No. 1 total choice Aliyah Boston might have just been prepared by the Indiana Fever 2 months earlier, however her name is currently in the history books following her efficiency in the Fever’s 87-66 win over the Washington Mystics.
The previous South Carolina Gamecocks standout tape-recorded a game-high 23 points, game-high 14 rebounds and a game-high 6 helps while shooting 78% from the field in the Fever’s very first house success of the season on Tuesday. She’s the very first novice in WNBA history to lead all gamers in points, rebounds and helps, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
Previous coach Dawn Staley praised Boston’s efforts on Twitter, writing, “ALIYAH BOSTON. I stated stand and take a bow! By the method, you make me smile BIG!”
The records do not stop there. Boston, 21, is the youngest gamer in WNBA history to sign up a 20 point, 10 rebound, 5 help video game while shooting 75% or much better, according to ESPN Statistics. She’s likewise the very first gamer in Fever history to do so.
Kelsey Mitchell scored 19 points, passing Katie Douglas (2,564) on Indiana’s all-time scoring list. (Tamika Catchings holds the record with 7,380 points.) NaLyssa Smith and fellow novice Lexie Hull, a previous Stanford Cardinal, each included 8 points.
Previously this season, Mitchell stated Boston is far from a novice, although it’s her very first year in the pros.
” AB, she’s not a novice,” Mitchell stated on May 20 after the Fever’s season-opening loss to the Connecticut Sun. “She’s a gamer. She’ll contend, and I would not desire anyone else on my side– in fact, I’ll have any of my colleagues around me at any time of day. However AB, I can go to any war with her due to the fact that she’s going to contend.”
Boston has actually been an emphasize in an otherwise sluggish start to the season for Indiana. The Fever are 3-6 going into Wednesday and presently being in ninth location.