Atlanta Dream’s Rhyne Howard earns third-straight WNBA Rookie of the Month

Howard averaged 16.3 points, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks to lead all rookies, and averaged 4.8 rebounds in July
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ATLANTA – Atlanta Dream rookie guard Rhyne Howard was named July’s WNBA Kia Rookie of the Month for the third consecutive month, the league announced on Tuesday.

In the month of July, Howard averaged 16.3 points, 1.6 steals and 0.8 blocks to lead all rookies, while also averaging 4.8 rebounds. In eight games, she tallied three 20-point outings and seven double-digit scoring performances.

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.

Howard is currently 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.