New York Liberty forward Michaela Onyenwere is the 2021 Rookie of the Year, the WNBA revealed Tuesday. Onyenwere was anticipated to win the award as she had the very best analytical season of any novice and swept the Rookie of the Month honors.
Onyenwere, the No. 6 choice in the Draft, came out and scored 18 points in her professional launching. She then scored 29 in video game later on in May. She continued to be a crucial factor for the Liberty, beginning in 29 video games.
Onyenwere got 47 of 49 possible votes. Aari McDonald of the Atlanta Dream and Onyenwere’s colleague DiDi Richards were the other gamers who were chosen. Onyenwere is the very first member of the Liberty to ever win the award.
McDonald and Richards signed up with Onyenwere on the All-Rookie Team, together with Dallas Wings forward/center Charli Collier and Chicago Sky guard Dana Evans. Collier was the No. 1 total choice in the Draft.