ATLANTA (FOX 56) – Rhyne Howard burst onto the WNBA scene with a bang, putting up historic numbers in her first week as a pro. Since then, she’s led the scoring pace for the Atlanta Dream, and will now be the first rookie in franchise history to play in the WNBA All-Star game.

Howard was selected as a reserve by the league’s coaches, which announced the pool of players on Tuesday. This season, the former Kentucky basketball great is averaging 16.2 points per game, while grabbing nearly five rebounds and two steals per night.

The 2022 No. 1 pick also leads all rookies in scoring, and is 13th in the league in that category. Back in May, Howard was named the WNBA Player of the Week after averaging 20 points per game in a four-game week.

The WNBA All-Star game will be taking place in Chicago on July 10.

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