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Katie Feenstra, San Antonio Silver Stars|
After a slow start, Feenstra was inserted into the starting lineup midway through the season and has proven to be a force down low and has made a late charge in the Rookie of the Year race. She is averaging 8.7 ppg and 5.0 rpg and ranks seventh in the WNBA in blocks.
Temeka Johnson, Washington Mystics|
The odds-of favorite to win the Rookie of the Year award, Johnson was an immediate starter that makes her teammates better and can score consistently. Her 9.3 ppg and 5.3 apg is tops among all rookies, and she is actually second in the WNBA in assists.
Chelsea Newton, Sacramento Monarchs|
Newton was a surprise starter for the Monarchs this season, but did all of the little things for the best team in the west. She has gone on to start every game, avraging 21.0 mpg, 4.1 ppg, 2.0 rpg and 1.6 apg, among the rookie leaders in each of these categories
Tan White, Indiana Fever|
White exploded out of the gate and had a tremendous June. She earned a starting role ten or so games into the season and has not looked back, compiling a highlight reel of plays and averaging 7.5 ppg in 21.6 mpg
Tanisha Wright, Seattle Storm|
Not asked to make a major contribution on the offensive front, Wright has stepped into the rotation this year and made her presence felt on defense. When Betty Lennox and Sue Bird each missed time, Wright filled in and the Storm kept on winning.
(All statistics through games played on August 22.)