Sky’s Sylvia Fowles Named Hanns-G ’Go Beyond’ Rookie of the Month for September
NEW YORK, October 3, 2008 -- The WNBA concluded its regular season with Chicago Sky center Sylvia Fowles being named the Hanns-G 'Go Beyond' Rookie of the Month for September, which included all games played from August 28-September 15. The WNBA stopped play for the Olympic Games in Beijing July 28-August 27, where Fowles was a member of the gold medal-winning U.S. women's basketball team.
In nine games, the 6'6" center ranked among the top three rookies in several statistical categories -- scoring (12.3 ppg), rebounding (8.3 rpg), blocks (2.1 bpg) and field goal percentage (.583). In the Sky's three post-Olympic victories, Fowles posted three double-doubles and averaged 13.3 points and 11.7 rebounds. In a 79-75 win over the Washington Mystics on August 29, Fowles exploded with career highs of 20 points, 13 rebounds and five blocks.
The second overall pick in the 2008 WNBA Draft was limited in action during the first half of her inaugural season due to a knee injury suffered on June 3 vs. Los Angeles. For the season, Fowles finished averaging 10.5 points and 7.5 rebounds and ranked third in blocked shots with 2.1 bpg. She was selected as a member of the 2008 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team, as voted on by WNBA head coaches.
Below are highlights of Fowles' outstanding month:
- August 28 at New York: 10 points and 10 rebounds in a 69-60 win.
- August 29 at Washington: Career highs of 20 points, 13 rebounds and 5 blocks in a 79-75 win.
- August 31 vs. Detroit: 10 points and 12 rebounds in an 82-81 win.
- September 5 at Connecticut: 16 points on 8-for-10 shooting from the field in an 80-75 loss.
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