WNBA Rookie Report: Final week updates of Satou Sabally, Chennedy Carter, Crystal Dangerfield, etc.

Seattle Storm rookie Ezi Magbegor

The WNBA season is over and WNBA semifinal games are being played but we just have to wrap up the final rookie update for the season. The rookie report committee members Teylor Haines, Blake O’Tain and myself (Aneela Khan). The rookies are reported on by their draft order.

Satou Sabally

Satou Sabally finished the season strong and had 25 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists in her last game of the regular season. Dallas did not qualify for the playoffs, but Sabally showed great promise throughout her entire rookie season. There is a lot to look forward to in Year 2. – Aneela

Chennedy Carter

Chennedy Carter had an amazing first year where in most cases she’d win Rookie of the Year. However, a deep draft class and nursing an injury dimmed her chances at winning the award. Carter showed glimpses of being a good facilitator and solid defender to add to her already explosive offensive game. Carter made it clear that she is the player that the organization needs to build around. If Atlanta does well with retooling next season, Carter is sure to have an even better sophomore season. Carter averaged 17.4 points on 47.3 percent shooting along with 3.4 assists. – Teylor

Mikiah Herbert – Harrigan

Mikiah Herbert-Harrigan didn’t get much floor time due to a loaded Minnesota Lynx roster. The 2020 sixth overall pick averaged just over 11 minutes a game, but with a good season abroad she could raise her usage tremendously in her second season. Herbert-Harrigan’s game is perfectly suited for the future of the W with her secure handles, outside shot, and inside presence on both sides of the ball. – Teylor

Tyasha Harris

Ty Harris had a solid rookie season. The young floor general did well with running the Wings offense when given the opportunity. Harris would be considered a pass-first point, but their were handful of instances where she’d call her own number. That confidence to make plays down the stretch so early in her career is good to see and should be a highlight in this season for Agler’s staff. With a season overseas under her belt, Harris is poised to elevate her game next season. – Teylor

Ruthy Hebard

Ruthy Hebard’s rookie season ended better than it started. Hebard began the season with minimal minutes, but as the Sky’s season progressed so did her playing time. Hebard started six games and led the league in field goal percentage at 68.2. With that type of output, I’d expect Ruthy elevate. With a developments of a consistent jumper and some adjustments made to her defensive abilities, Hebard could play a solid role in the Sky’s front court. – Teylor

Kylee Shook

Kylee Shook’s rookie season was less than stellar as was New York’s record, but she had moments. Shook showed that she was a capable shooter. However, her efficiency on both ends of the floor weren’t the greatest. If Shook can improve her shooting to fit in New York’s game plan and play anywhere near the defense we saw at Louisville than she’ll get a chance to fight for a roster spot next season. – Teylor

Leaonna Odom

Leaonna Odom had a breakout game in her final game of the season. She had a career high 20 points and 3 steals. New York also did not qualify for the playoffs but Odom showed some upside. She still has a lot of work to do and to learn before she can become a good player in the WNBA. – Aneela

Crystal Dangerfield

Crystal Dangerfield had a spectacular end to the regular season and her team, the Minnesota Lynx qualified for the playoffs. Her team is currently playing in the playoffs and in the first round, she had 17 points and 3 rebounds in the win against the Phoenix Mercury. She was named the 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year and was one of the best and most consistent players this season. There is alot to look forward to in Year 2 for Crystal Dangerfield. – Aneela

Brittany Brewer

Brittany Brewer barely played any minutes for the Atlanta Dream and was a non factor when she did play. Ultimately, Brewer’s impact was not felt on the Dream and she may not make the roster next year. She needs time to learn and develop her skills and she may end up back in the WNBA, but probably not next year. – Aneela

Te’a Cooper

Te’a Cooper’s rookie year has been eye-opening for both new and seasoned WNBA fans. On both sides of the ball Cooper has showed that she can be a player to count on and that’s big for a rookie to be in the mix for those moments. Her play this season will leave the Sparks with more difficult decisions to make this off-season or result in another team being really happy if they move on. Cooper averaged 7 points on 45 percent shooting and 2 assists a game. – Teylor

Beatrice Mompremier

Beatrice Mompremier slowly showed improvement throughout the end of the regular season after getting off to a slow and shaky start. Her team, the Connecticut Sun, have made it in to the WNBA semifinals and she had a great Game 1 performance in the win against the Las Vegas Aces with 4 points, 6 rebounds and 3 blocks. – Aneela

Jaylyn Agnew

Jaylyn Agnew rarely played in the last few Dream outings and that was more of the same for majority of her rookie season. Without much film on Agnew, it’ll be interesting to see if she gets another shot to make a roster spot in 2021. – Teylor

Stella Johnson

Stella Johnson was sidelined to wrap up the season, but she made the most of her opportunity in Washington. Her consistent shooting could be a great attribute going forward if she sticks around in Washington. – Teylor

Ezi Magbegor

Ezi Magbegor showed great consistency throughout the season. In limited minutes, she was able to showcase her skills and helped Seattle get the #2 seed in the playoffs. She was one of the main people off of Seattle’s bench and she should continue that in Seattle’s playoff run. – Aneela


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