Sun center Tina Charles was was named the WNBA's Rookie of the Month for June, it was announced Wednesday, marking the second time she's earned the honor this season.
Charles averaged a double-double for the month, leading the league in rebounds (14.0 per game) and pacing rookies and the Sun in points (15.5 points). Charles also averaged a rookie- and team-best 1.5 blocks. A career-high 23-rebound, 19-point performance in a win over the Phoenix Mercury highlighted her month, and in 10 games played, Charles led the Sun to a 7-3 record for the month.
The first overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft presented by adidas, Charles is averaging 15 points and 12 rebounds per game and has already broken the franchise mark for double-doubles in a season with 13.