WNBA Rookie Report: Last stretch of season updates for Satou Sabally, Te’a Cooper, Chennedy Carter, etc. Weeks 5-7

Julie Allemand of the Indiana Fever

The WNBA is now nearing towards the end of the season and it is now time to update on all of the rookies from the mid season point. We have all the rookies covered for you from the WNBA Rookie Report committee members Teylor Haines, Blake O’Tain and myself (Aneela Khan). The rookies are reported on by their draft order.

Satou Sabally

Since her last rookie report update, Sabally has continued to shine for the Dallas Wings. She is now averaging 13. 1 points per game, 7.8 rebounds per game and 2.5 assists per game. She has now 5 double doubles up to this point. She continues to be one of the impact players for Dallas and is still very much a candidate for Rookie of the Year. -Aneela

Lauren Cox

Cox has now played in 14 games for the Fever, and started in one game. She is
still adjusting to the faster pace in the WNBA. She’s averaging 3.6 points per game, and 3.3
rebounds per game. Cox is still adjusting but has made some promising contributions for
Indiana. – Blake

Chennedy Carter

Chennedy Carter returned from her ankle injury and quickly reminded everyone of how important she is to Atlanta’s offense. Prior to the injury it appeared that Rookie of the Year was hers to lose because she was putting on the show every night. However, the injury may have put her at a disadvantage because Sabally and Dangerfield have shined as well. Since the return, Carter has averaged nearly 16 points per game (15.7) on 46 percent shooting. – Teylor

Bella Alarie

Alarie has appeared in 19 games averaging 2.2 points per game and 2.7
rebounds per game. Bella is also averaging 0.9 blocks per game. Alarie has still been unable to drain a 3 in the WNBA. Struggles on the offensive end continue for Bella. -Blake

Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan

Mikiah Hebert-Harrigan has made the most with playing 12 minutes per game. We’ve seen glimpses of her potential as a outside threat. Though the sample size is small, Herbert-Harrigan leads the league in three-point percentage at 51.9 percent. -Teylor

Tyasha Harris

Ty Harris has shown spurts where it looks like she can be the starting point guard in Dallas, but the opportunity tends to fluctuate with her minutes given per game. Although, I’ve been on the train to have Harris on the All-Rookie for majority of the season, the last five games haven’t been the best indication of what a great she is gonna be in this league. – Teylor

Ruthy Hebard

Ruthy Hebard has already come along so well in her young career. Despite injury opening the door for Hebard to see the court in major minutes, she has made the most of them. In last five games, Ruthy is averaging just over 17 minutes per game. She’s even recorded her first double-double against Indiana with 12 points and 11 boards. -Teylor

Megan Walker

Walker has appeared in 14 games for the Liberty. She’s averaging 3.2 points and 1.6 boards per game. She has really struggled from the 3 point line, only 11% from 3.
Rough shooting for Walker but if she can approve upon that in the off-season I think she is a very promising player. -Blake

Jocelyn Willoughby

Is averaging 5.1 points, and 2.2 rebounds per game. Willoughby is shooting 34.5% from 3. Willoughby has contributed some meaningful minutes for this young team. -Blake

Jazmine Jones

Jones has continued her great play as of late. She’s averaging 10.5 points
per game, ranked 4th among rookies. Averaging 3.4 rebounds which also ranks 4th among
rookies. 1.3 steals per game, 2nd among rookies. – Blake

Kylee Shook

Kylee Shook has been sidelined due to an ankle injury suffered against Atlanta but did play recently versus the Los Angeles Sparks. – Teylor

Kathleen Doyle

Doyle has played in 15 games so far. She has 1.3 points per game, on 22% from the field, and 23% from 3. Not great for the 14th pick so far, hope to see her improve as we wrap up the season. -Blake

Leaonna Odom

Leaonna Odom has played in all of New York Liberty’s games so far and has started in 14 of them. She has had mixed results and scored a career high 12 points in the loss to Atlanta a couple of days. She has looked good in some games, not so great in other games. She is currently averaging 5.1 points per game and 2.6 rebounds per game in her limited minutes on the floor – Aneela

Crystal Dangerfield

Crystal Dangerfield has continued on from the mid season point and has continued to perform well for Minnesota. She should be the front runner for the Rookie of the Year because she has maintained her excellent play. She has helped Minnesota win close games and has been a leading scorer in some of the games played. She is currently averaging 15.9 points per game and 3.6 assists per game. – Aneela

Brittany Brewer

Brittany Brewer has continued to not get playing time for the Atlanta Dream and is one of the last players off the Dream bench. Her rookie season has been played in limited minutes and in limited games, so it’s hard to say anything about her impact. – Aneela

Te’a Cooper

Te’a Cooper has continued to show throughout this season that she’s a strong, capable defender. There’s been stretches where her or Sykes are tasked with guarding the best of the guards while Gray takes the lighter load to have energy for offense. She’s proved that she has the potential to be elite in that area. Cooper’s stats aren’t the most dazzling, but from the eye test alone I wouldn’t be surprised if she finds her way on the All-Rookie Team. – Teylor

Joyner Holmes

Holmes has played in 15 games, and averaged 3.1 points per game, and 3.1 rebounds per game. She is only shooting 8% from 3. Holmes need to try to improve her three point shot, to fit in this new Walt Hopkins system. – Blake

Beatrice Mompremier

In limited minutes on the floor, Beatrice Mompremier is averaging 2.3 points per game and 3.2 rebounds per game. She still needs time to grow and develop but her play is coming on nicely. She still needs to work on her free throw shooting as she is just hitting 42.9% from the free throw line – Aneela

Kaila Charles

Charles has played in 19 games. She’s averaging 5.1 points and 2.3 rebounds per game. She’s now shooting 44% from the field, and 40% from 3. Her shooting percentages continue to improve, she’s blossoming into a strong rotation player for Connecticut. -Blake

Jaylyn Agnew

Jaylyn has played limited minutes for the Atlanta Dream and has not played in some of the games. She has yet to make her impact for the Dream. – Teylor

Stella Johnson

Stella Johnson has had a rough go at it with an ankle injury that is expected to keep her out for the remainder of the season. The promising guard hasn’t seen the court since August 23rd. -Teylor

Ezi Magbegor

Ezi Magbegor continues to flourish with the Seattle Storm albeit in limited minutes. She has proven that she can play and compete at the WNBA level and has played in all 19 games so far. She is averaging 6.6 points per game and 2.3 rebounds per game. – Aneela

Julie Allemand

Allemand has had an excellent rookie campaign so far. She’s averaging 5.6 assists per game which is the most by a rookie, and third in the league. Julie is shooting 44% from 3. She is getting 1.3 steals per game. Allemand is averaging 8.1 points per game Julie is keeping herself in the rookie of the year conversation. -Blake


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