Rookie, No. 1 pick Rhyne Howard leads 2022 WNBA All-Star selections

The Atlanta Dream first-year star continues to blaze trails on WNBA floor
Rookie, No. 1 pick Rhyne Howard leads 2022 WNBA All-Star selections
Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard at the rolling out office. (Photo credit: Rashad Milligan for rolling out)

The meteoric rookie season for Atlanta Dream guard Rhyne Howard continues.

On June 28, the league announced that Rhyne was the WNBA’s No. 1 pick and made the All-Star reserve.  She is the second Dream rookie to make an All-Star Game, with Shoni Schimmel making the exhibition in 2014. Howard is also the first WNBA rookie to make an All-Star game since Minnesota Lynx forward Napheesa Collier made it in 2019.


Through her first 18 games, Howard has averaged 16.2 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals per game for the 8-10 Dream, who have already tied last season’s win total, going 8-24 in 2021.

Rookie, No. 1 pick Rhyne Howard leads 2022 WNBA All-Star selections
Atlanta Dream head coach Tanisha Wright and guard Rhyne Howard. (Photo credit: Rashad Milligan for rolling out)

All-Star reserves are selected by the WNBA’s coaches. Each coach selects three guards, five frontcourt players, and four other players inany position who aren’t on their own teams. Unlike in the NBA, WNBA All-Star voting comes from a pool of the entire league and isn’t restricted to Eastern or Western conference choices.


Howard is now in the pool of All-Stars who will either be on Team Wilson, with Las Vegas Aces’ forward A’ja Wilson as the captain or Team Stewart, with Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart as the captain. Teams will be finalized on July 2 and the game will be broadcast on ESPN at 3 p.m. ET.

The WNBA All-Star Game will be in Chicago this year on July 10 at 1 p.m. ET.

Listed below are all of the selections.

Starters 

Sue Bird, Seattle Storm

Sylvia Fowles, Minnesota Lynx

Brittney Griner (honorary selection), Phoenix Mercury

Sabrina Ionescu, New York Liberty

Jonquel Jones, Connecticut Sun

Nneka Ogwumike, Los Angeles Sparks

Candace Parker, Chicago Sky

Breanna Stewart, Seattle Storm

Kelsey Plum, Las Vegas Aces

A’ja Wilson, Las Vegas Aces

Jackie Young, Las Vegas Aces

Reserves

Ariel Atkins, Washington Mystics

Kahleah Copper, Chicago Sky

Skylar Diggins-Smith, Phoenix Mercury

Dearica Hamby, Las Vegas Aces

Natasha Howard, New York Liberty

Rhyne Howard, Atlanta Dream

Brionna Jones, Connecticut Sun

Jewell Loyd, Seattle Storm

Emma Meeseman, Chicago Sky

Arike Ogunbowale, Dallas Wings

Alyssa Thomas, Connecticut Sun

Courtney Vandersloot, Chicago Sky

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