WNBA All-Rookie Team

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The WNBA All-Rookie Team is an annual Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) honor given since the 2005 WNBA season to the top rookies during the regular season. Voting is conducted by the WNBA head coaches, who are not allowed to vote for players on their own team. Each coach selects five players. A player is given a point for every vote they receive.[1] The top vote getters comprise the team, regardless of the positions they play. The All-Rookie Team is generally composed of a five-woman lineup, but in the case of a tie at the fifth position the roster is expanded.

Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks was named to the All-Rookie Team and won the WNBA Most Valuable Player Award in the same season. This feat had never before been accomplished.[2] In the NBA, only Wes Unseld has held this distinction.



  1. ^ "WNBA.com: Hanns-G Go Beyond 2008 WNBA All-Rookie Team Named". www.wnba.com. Retrieved 2017-02-16.
  2. ^ "Sparks' Parker wins MVP, rookie of year honors - WNBA - ESPN". Sports.espn.go.com. October 5, 2008.