ATLANTA, Ga. (August 2, 2022) – Atlanta Dream rookie guard Rhyne Howard was named July’s WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month for the third consecutive month, the league announced today.
The accolade marks Howard’s sixth of her debut season in the same month that she became the Dream’s second-ever rookie All-Star in franchise history. She becomes just the seventh player in WNBA history to take home three consecutive Rookie of the Month awards after earning the honor in both May and June.
In the month of July, Howard averaged 16.3 points, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks to lead all rookies, and averaged 4.8 rebounds. In eight games she tallied three 20-point outings and seven double-digit scoring performances, leading the team to a win over Las Vegas with 24 points with five rebounds, three assists and three blocks on July 19.
Howard is averaging 5.8 made field goals and 2.4 three-pointers per game, both of which ranked first among rookies last month. She paces all first-year players in the league this season in average points (15.6), three-pointers made (2.4), assists (2.6) and steals (1.5) per game.
Rhyne Howard’s 2022 Accolades
- WNBA AT&T All-Star
- WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – July
- WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – June
- WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month – May
- WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week – May 15
- Associated Press Player of the Week – May 16
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