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ON THIS POST: UPDATE ON HOW WNBA 1ST-ROUND PICKS ARE PERFORMING

  • Rookie leaders

  • 1st-round picks by the numbers

  • Players of the week, month

  • Charting WNBA individual leaders

  • Conference win percentage

  • Team stats comparison

  • Charting WNBA team leaders


WNBA ROOKIE LEADERS

13.2

Arike Ogunbowale of Dallas, the #5 overall 2019 draft pick, leads rookies in scoring average

7.4

No. 3 overall pick Teaira McCowan of Indiana leads

rookies in rebound average

4.5

Jackie Young of Las Vegas,

the overall No. 1 pick, leads all rookies in assists per game

WNBA FIRST-ROUND PICKS
NO PLAYER TM MIN PPG RPG
1 Jackie Young VEG 23.0 5.7 4.5
2 Asia Durr NY 30.9 12.1 5.3
3 Teaira McCowan IND 19.6 6.6 7.4
4 Katie Lou
Samuelson
CHI 17.7 2.3 1.7
5 Arike Ogunbowale DAL 25.6 13.2 2.2
6 Napheesa Collier MIN 32.9 12.2 5.3
7 Kalani Brown LA 14.8 4.8 3.6
8 Alanna Smith PHO 10.4 1.6 2.3
9 Kristine Anigwe CON 7.6 2.3 2.0
10 Kiara Lesle WAS Injured
11 Brianna Turner ATL 2.9 0.5 0.8
12 Ezi Magbegor SEA In Australia

32.9

Minutes per game for

Minnesota’s Napheesa Collier,

the #6 pick, tops among rookies

34.3

3-point FG pct. for #2 pick Asia Durr of New York, tops among rookies with 20-plus attempts


WNBA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK, MONTH

20.5, 8.5, 2.0

Scoring, rebound, assist averages in 2 games for Eastern player of week Elena Delle Donne of Mystics

  • 17.2, 8.9, 2.5: Delle Done averages in 11 games to win Eastern player of month

21.3, 7.7, 2.0

Averages in points, rebounds, blocks in 3 games for Aces’ A’Ja Wilson to win Western honors

17.5, 8.4, 1.5

Averages in points, rebounds, steals for Seattle’s Natasha Howard to win Western player of month


WNBA scoring leaders


Season rebound leaders


Season assist leaders


Season 3-pt FG leaders


Eastern Conference win pct.


Western Conference win pct.


WNBA TEAM LEADERS

35.3, 29.1

League’s best, worst

3-point field goal pct.

by Phoenix, Dallas

87.5, 71.6

Free-throw percentages

for No. 1 Washington

and No. 12 Connecticut

WNBA TEAM SHOOTING
EASTERN CONFERENCE
TEAM HM FG% 3FG% FT%
Atlanta 2-5 37.0 30.2 73.3
Chicago 4-2 43.6 34.8 83.6
Connecticut 6-0 40.8 34.8 71.6
Indiana 2-4 42.5 34.3 82.3
New York 3-4 41.0 30.5 79.8
Washington 4-1 45.7 35.2 87.5
WESTERN CONFERENCE
TEAM HM FG% 3FG% FT%
Dallas 4-2 37.8 29.1 81.9
Las Vegas 5-2 43.2 34.1 78.3
Los Angeles 3-2 40.9 35.1 84.0
Minnesota 4-3 44.1 32.8 76.7
Phoenix 3-1 41.5 35.3 83.3
Seattle 4-2 41.3 30.2 79.6

16.5

Difference between

#1 Washington, #12 Atlanta

in points per game

9.8

Difference between

#1 Las Vegas, #12 Phoenix

in rebounds per game

WNBA TEAM AVERAGES
EASTERN CONFERENCE
TEAM PPG RPG APG SPG
Atlanta 70.1 35.6 15.3 6.2
Chicago 78.4 36.2 19.5 7.0
Connecticut 78.2 36.8 18.1 8.4
Indiana 78.1 34.7 16.8 5.9
New York 79.2 36.0 18.4 8.2
Washington 86.6 33.7 21.3 9.8
WESTERN CONFERENCE
TEAM PPG RPG APG SPG
Dallas 70.5 37.4 16.1 6.8
Las Vegas 82.1 41.5 21.2 7.9
Los Angeles 77.8 35.8 17.4 8.0
Minnesota 77.7 33.4 19.2 8.8
Phoenix 74.3 31.7 16.8 6.0
Seattle 73.6 32.9 16.5 8.9

Top 3, bottom 2 in 3-pt FGs


Top 3, bottom 2 in free throws


Top 3, bottom 2 in rebounds


Source: wnba.com; basketball-reference.com; acrossthetimeline.com