Atlanta Dream’s Rhyne Howard Named 2022 Kia WNBA Rookie of the 12 months
August 25, 2022 – Ladies’s Nationwide Basketball Affiliation (WNBA) Information Launch
NEW YORK- Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard has been named the 2022 Kia WNBA Rookie of the 12 months, the WNBA introduced in the present day. She is the second participant to win the award with the Dream, becoming a member of Angel McCoughtry (2009).
Howard acquired 53 votes from a nationwide panel of 56 sportswriters and broadcasters. Washington Mystics middle/ahead Shakira Austin acquired two votes and Indiana Fever ahead NaLyssa Smith acquired one vote.
Howard averaged 16.2 factors, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists and 1.59 steals in 31.3 minutes in 34 video games (all begins) this season. She led all WNBA rookies in factors, assists, steals and minutes per recreation. Amongst all WNBA gamers, Howard ranked eleventh in scoring common and tied for fifth in steals. She additionally completed third within the league in three-pointers made with 85, a single-season file by a WNBA rookie.
Her accomplishments this season included being chosen as a 2022 WNBA All-Star, successful all 4 Kia WNBA Rookie of the Month awards and incomes WNBA Jap Convention Participant of the Week honors for the primary week of the season. She additionally set Dream franchise rookie information for complete factors (552) and rebounds (154).
Howard recorded 11 video games with 20 or extra factors, together with a season-high 33 factors towards the Fever on Might 15 in her fourth profession recreation. She averaged 20.5 factors in her first six video games. In her WNBA debut, Howard scored 16 factors, made 4 three-pointers and posted 4 blocks, 4 assists, three rebounds and two steals towards the Dallas Wings on Might 7. She turned the primary participant to have not less than 4 three-pointers and 4 blocks in her first WNBA recreation.
Atlanta chosen Howard with the primary general decide within the 2022 WNBA Draft offered by State Farm. Throughout her standout profession on the College of Kentucky, Howard was a three-time AP All-American First Group choice and two-time SEC Participant of the 12 months.
In honor of being named the 2022 Kia WNBA Rookie of the 12 months, Howard will obtain $5,150 and a specifically designed trophy by Tiffany & Co.
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