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Aari McDonald Named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

October 5, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Atlanta Dream News Release

Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald
Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald
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ATLANTA - Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald was named to the WNBA All-Rookie Team, the league announced on Tuesday.

In her first season in the WNBA, McDonald averaged 6.3 points, 1.6 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 0.8 steals per game with the Dream. McDonald's 59 assists and 25 steals led all first-year players in the league this season, and her 189 total points, 32 made three-point field goals and 104 three-pointers attempted all rank second. She also led all first year players with a 20.7% usage rate.

McDonald was consistent from the free throw line, shooting 88.2 percent from the charity stripe (45 of 51), the highest percentage on the team among players who attempted at least 30 free throws (second overall). She set the Atlanta Dream record for consecutive free throws made with 31 straight from May 25 to August 15, at one point the longest active streak in the league.

2021 WNBA All-Rookie Team Michaela Onyenwere (New York) Aari McDonald (Atlanta) Charli Collier (Dallas) Didi Richards (New York) Dana Evans (Chicago)

Atlanta Dream All-Rookie Team Honorees 2021 - Aari McDonald 2020 - Chennedy Carter 2017 - Brittney Sykes 2013 - Alex Bentley 2012 - Tiffany Hayes 2009 - Angel McCoughtry

McDonald is currently in Győr, Hungary playing for UNI Győr in the Hungary A Division. In her first game with the team on Saturday, October 2, McDonald led her team with 16 points, seven rebounds and five assists. Keep up with Dream players and their overseas teams this offseason here.

The Atlanta Dream will tip off their 15th season in the WNBA in 2022. The organization, who plays its home games at the Gateway Center Arena @ College Park, has qualified for the WNBA Playoffs in nine of its first 14 seasons. To learn more about the Dream and inquire about 2022 season tickets, please visit, call 877-977-7729 or email

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Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald
Atlanta Dream guard Aari McDonald

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