WNBA Rookie of the Year Crystal Dangerfield headlines 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team

NEW YORK – Minnesota Lynx forward Crystal Dangerfield, the 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year, leads the 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team, the WNBA announced today.

Joining Dangerfield on the 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team are Indiana Fever guard Julie Allemand, Atlanta Dream guard Chennedy Carter, New York Liberty guard Jazmine Jones and Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally.

Dangerfield, Allemand, Carter and Sabally each received 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.  Jones received six votes.

Crystal Dangerfield: Dangerfield, who was selected in the second round (16th pick overall) in the 2020 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, became the first player not selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft to win Rookie of the Year.  She ranked 11th in the WNBA in scoring (16.2 ppg, pacing the Lynx) and third in free throw percentage (92.2) while starting 19 of her 21 regular-season games and logging 30.0 minutes per contest.  Among rookies, Dangerfield ranked first in free throw percentage, second in scoring, minutes and assists (3.6 apg), tied for fourth in steals (0.86 spg) and fifth in field goal percentage (47.1).

Julie Allemand: Among rookies, the 5-8 guard from Belgium finished first in assists (5.8 apg), second in rebounds (4.5 rpg) and three-point field goal percentage (47.8), and fifth in scoring (8.5 ppg).  Allemand, the 33rd pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft by Indiana, made her WNBA debut this season, starting all 22 games and becoming the first rookie in league history to average 8.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds.

Chennedy Carter: Carter, the fourth pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, ranked eighth in the league in scoring (17.4 ppg), tops among rookies. She also ranked third among rookies in assists (3.4 apg) and steals (0.9 spg).  At 21 years and 266 days, Carter became the youngest player in history to score at least 30 points in a game when she tallied 35 points against Seattle on Aug. 6.  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.

Satou Sabally: The 6-4 forward became just the fourth rookie in WNBA history to average at least 13.8 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 assists, joining Tamika Catchings, Candace Parker and Breanna Stewart.  Among rookies, Sabally ranked first in rebounds and third in scoring.  She started 14 of the 16 games she played and led the Wings in all rebounding categories, including defensive rebounds (5.2 rpg) and offensive rebounds (2.6 rpg). She also posted five double-doubles.

Jazmine Jones: Jones, the 12th pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft presented by State Farm, ranked fourth among rookies in scoring (10.8 ppg), third in rebounding (4.1 rpg) and first in steals (1.4 spg).  Jones, who came off the bench in 18 of her 20 games, also averaged 2.3 assists while logging 21.4 minutes per contest.

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

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In 2020, the WNBA and the Women’s National Basketball Players Association signed a groundbreaking eight-year CBA that charts a new course for women’s basketball – and women’s sports overall – with a focus on increased player compensation, improvements to the player experience, expanded career development opportunities and resources specifically tailored to the female professional athlete.  Key elements of the agreement are supported through the league’s new partnership platform, WNBA Changemakers. Inaugural WNBA Changemakers include AT&T, Deloitte and Nike.


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