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WNBA Rookie of the Year


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I'm wondering at this stage of the season about rookie of the year...of the top three rookies my heart is with Pheesa but my eye leans toward McCowen
 
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Is this supposed to be a prediction or our vote?

They're gonna give it to Arike. They made that clear when they gave her the monthly award after she went 2-for-23. All they're looking at is scoring average. They don't care if she's jacking up 30 shots a game to do it.
 
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Collier11.7 2.3 5.61.0
McCowen 7.1 0.1 7.91.7
Ogubawale14.1 2.2 2.50.1
 

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Is this supposed to be a prediction or our vote?

They're gonna give it to Arike. They made that clear when they gave her the monthly award after she went 2-for-23. All they're looking at is scoring average. They don't care if she's jacking up 30 shots a game to do it.
Nah, Collier is gonna take it easily. They just didn't want to give her all the monthly awards.
 
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Brown has been impressive for the sparks, in the minutes she’s gotten, she could be there starting center in the future, and should make the all rookie team.
 

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Probably Asia Durr is worthy of being mentioned. Not the front runner but having a good rookie campaign.
 
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Well Arike poured in a bunch of meaningless points late in this game after Canada was taken out. I guess that means she's sewn up Rookie of the Month for July.
 
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Can't find a method of getting rookie stats on the WNBA website. Used to be there, but seems to have been dropped. Am I missing something?
 

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Can't find a method of getting rookie stats on the WNBA website. Used to be there, but seems to have been dropped. Am I missing something?
click on advanced filters, and that will give the option on the left side of the page.
 
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This appears to be an above average year in the WNBA for rookie performances. In addition to the three rookies listed in the poll Asia Sure is having a above-average season I'm wondering the last time the WNBA had three or four rookies performing at this level?
 
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This appears to be an above average year in the WNBA for rookie performances. In addition to the three rookies listed in the poll Asia Sure is having a above-average season I'm wondering the last time the WNBA had three or four rookies performing at this level?

Asia Sure sounds better than Asia Durr. ;)

I definitely think Asia was playing well before her Hamstring Issues. I expect her to make a push in the second half of the season.
 

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Please turn in your UConn fan cards on your way out.
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As much as I hated to do it. I voted yes. Irregardless of her inefficiency, she will make her fair share of hero plays and that is what sells.

Naphessa will not have too many hero moments. That is not her game. She is just consistent in every skill and actually is better on the defensive end than the offensive end imho.

And Dallas has no other go to player.

Actually watched the game and surprisingly, Agler actually kept the breaks on Arike during crunch time and her teammates were pretty pathetic

Those last 2 jump shots were desperation shots with no hope of a win.

Does it help that I gave my reasons on the "Arike" thread. :oops:
 
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One of the five WNBA storylines in this excellent article deals with rookie of the year. I thought it was a very strong analysis of where the WNBA stands at the halfway point of the season in regards to the race.
 
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I screen captured WNBA's Rookie stats for players with 10 or more games played (see image below). As of 07-29-2019 for each stat category I sorted by 1st (yellow), 2nd (blue) and 3rd (green). Visually it appears it's between Collier and Arike at this point in the season with Asia Durr 3rd. Arike does/has taken more shots than any other (FGA, 3PA, FTA), chances are if a player takes that many shots there's a good chance you will also be 1st in FGM, 3PM and FTM as well as PTS/Gm. Collier's stats appears to be a more balanced game overall. As others have noted, if PTS becomes the main criteria for winning ROY, it's Arike's to lose.

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One of the five WNBA storylines in this excellent article deals with rookie of the year. I thought it was a very strong analysis of where the WNBA stands at the halfway point of the season in regards to the race.
Was pleasantly surprised by that article. The Ringer's women's basketball coverage is pretty spotty and some of it is just Shea Serrano pieces, which are funny but not informative. But this article was pretty good.
 

