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Allisha Gray named 2017 WNBA Rookie of the Year

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The WNBA has announced that Dallas Wings guard Allisha Gray has won Rookie of the Year.

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One of the brightest spots for the Dallas Wings this season, was the dynamic play of Allisha Gray. The WNBA has announced, that Gray is the 2017 Rookie of the Year.

Gray received 30 votes from a national panel of 40 sportswriters and broadcasters. Atlanta Dream guard Brittney Sykes received the other 10 votes.

The fourth overall pick in the WNBA Draft 2017 presented by State Farm, Gray finished second among rookies in scoring (13.0 ppg) and rebounding (3.9 rpg). She also led first-year players in steals with 1.53 per game, which ranked seventh in the WNBA. The 6-foot Gray started all 34 games for Dallas and averaged a rookie-high 27.2 minutes per game.

Gray helped the Wings (16-18) improve by five games from last season and advance to the WNBA Playoffs 2017 presented by Verizon as the seventh seed. In the postseason, Dallas lost its first-round game to the Washington Mystics.