Atlanta’s Sykes named WNBA rookie of the month

 NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2017 – Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes today was named the WNBA Rookie of the Month for games played in July.

The seventh overall pick in WNBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm led all rookies in scoring for the month with 17.8 points per game, good for third overall in the Eastern Conference and eighth in the WNBA.  Sykes also paced first-year players in rebounding (5.3 rpg), three-pointers made (15) and minutes (30.6 mpg).  She topped Eastern Conference rookies in three-point field goal percentage (.385).

Sykes scored in double figures in all 11 games in July, extending her streak to 13.  The first three 20-point performances of her career came in three consecutive games from July 18-25.  On July 19, she scored a career-high 27 points, including 12-of-13 from the free throw line, handed out a career-high five assists and grabbed four rebounds in a 100-96 overtime loss to the Washington Mystics… Read More

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