Rhyne Howard

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Rhyne Howard
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Howard with Kentucky in 2022
No. 10Atlanta Dream
Position Shooting guard
League WNBA
Personal information
Born (2000-04-29) April 29, 2000 (age 22)
Chattanooga, Tennessee
NationalityAmerican
Listed height6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Listed weight175 lb (79 kg)
Career information
High school Bradley Central
(Cleveland, Tennessee)
College Kentucky (2018–2022)
WNBA draft 2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1st overall
Selected by the Atlanta Dream
Playing career2022–present
Career history
2022–present Atlanta Dream
Career highlights and awards

Rhyne Howard (born April 29, 2000) is an American professional basketball player for the Atlanta Dream of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA). She played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats. She graduated from Bradley Central High School located in Cleveland, Tennessee in 2018. She was drafted first overall by the Dream in the 2022 WNBA draft.

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In her senior year of high school at Bradley Central located in Tennessee, she was named 2018 Tennessee Gatorade Player of the Year and Tennessee Miss Basketball. Howard participated on the USA team in 2018 and 2019, leading them to a gold medal and was awarded MVP honors in 2018. She participated in the Jordan Brand Classic among the top rated recruits in the U.S. [1] Following her freshman season at Kentucky, Howard was named USBWA National Freshman of the Year. [2] In 2020 and 2021, she was named SEC Player of the Year. [3]

College career

Howard notched SEC player of the year in 2020 and 2021, her sophomore and junior years at UK. She also earned All-SEC defensive team and All-SEC first team honors in 2021. In her freshman year, she earned the honors of All-SEC first team and SEC freshman of the year. Entering the Wildcats' 2021 postseason, Howard is the only player in the nation averaging 19 points per game and 7.5 rebounds per game, while snatching 40 steals and 70 assists. [4]

On January 27, 2022, Howard scored her 2,000th point in her college career, becoming the third Wildcat to reach that benchmark. [5]

Career statistics

Legend
  GPGames played  GS Games started MPG Minutes per game RPG  Rebounds per game
 APG  Assists per game SPG  Steals per game BPG  Blocks per game PPG Points per game
 TO  Turnovers per game FG%  Field-goal percentage 3P%  3-point field-goal percentage FT%  Free-throw percentage
 Bold Career high°League leader

College

YearTeamGPGSMPGFG%3P%FT%RPGAPGSPGBPGTOPPG
2018–19 Kentucky 323130.9.445.387.6765.12.32.10.72.416.4
2019–20 Kentucky 272731.2.433.382.7916.52.42.31.12.223.4
2020–21 Kentucky 242434.8.444.373.7797.33.82.50.82.120.7
2021–22 Kentucky 313135.3.441.383.8087.43.32.31.31.820.5
Career11411333.0.440.382.7726.92.92.31.02.220.1

Professional career

On April 11, 2022, Howard was drafted first overall by the Atlanta Dream in the 2022 WNBA draft. [6] During her rookie year Rhyne started every game and averaged 16.8 points,2.8 assist,and 1.6 steals.Howard was announced to her first All-star game in July. [7] She went on to earn Rookie of the month honors every month from May to August. [8] Howard would later be announced as the WNBA Rookie of the Year for 2022. [9]

Personal life

Howard is a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. She was initiated through the Iota Mu Chapter at the University of Kentucky. [10] She has a girlfriend.

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References

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  3. "SEC Announces 2021 Women's Basketball Postseason Awards" (Press release). Southeastern Conference. March 2, 2021. Retrieved March 3, 2021.
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  5. Howard Scores 2,000th Career Point but Cats Fall at Vandy
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  7. Pickman, Ben. "2022 No. 1 Pick Rhyne Howard Among 12 WNBA ASG Reserves". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 2022-11-10.
  8. Alexandra Parker. "Dream's Rhyne Howard wins fourth-straight Rookie of the Month award". https://www.atlantanewsfirst.com . Retrieved 2022-11-10.{{cite web}}: External link in |website= (help)
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