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Boyette named to All-WNBA Rookie Team

Former Longhorn was taken 10th in WNBA draft

Posted September 20th, 2016

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  • Boyette finished the regular season averaging 6.7 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game and 1.3 blocks per game for the Chicago Sky, who earned the No. 4 seed in the upcoming WNBA Playoffs.
Chicago Sky’s Imani Boyette during the second half of a WNBA basketball game, Sunday, Sept. 11, 2016, in Uncasville, Conn. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)
Chicago Sky’’s Imani Boyette was named to All-WNBA Rookie Team on Tuesday.  (AP Photo/Jessica Hill)

Former University of Texas post Imani Boyette was named to the Associated Press WNBA All-Rookie Team on Tuesday.

The 6-foot-7 Boyette was joined on the first team by Moriah Jefferson of the San Antonio Stars, Tiffany Mitchess of the Indiana Fever, Aerial Powers of the Dallas Wings and Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm.

Boyette was the 10th pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft by the Sky.

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Boyette finished the regular season averaging 6.7 points per game, 5.6 rebounds per game and 1.3 blocks per game for the Chicago Sky, who earned the No. 4 seed in the upcoming WNBA Playoffs. She played in 31 games, starting 16.

Boyette ranked seventh in the WNBA in blocks per game (1.4) and 17th in rebounds per game (5.6).

Boyette’s Sky have a first-round bye in the WNBA Playoffs and will face the winner of the first-round matchup between the No. 5 Indiana Fever and the No. 8 Phoenix Mercury.

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