESPN Player, ESPN’s sports streaming service in the region.

Amanda Brooks

Amanda is the Director of Communications for ESPN College Football and SEC Network, and oversees publicity for college gymnastics and track & field across all ESPN networks. Amanda is a proud alum of Hendrix College in Conway, Ark., and earned her master's in ethics from Vanderbilt University. A native of Kent, Ohio, she is a die-hard Cleveland sports fan.
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