New York, NY (Sports Network) - Chicago Sky forward Elena Delle Donne and
Brittney Griner of the Phoenix Mercury headline the 2013 WNBA All-Rookie Team.
Also voted to the list by a panel of the league's 12 head coaches were Alex
Bentley from the Atlanta Dream, Kelsey Bone from the New York Liberty and
Skylar Diggins of the Tulsa Shock.
Delle Donne, the No. 2 overall pick out of Delaware, was already voted the
WNBA's Rookie of the Year after leading all first-year players in scoring
average (18.1 ppg), free throw percentage (.929), 3-point field-goal
percentage (.438) and minutes played (31.4 mpg), while placing second in
rebounds (5.6 ppg) and blocks (1.8 bpg).
Griner, taken first overall after a dominant career at Baylor, finished at the
top of the rookie class in blocks (3.0 bpg), rebounds (6.3 rpg) and field
goal percentage (.556, fourth in the league overall). She was the only rookie
other than Delle Donne to average double-digit scoring, posting 12.6 points
A second-round pick out of Penn State, Bentley ranked fourth among
rookies in scoring (8.3 ppg), third in assists (2.8 apg) and third in steals
(1.0 spg) as she helped the Dream to a playoff berth.
Bone, taken with the fifth overall selection from Texas A&M, was the only
rookie aside from Griner with multiple double-doubles, posting two on the
season (15 points, 11 rebounds on July 31 at Washington; 11/10 on Aug. 11 at
The Notre Dame product Diggins, taken third overall, led all rookies in
assists (3.8 apg) and steals (1.28 spg) while ranking third in scoring at 8.5
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