Aliyah Boston Named WNBA Rookie of the Month

Indiana Fever center Aliyah Boston was named the WNBA Rookie of the Month for May, the league announced today. This marks the second time in franchise history a Fever rookie has received this honor along with Natalie Achonwa winning in June 2015.

Through the first month of regular season games, Boston is leading all 2023 rookies in scoring (15.8 ppg) and minutes played (27.0 mpg). Boston also ranks second in the league in field goal percentage at 66.7 percent (24-of-36) and has scored in double digits in each game this season.

Last time out, Boston led the Fever in scoring at Connecticut with a career-high 20 points, shooting 8-of-12 from the floor. In her WNBA debut, Boston approached a double-double recording 15 points and nine rebounds in the Fever home opener on May 19.

Boston became the first rookie in WNBA history to start a career with four games scoring at least 10 points and shoot better than 60 percent from the floor in each game, per Across the Timeline.

Boston and the Fever return to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Sunday to take on the Las Vegas Aces at 4 p.m. ET. Tickets are still available by visiting