Monique Currie Named to WNBA All-Rookie Team

August 20, 2006 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Charlotte Sting News Release

August 20, 2006 - Charlotte Sting guard/forward Monique Currie was named a member of the 2006 WNBA All-Rookie Team it was announced today.

Currie joins Minnesota Lynx guard Seimone Augustus, Phoenix Mercury guard Cappie Pondexter, San Antonio Silver Stars forward Sophia Young and Chicago Sky forward Candice Dupree on the five-member team chosen by the 14 WNBA head coaches.

"This is a great honor for Monique and one that is very well deserved," said Charlotte Sting Head Coach Muggsy Bogues. "Monique is a player with tremendous talent and potential. As she continues to develop she will be a force in this league for many years to come."

Selected by the Sting with the third overall pick in the 2006 WNBA Draft, Currie averaged 10.0 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 1.0 steals in 24.8 minutes during her rookie campaign. She finished the year ranked fifth among rookies in scoring, third in rebounds and second in assists. She also led all rookies and finished fourth in the WNBA in free throws made (149).

In addition, she concluded the season ranked sixth among rookies and 20th in the league in free throw percentage (.810) and seventh among rookies in steals (1.0).

The 6-0 guard/forward had one of her best performances of the season on June 15 against the Washington Mystics as she posted a season-high 22 points on 13-16 shooting along with seven rebounds and three assists. Her 16 free throw attempts were the most by any player in the WNBA this season.

Currie posted 15 double-figure point totals during the season and led the team in the scoring column on seven different occasions. During a five-game stretch from July 29 to August 5, she posted five straight double-figure games and averaged 15.4 points, going 39-46 from the free throw line during that span. She also posted a season-high eight rebounds on July 30 at Washington during that stretch.

In addition, she led the team in assists 12 different times during the season, dishing out a season-high five assists twice, most recently in the Sting's win over the Chicago Sky on August 12.

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