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Rhyne Howard Named 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star

June 28, 2022 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Atlanta Dream News Release

ATLANTA, Ga. - Atlanta Dream rookie guard Rhyne Howard was named a 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star reserve, the league announced today. With the nomination, Howard becomes the Dream's first rookie All-Star in franchise history.

The No. 1 overall pick in the 2022 WNBA Draft has taken the league by storm, has consistently ranked in the top-15 in the WNBA in points (16.4, 12th) and steals (1.6, 8th) since her debut. In the first week of her career, Howard averaged 20.8 points, 4.5 rebounds and 2.3 assists in four games, including a 33-point outing at Indiana on May 15. Howard eclipsed 100 points in only five games and reached 135 points after the May 29th game against Phoenix, the sixth-most of any rookie in WNBA history in that time span.

In recognition of her statement-making debut, Howard took home the WNBA Player of the Week award, making her the first rookie in league history to earn the honor in the first week of their career since Tamika Catchings in 2002, and the first Dream rookie to ever earn a WNBA Player of the Week award. Howard also took home the May WNBA Rookie of the Month award as the top-scoring first-year player and top-10 scoring player in the league.

The 2022 AT&T WNBA All-Star Game will be played at Wintrust Arena in Chicago, home of the defending WNBA Champion Chicago Sky, on Sunday, July 10 (ABC, noon CT/1 p.m. ET), and will be the centerpiece of a weekend full of WNBA activities.

Howard is the first rookie to make the All-Star team since Napheesa Collier in 2019.

The reserves were selected by the league's head coaches, who voted for three guards, five frontcourt players and four players at either position regardless of conference. The coaches were not able to vote for their own players.

The captains for Team Wilson and Team Stewart will select their respective rosters during ESPN's broadcast of the WNBA All-Star Team Selection Special on Saturday, July 2 (3 p.m. ET), choosing first from the remaining pool of starters and then from the pool of 12 reserves. By virtue of finishing with the most fan votes, Wilson will make the first pick.

All-Time Atlanta Dream All-Star Selections

2022 - Rhyne Howard

2021 - Courtney Williams

2018 - Angel McCoughtry (starter)

2017 - Tiffany Hayes (starter), Layshia Clarendon, Elizabeth Wlliams

2015 - Angel McCoughtry (starter), Shoni Schimmel (starter)

2014 - Angel McCoughtry (starter), Shoni Schimmel (starter), Erika de Souza (starter*)

2013 - Angel McCoughtry (starter), Erika de Souza

2011 - Angel McCoughtry (starter)

2009 - Erika de Souza, Sancho Lyttle

Note: Though not an All-Star game, the following Dream players were named to the squads for the 2010 "WNBA vs. USA Basketball: The Stars at the Sun" game: Angel McCoughtry (USA), Iziane Castro Marques (WNBA), Sancho Lyttle (WNBA)

* de Souza was named an injury replacement starter for the 2014 game

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