Rhyne Howard, the Atlanta Dream’s 2022 WNBA No. 1 Draft Pick, has been selected
as the league’s rookie of the month for four straight months May through August
en route to being crowned the AP WNBA Rookie of the Year, it was announced
Tuesday. Her coach, Tanisha Wright
Howard posted 16.2 points per game, 4.5 rebounds, 2.8 assists, 1.6 steals,
and 0.8 blocks in her freshman campaign in the pros.
she was 12th in points per game this season while also eclipsing Tamika
Catchings’ record for 3-pointers made in a rookie season with 85 treys.
The 22-year-old was named to the All-Star Game this season and she also earned her
fourth WNBA Rookie of the Month award on Tuesday.
The official WNBA Awards are set to be announced over the course of the playoffs,
though Howard is a near-shoe-in to get the nod for ROY, capping off an incredible
first season for the No. 1 overall pick.