WNBA Rookie of the Year

WNBA 2019 Rookie of the Year Napheesa Collier (right) poses for a picture with WNBA Commissioner Cathy Engelbert. 

Napheesa Collier is the WNBA Rookie of the Year.

The Minnesota Lynx forward beat out Dallas Wings guard Arike Ogunbowale to earn the league honor. In her rookie campaign, Collier averaged 13.1 points per game, 6.6 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.9 steals and 0.9 blocks, while shooting 49 percent from the field.

Selected number six overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft, the former University of Connecticut star started all 34 games for the Lynx and was a key component in the team advancing to the playoffs for a ninth consecutive year. The Lynx lost in the first round of the playoffs with a Sept. 11, 84-74 defeat to the Seattle Storm.

Collier is the fourth Lynx player to earn Rookie of the Year honors (Maya Moore 2011, Seimone Augustus 2006, Betty Lennox 2000).

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