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WNBA Midseason All-Rookie Teams: Who Are The Top Rookies After Nneka Ogwumike?

While there probably isn't much reason to explain why Nneka Ogwumike deserves the ROY as the WNBA prepares to resume play during the Olympic break, the discussion about candidates for the...

SBN Arizona: Who Do The WNBA Coaches Vote As 2012 Rookie Of The Year Today?


Kristofer Habbas of SB Nation Arizona explores the possibility of Phoenix Mercury Samantha Prahalis challenging L.A. Sparks Nneka Ogwumike for 2012 WNBA Rookie of the Year. Of interest might be the weight they each place on winning, which is something that may have a significant influence on this year's race.

WNBA Awards & Player Rankings: Angel McCoughtry, Sophia Young, Tina Charles, Candace Parker Win Performance Honors


Atlanta Dream wing Angel McCoughtry and San Antonio Silver stars forward Sophia Young won Player of the Week awards for the Eastern and Western Conference, respectively.Tina Charles and Candace...

Samantha Prahalis named WNBA Rookie of the Month for June


We discussed it briefly in yesterday's open thread, but how close would you say the 2012 Rookie of the Year race is? Prahalis led all rookies in assists (5.1 apg) and free-throw percentage (.963), converting 26 of 27 attempts. Among first-year players, she also ranked second in points (13.8 ppg) and third in steals (1.8 spg). Overall, Prahalis ranked in the top five in assists per game and was second in free-throw percentage.

2012 WNBA Rookie Watch: Sorting Out The Early Performances Of The Top Rookies

The 2012 rookie class presenting an interesting challenge in trying to assess their progress: after the top three players, every other player had a glaring flaw that makes it hard to really...

How Far Can The Phoenix Mercury Go Without Penny Taylor?


It's hard to ever count out a team with Diana Taurasi on it, but do the Phoenix Mercury have enough to make another playoff run without Penny Taylor?

2012 WNBA Rookie Ranking Watch List: Early Candidates For The All-Rookie Team


If minutes matter in determining WNBA Rookie of the Year award - in terms of putting up the gaudiest statistics - there could be a more interesting rookie race than people expect.

Phoenix Mercury Draft Samantha Prahalis 6th Overall

With the sixth pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft the Phoenix Mercury select Samantha Prahalis out of Ohio State. The confident point guard will be a welcome addition to the team that may be ready to...

2012 WNBA Draft: Point Guard Prospects


The hierarchy of point guard prospects in the 2012 WNBA Draft is pretty clear to most people, but there might be some question as to how good they'll become in the pros.

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