Chennedy Carter Unanimous WNBA All-Rookie Team Selection

ATLANTA – Atlanta Dream guard Chennedy Carter was named to the 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team, the league announced on Sunday.

Carter led all rookies and ranked eighth in the league averaging a team-high 17.4 points per game, and ranked third among rookies in both assists (3.4 per game) and steals (0.9 per game).

At 21 years old and 266 days, Carter became the youngest player in WNBA history to score at least 30 points in a game when she tallied 35 points against Seattle on August 6, setting the record for the most points scored in a single game by a Dream rookie.

Carter was a unanimous selection to the All-Rookie Team, receiving the maximum 11 votes from a panel of the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, who each selected five players regardless of position and were not permitted to vote for players on their own team.

Despite being sidelined for six games with an ankle injury, the 5-9 guard started all 16 games in which she played and recorded at least 20 points in eight contests

Selected with the No. 4 overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft, Carter was the Dream’s highest draft pick since Angel McCoughtry went to Atlanta with the No. 1 overall pick in 2009.

Below are the top finishers in the voting for the 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team.

 

2020 WNBA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM

Player                                   Team                                     Position               Votes
Julie Allemand                   Indiana Fever                    Guard                   11
Chennedy Carter              Atlanta Dream                   Guard                   11
Crystal Dangerfield          Minnesota Lynx                 Guard                   11
Satou Sabally                      Dallas Wings                       Forward               11
Jazmine Jones                   New York Liberty              Guard                  6

 

The 2021 season marks the organization’s 14th in the WNBA. The Dream have qualified for the playoffs nine times, winning conference titles in 2013, 2011 and 2010.