2020 Player Review: Julie Allemand

Julie Allemand

Height: 5-8

Position: Guard

Age: 25

Years Pro: R

From: Belgium

Acquired: By Indiana, signed on March 2, 2020

Overview: Julie Allemand stepped into a starting role to begin the 2020 regular season and never looked back. The 2020 WNBA and Associated Press All-Rookie Team nominee was drafted in the third round by the Fever in 2016, but continued to play overseas before joining the WNBA. She became the first player in league history to make the WNBA All-Rookie Team after being drafted in the third round. Allemand is the fourth Fever rookie to make the AP All-Rookie Team, joining Teaira McCowan (2019), Kelsey Mitchell (2018) and Tiffany Mitchell (2016). Among rookies this season, Allemand finished first in assists (5.8 apg), second in rebounds (4.5 rpg) and three-point field goal percentage (47.8), and fifth in scoring (8.5 ppg). Allemand started all 22 games and became the first rookie in league history to average 8.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds. Her 47.8 shooting percentage from 3-point range was the fourth best rookie shooting clip in league history. Only Jennifer Azzi (1999, 51.7%), Cathy Joens (2007, 48.9) and Nicky McCrimmon (2000, 48.5) shot better in their rookie seasons, but Allemand ended with more made 3-point field goals than all of them.

Notable Achievements/Performances:

July 31: In just her third WNBA game, Allemand solidified her name in the Indiana Fever record book by tying a franchise record for most assists in a regular season game with 11 against the Dallas Wings.

August 2: Allemand immediately followed up her 11-assist performance with 10 points, nine assists and seven rebounds in a game-high 34:24 of playing time. It was her first of 11 games scoring in double figures this season.

August 20: Allemand poured in another stellar night in the win against the eventual WNBA champion Seattle Storm, as the rookie went for 12 points on 4-of-7 shooting from 3-point range, seven rebounds and six assists.

August 22: The rookie played all 40 minutes against the Chicago Sky to go along with 12 points, seven assists and five rebounds.

August 31: In the second game against the Sky, Allemand became the third player in Fever history to record multiple games dishing out at least 10 assists. She finished with 10 assists, to go along with four points and five rebounds.

September 8: Against the Las Vegas Aces, Allemand led the Fever with a career-high 19 points on a 6-of-7 night from 3-point range. The six made 3-point field goals tied a franchise record for most made in a game by a rookie. Allemand also added eight assists and six rebounds.