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I was scoffed at by a poster on here for saying McCowan is a poor man's Sylvia Fowles, but look at their rookie numbers side by side:


Fowles: 10.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 51.3% FG, 2.1 blocks, 2.1 TO, 25 mpg
McCowan: 7.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 50.4% FG, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 TO, 20 mpg

Pretty accurate comparison I'd say.

McCowan also took a little while to get going and logged under 20 minutes in her first 8 games. Take those out and her numbers in the 14 games since are:
8.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 51.6% FG, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 TO, 23.3 mpg

In terms of league standings, she is 5th in rebounds, 8th in blocks, and anywhere from 10th-15th in FG% depending on the baseline you use.

Per 40 minutes, she's also first in the league in rebounds by a wide margin at 16.5 per game, and is also 4th in blocks per game.

I think Collier is still the favorite but McCowan is in the mix IMO.
 
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I was scoffed at by a poster on here for saying McCowan is a poor man's Sylvia Fowles, but look at their rookie numbers side by side:


Fowles: 10.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 51.3% FG, 2.1 blocks, 2.1 TO, 25 mpg
McCowan: 7.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 50.4% FG, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 TO, 20 mpg

Pretty accurate comparison I'd say.

McCowan also took a little while to get going and logged under 20 minutes in her first 8 games. Take those out and her numbers in the 14 games since are:
8.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 51.6% FG, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 TO, 23.3 mpg

In terms of league standings, she is 5th in rebounds, 8th in blocks, and anywhere from 10th-15th in FG% depending on the baseline you use.

Per 40 minutes, she's also first in the league in rebounds by a wide margin at 16.5 per game, and is also 4th in blocks per game.

I think Collier is still the favorite but McCowan is in the mix IMO.
I agree, and I sure as heck would have McCowan ahead of Ogunbowale.
 

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Per 40 minutes, she's also first in the league in rebounds by a wide margin at 16.5 per game, and is also 4th in blocks per game.
The kid sure can rebound. The screenshot is a little small, but in terms of rebound percentage she is leading the league offensively, defensively, and overall.

Interesting list overall. Griner is nowhere to be found. For her size, she is a terrible rebounder. EDD's rebounding is probably underrated. Between that and her blocks (10th in block percentage) she is a sneaky good defensive player.

Anyhow, back on topic...yes Teaira McCowan is good.

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The kid sure can rebound. The screenshot is a little small, but in terms of rebound percentage she is leading the league offensively, defensively, and overall.

Interesting list overall. Griner is nowhere to be found. For her size, she is a terrible rebounder. EDD's rebounding is probably underrated. Between that and her blocks (10th in block percentage) she is a sneaky good defensive player.

Anyhow, back on topic...yes Teaira McCowan is good.

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Not surprised about Griner. She has never been a good rebounder despite her great size and length.
 
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Also, a lot of people said that McCowan wouldn’t be able to do what she does in college against the likes of Cambage, Fowles, Griner, etc., but she still does her thing. I will be honest I didn’t think she would be an impact player at this stage in her career. An absolute rebounding machine.
 
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I was scoffed at by a poster on here for saying McCowan is a poor man's Sylvia Fowles, but look at their rookie numbers side by side:


Fowles: 10.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 51.3% FG, 2.1 blocks, 2.1 TO, 25 mpg
McCowan: 7.1 ppg, 8.3 rpg, 50.4% FG, 1.4 blocks, 1.1 TO, 20 mpg

Pretty accurate comparison I'd say.

McCowan also took a little while to get going and logged under 20 minutes in her first 8 games. Take those out and her numbers in the 14 games since are:
8.9 ppg, 10.4 rpg, 51.6% FG, 1.4 blocks, 1.3 TO, 23.3 mpg

In terms of league standings, she is 5th in rebounds, 8th in blocks, and anywhere from 10th-15th in FG% depending on the baseline you use.

Per 40 minutes, she's also first in the league in rebounds by a wide margin at 16.5 per game, and is also 4th in blocks per game.

I think Collier is still the favorite but McCowan is in the mix IMO.
Not only that, but they proceeded to compare her to Alaina Coates!
 
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