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Jewell Loyd named WNBA Rookie of the Year

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Jewell Loyd has won the Rookie of the Year award, according to multiple reports.

Chris Poss

Seattle Storm guard Jewell Loyd has been named WNBA Rookie of the Year, according to multiple reports.

The 5-foot-10 Loyd was the top overall pick in the 2014 draft after deciding to enter early after her junior year at Notre Dame. She got off to a slow start early on, but picked up her play throughout the course of the season, becoming the Storm's go-to player for the majority of the year.

Loyd averaged 10.7 points per game, which was top amongst rookies, and 3.5 rebounds, all the while shooting a blistering 90% from the free throw line. The official announcement of her winning the award should be sometime today.