Chicago Sky guard Courtney Vandersloot (22) works against Minnesota Lynx guard Crystal Dangerfield (2) during the first half of a WNBA basketball game Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Bradenton, Fla. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)

NEW YORK – Minnesota Lynx forward Crystal Dangerfield, the 2020 WNBA Rookie of the Year, leads the 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team, the WNBA announced today.

Joining Dangerfield on the 2020 WNBA All-Rookie Team are Indiana Fever guard Julie Allemand, Atlanta Dream guard Chennedy Carter, New York Liberty guard Jazmine Jones and Dallas Wings forward Satou Sabally.

Dangerfield, Allemand, Carter and Sabally each received the maximum 11 votes from a panel of the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, who each selected five players regardless of position and were not permitted to vote for players on their own team. Jones received six votes.

Dangerfield, who was selected in the second round (16th pick overall) in the 2020 WNBA Draft, became the first player not selected in the first round of the WNBA Draft to win Rookie of the Year.

She ranked 11th in the WNBA in scoring (16.2 ppg) and third in free throw percentage (92.2) while starting 19 of her 21 regular-season games and logging 30 minutes per contest.

Among rookies, Dangerfield ranked first in free throw percentage, second in scoring, minutes and assists (3.6 apg), tied for fourth in steals (0.86 spg) and fifth in field goal percentage (47.1).


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