INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Aliyah Boston had an unbelievable first season and was honoured by the league because the WNBA Rookie of the Yr on Monday.
The No. 1 decide within the draft began each recreation for Indiana averaging 14.5 factors, 8.4 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks. She shot 57.8 per cent from the sector and have become the primary rookie to guide the league in that stat.
The South Carolina graduate was a unanimous selection by the 60-person nationwide media panel, turning into the primary rookie to be chosen on each poll since A’ja Wilson did it in 2018. Boston grew to become the second Fever participant to ever win the award, becoming a member of Tamika Catchings.
Boston headlined the league’s all-rookie crew that additionally included Seattle’s Jordan Horston, Washington’s Li Meng and the Minnesota duo of Dorka Juhasz and Diamond Miller.
The Fever gained 13 video games this previous season — greater than double what they did final 12 months. Indiana missed out on the playoffs for the seventh consecutive 12 months, however have one of the best probability at successful the draft lottery and getting the No. 1 decide once more.