After sweeping three of the 4 Rookie of the Month Awards this season thus far, it’s no shock that Indiana Fever heart Aliyah Boston is the 2023 WNBA Rookie of the Yr. As probably the most impactful rookie of the season, the highest 2023 WNBA Draft decide solidified herself within the report books on a number of events this previous common season turning into a consummate shot-blocker and rebounder within the professional ranks.
She acquired a unanimous choice from all 60 members of a nationwide panel of sportswriters and broadcasters. She is the second participant to win the glory with Indiana, becoming a member of Tamika Catchings (2002). Final month, the South Carolina alumna additionally received the Related Press Rookie of the Yr.
Highlights of Boston’s season:
- Named the WNBA Rookie of the Month in three of the 4 months of the season (Might, June, and August).
- Shot a league-high 57.8% from the sector, turning into the primary rookie to guide the league in that class in a season.
- Averaged 14.5 factors, 8.4 rebounds, 2.2 assists, 1.3 steals, and 1.3 blocked pictures in 31.2 minutes in 40 video games.
- Chosen as a starter for the 2023 WNBA All-Star Recreation, turning into the sixth rookie to begin an All-Star Recreation and the primary since 2014.
- Completed the season with a rookie-leading 11 double-doubles.
- She is simply the fifth participant in league historical past to get a unanimous Rookie of the Yr choice.
The 6-5 Boston highlights the 2023 WNBA All-Rookie Workforce. She is the ninth participant in franchise historical past to make the WNBA All-Rookie Workforce, becoming a member of NaLyssa Smith (2022), Queen Egbo (2022), Julie Allemand (2020), Teaira McCowan (2019), Kelsey Mitchell (2018), Tiffany Mitchell (2016), Natalie Achonwa (2015) and Tan White (2005).
2023 WNBA All-Rookie Workforce
Aliyah Boston, Indiana Fever
Diamond Miller, Minnesota Lynx
Dorka Juhász, Minnesota Lynx
Jordan Horston, Seattle Storm
Li Meng, Washington Mystics