KELSEY BONE NAMED TO 2013 WNBA ALL-ROOKIE TEAM



NEW YORK, NY – September 20, 2013 –New York Liberty forward Kelsey Bone was named to the 2013 WNBA All-Rookie team, the league announced today. Bone is the second Liberty player since the awards inception in 2005 to be selected to the All-Rookie team.

Bone was joined on the All-Rookie team by Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky, the Phoenix Mercury’s Britney Griner, Alex Bentley of the Atlanta Dream, and the Tulsa Shock’s Skylar Diggins.

Bone appeared in all 34 games (two starts), averaging 6.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. The fifth overall pick in the 2013 draft, she ranked third and fifth, respectively among all rookies in rebounding and scoring. Bone scored in double figures in nine games and posted a pair of double-doubles during her first season. She also recorded a career-high 20 points on July 4 in a road game against the Los Angeles Sparks. Bone was the only rookie aside from Griner with multiple double-doubles.

The voting panel consisted of the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, each of whom voted for five players regardless of position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team. Delle Donne and Griner each garnered the maximum of 11 votes. Bentley and Bone notched 10 votes apiece and Diggins tallied eight.