WNBA All-Rookie Team 2023: Rising Stars Who Shined Bright
The WNBA 2023 regular season has come to an exciting close leaving fans eagerly awaiting the playoffs. While we anticipate thrilling matchups on the court there are still some prestigious awards and selections yet to be announced including the WNBA Rookie of the Year and the WNBA All-Rookie Team
This year’s All-Rookie Team is an intriguing mix of exceptional talent from various franchises. In the event of a tie for the fifth spot a sixth player will be included. Let’s take a closer look at the standout rookies who deserve a place on the 2023 WNBA All-Rookie Team.
The top spot on our list goes to Aliyah Boston who was selected first overall in the 2023 WNBA Draft by the Indiana Fever. Boston has been a force to be reckoned with contributing consistently throughout the season. Her statistics are nothing short of remarkable averaging 14.5 points per game while shooting an impressive 57.8% from the field including 40.0% from beyond the arc.
One of her standout performances came in a high-scoring battle against the Dallas Wings where Boston dropped 27 points grabbed 11 rebounds and dished out five assists. Her versatility and efficiency make her an undeniable choice for the All-Rookie Team.
2. Diamond Miller (Minnesota Lynx) – Forward
In the second spot we have Diamond Miller who was chosen as the second overall pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft by the Minnesota Lynx. Miller’s rookie campaign has been impressive with an average of 12.1 points per game. Her scoring ability is complemented by a shooting percentage of 40.3% including 30.7% from downtown.
One of her standout moments came in an 86-76 victory over the Phoenix Mercury where she poured in 25 points while shooting efficiently. Diamond Miller’s contributions on both ends of the floor make her a valuable addition to the All-Rookie Team.
3. Jordan Horston (Seattle Storm) – Guard
Securing the third spot on our list is Jordan Horston a guard for the Seattle Storm. Horston was selected ninth overall in the 2023 draft and wasted no time making her presence felt. Throughout the season she averaged 6.9 points per game and displayed her versatility by grabbing 5.1 rebounds per game.
One of her most remarkable performances came in an 85-75 loss to the Atlanta Dream where she recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds. Jordan Horston’s potential and impact as a rookie guard make her a strong candidate for the All-Rookie Team.
4. Grace Berger (Indiana Fever) – Guard
Grace Berger a guard for the Indiana Fever takes the fourth spot on our All-Rookie Team. She was selected seventh overall in the 2023 WNBA Draft and has already shown her potential as a young rookie. Berger averaged 4.2 points per game while shooting at an impressive 44.9% including an astonishing 47.1% from beyond the arc.
In a thrilling 90-86 win against the Seattle Storm Berger made her mark with 14 points and four rebounds. Her sharpshooting skills and ability to contribute in clutch moments make her a valuable asset to the All-Rookie Team.
5. Li Meng (Washington Mystics) – Guard
Rounding out our All-Rookie Team is Li Meng a guard for the Washington Mystics. Li Meng’s journey to the WNBA is unique having played professionally in China and representing the Chinese national team in FIBA World Championships. She earned a training camp contract with the Mystics in March 2023 and secured her spot on the final roster.
In 34 games this season Li Meng averaged 5.6 points per game with impressive shooting percentages. In a memorable game against the Phoenix Mercury she scored 14 points including four three-pointers. Li Meng’s international experience and promising skills make her a deserving addition to the All-Rookie Team.
The 2023 WNBA All-Rookie Team boasts a remarkable group of rising stars who have showcased their talent and potential throughout the season. From Aliyah Boston’s consistent dominance to Li Meng’s international flair, these rookies have made their mark in the league. As we eagerly await the official announcement, it’s clear that the future of the WNBA is in capable hands with these exceptional young talents.