Posts by Matthew Walter

Matthew Walter covers the Las Vegas Aces, the Pac-12 and the WCC for the Next. He is a former Director of Basketball Operations and Video Coordinator at three different Division I women's basketball programs.

Las Vegas Aces forward A'ja Wilson and guard Kelsey Plum high-five.

What to watch for in the Las Vegas Aces’ semifinal series against the Dallas Wings

September 24, 2023

Key matchups on the perimeter and in the paint, plus an X-factor for the Aces

Aces vs. Sky first-round preview: A high-scoring 1-8 matchup

September 13, 2023

Beat reporters Matthew and Monique dive into the key matchups for the series

2023 WNBA MVP race: The case for the Las Vegas Aces’ A’ja Wilson

September 8, 2023

‘She’s able to do everything’

How Kierstan Bell went from the end of the bench to consistent contributor for the Aces

August 29, 2023

The sophomore wing has taken a big step in her second year and found a consistent role with the reigning champs

Wearing a baseball cap commemorating the Las Vegas Aces' 2022 WNBA championship, head coach Becky Hammon sits at the podium and answers questions from reporters.

From Rapid City, S.D., to Springfield, Mass.: Becky Hammon’s journey to the Naismith Hall of Fame

August 12, 2023

A’ja Wilson: ‘She’s just changed the game’

The Aces bench celebrates a play in the Las Vegas Aces’ 105-64 win over the Seattle Storm, Saturday, May 20, 2023, at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle, Wash.

The Aces’ bench has helped cook up the perfect chemistry

August 4, 2023

Las Vegas has an abundance of talent but one of the biggest reasons for their success has been the chemistry of their roster.

Las Vegas Aces center Kiah Stokes holds the basketball above her head while Connecticut Sun post Brionna Jones guards her.

How Kiah Stokes has filled her defensive stopper role perfectly

July 24, 2023

Aces center Kiah Stokes has found her niche as a defender and rebounder

Team Stewart wins the 2023 All-Star game that was full of smiles

July 16, 2023

The 2023 All-Star game was a great time had by all and filled with many memorable moments

Why Alysha Clark’s versatility has allowed her to fit right in on the Aces

July 3, 2023

Despite only playing 16 games with the Aces, Alysha Clark has fit like a glove so far.

Las Vegas Aces offense attacking inside more as opponents try to stop Kelsey Plum

June 21, 2023

“I get trapped every ball screen, it’s fricking annoying … This year, man, some days I feel like I’m in prison.”