Candice Dupree Named To 2006 WNBA All-Rookie Team

CHICAGO - Chicago Sky stand out Candice Dupree was named to the 2006 WNBA All-Rookie team. Dupree, who led the Sky in points with 13.7 points per game, joins Minnesota Lynx guard and 2006 Rookie of the Year Seimone Augustus, Phoenix Mercury guard Cappie Pondexter, San Antonio Silver Stars forward Sophia Young and Charlotte Sting forward Monique Currie to the team.

Dupree joined the Sky when she was selected sixth overall in the 2006 WNBA Draft. She led the rookie class in blocked shots with 25 and averaged 13.7 points and 5.5 rebounds per game, and was the Sky's only player selected to the All-Star team, where she scored eight points in the East's 98-82 victory against the West. Dupree scored a season-high 25 points against Indiana on July 30.

Considered one of the strongest rookie classes in WNBA history, Augustus, Pondexter, Dupree and Young were unanimous choices for the All-Rookie Team. Currie followed closely behind with eight votes.

The voting panel consisted of the WNBA's 14 head coaches, who were asked to select five players, regardless of position. Coaches were not permitted to vote for players on their own team.

The Chicago Sky is the 14th team in the WNBA and is led by General Manager and Head Coach Dave Cowens, a member of the NBA Hall of Fame.