Seattle's Jewell Loyd Is WNBA Rookie Of The Year
Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd has won the WNBA rookie of the year award the league announced Thursday.
Loyd was the No. 1 pick in the WNBA draft in April after forgoing her senior year at Notre Dame. She averaged 10.7 points and 3.5 rebounds for the Storm and is the 10th No. 1 pick to win the award.
The 21-year-old guard scored in double figures just once in her first eight WNBA games before finally hitting her stride. She had at least 10 points in eight of her final 10 games this season.
Loyd received 21 votes from a national media panel of 39 writers and broadcasters. Kiah Stokes of the New York Liberty finished second with 16 votes and Natalie Achonwa of Indiana got the other two.
September 25, 2015