Aliyah Boston Earns Third WNBA Rookie of the Month Recognition

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Fever center Aliyah Boston was named the WNBA Rookie of the Month for August, the league announced today. After becoming the second player in franchise history to earn the award upon being recognized in May, Boston is now the eighth player in WNBA history to win at least three WNBA Rookie of the Month honors.

In August, Boston averaged 14.6 points and 9.4 rebounds per contest while shooting 57.7 percent (60-of-104) from the floor. The WNBA All-Star also recorded 20 steals and 18 blocked shots in 10 games in August.

Boston scored in double figures seven times throughout the month and recorded four double-doubles. The rookie tied her previous career-high against the Atlanta Dream on August 6 when she notched 25 points on a 10-of-22 shooting clip. Boston led the team in rebounding with 10 rebounds and also recorded a career-high four steals against the Dream.

From August 4-13, Boston put together five consecutive games with at least 15 points and eight rebounds on 50 percent or better shooting from the court to make her the first rookie in WNBA history to do so in more than three games in a row. In August, Boston set Fever franchise records for both field goals made and shots blocked in a rookie season, while also recording her 500th career point.

This season, Boston has consistently led the league in field goal percentage shooting 58.2 percent (221-of-380) from the floor, while also leading all 2023 rookies in scoring average (14.5 ppg), rebounds (8.3 rpg), steals (1.3 spg), blocked shots (1.3 bpg) and minutes played (31.2 mpg).

Boston and the Fever will be back in action Friday night at Mohegan Sun Arena taking on the Connecticut Sun at 7 p.m. ET. Indiana will return home for the final game of the regular season on Sunday at 1 p.m. ET to take on the Minnesota Lynx.