Jones receives the accolade after helping the Dream to their first playoff berth since 2018
The Associated Press (AP) announced Tuesday it selected Atlanta Dream rookie Haley Jones to its WNBA All-Rookie First Team. The 6-foot-1 forward-guard is part of the young core that has exceeded expectations and led the Dream to the 2023 WNBA Playoffs in year two of the franchise’s rebuild.
In her rookie campaign, Jones recorded 149 points, 94 rebounds, 93 assists, 16 steals and 12 blocks in the regular season, appearing in all 40 games. Jones is the second-straight AP All-Rookie selection for the Dream, as the AP tabbed Rhyne Howard during her rookie season in 2022.
The sixth pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft, Jones recorded her breakout game against Chicago on May 30, scoring 13 points and recording 3 rebounds, 2 assists, 1 block and 1 steal in 19 minutes of action. On Aug. 22, Jones tallied a career night against the first-place Las Vegas Aces, scoring 23 points, grabbing 6 rebounds and dishing 5 assists in 30 minutes of play.
The First-Team All-Rookie selection is one of many accolades Jones has received on the court. During her collegiate career at Stanford, Jones won three Pac-12 Championships and a 2021 NCAA women’s basketball championship. She was a three time AP All-American and Naismith Trophy finalist in 2022.
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