Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike named WNBA Rookie of the Year

Thursday August 28th, 2014

Connecticut Sun forward Chiney Ogwumike was named the 2014 WNBA Rookie of the Year on Thursday.

Ogwumike, who was the No. 1 pick in the 2014 draft, averaged 15.5 points, 8.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals in her first season out of Stanford.

The forward made the Eastern Conference All-Star team this season.

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Ogwumike received 23 out of 38 votes to win the award. Odyssey Sims of the Tulsa Shock finished second with 12 votes, while two votes were cast for Kayla McBride of the San Antonio Stars. Shoni Schimmel of the Atlanta Dream received one vote.

Oguwmike's sister, Nneka, was named Rookie of the Year in 2012. They are the first pair of sisters in league history to be named Rookie of the Year, play in the same All-Star Game and be selected No. 1 in the draft.

The Sun finished 13-21 on the season, last place in the Eastern Conference.

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