Connecticut's Tina Charles Named Rookie of the Month for August


Tina Charles was named Rookie of the Month for the month of August
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NEW YORK, Aug. 24, 2010 � The WNBA named the Connecticut Sun�s Tina Charles the Rookie of the Month for games played in August, marking the fourth consecutive month she has earned the honor.

Charles averaged a double-double for the month, leading rookies in scoring (16.2 ppg) and the league in rebounds (11.5 rpg). She also averaged a rookie- and team-best 1.9 bpg, which placed her second in the league. Charles scored in double digits in every game played in August. A double-double with 19 points and 21 rebounds in a 111-103 loss to the Minnesota Lynx highlighted her play for the month. Charles also set a career high in assists (five) in an 88-68 win over the Seattle Storm.

The first overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft presented by adidas, Charles finished the season averaging a point/rebound double-double. She led all rookies in scoring and rebounding and was the league leader in the latter category.

Highlights of Charles� outstanding month included:
  • Aug. 3 vs. Minnesota: Double-double with 19 points and 21 rebounds in a 111-103 loss
  • Aug. 5 vs. Seattle: 23 points on 9-13 shooting, with seven rebounds in an 83-82 loss
  • Aug. 15 vs. Indiana: 18 points, 13 rebounds, and three blocks in a 79-66 loss
  • Aug. 17 vs. Tulsa: 10 points, 10 rebounds, and four assists in a 90-62 win