Aliyah Boston is just nine games into her rookie WNBA season, but the former South Carolina star turned Indiana Fever phenom continues to make history.
With 23 points, 14 rebounds and 6 assists in Tuesday’s 87-66 win against the Washington Mystics, the 6-5 forward led all players in points, rebounds and assists. She became the first rookie in WNBA history to lead all three categories in a single game, according to Elias Sports Bureau.
With 11-of-14 shooting on the night, she also became the youngest player in league history with a 20-10-5 game on at least 75% shooting, per ESPN. She leads the WNBA with 67.1% shooting so far this season.
After Boston’s banner night, her former coach Dawn Staley gave her all of her flowers.
“ALIYAH BOSTON. @aa_boston I said stand up and take a bow!” Staley wrote on Twitter. “By the way, you make me smile BIG!”
“Thanksss coach alwayss,” Boston responded.
Thanksss coach alwayss🤍 https://t.co/7WfkVCRuZX— Aliyah A. Boston (@aa_boston) June 14, 2023
Thanksss coach alwayss🤍 https://t.co/7WfkVCRuZX
The performance came on the same day Boston was revealed to be in fourth place in fan voting for the WNBA All-Star game, with the league revealing the early leaders. As of Tuesday, Boston had received 23,594 votes, behind just A’ja Wilson, Breanna Stewart and Brittney Griner.
Fan votes account for 50% of the total voting process for the All-Star game. Players and media votes will then account for 25% each.
Joining Boston in the top 30 is former Gamecocks teammate Zia Cooke, who sits in 30th of fan voting during her rookie season with the Los Angeles Sparks.
“That would be kind of dope,” Boston said of making the All-Star game in her rookie season. “But honestly, it’s not something I’m worried about. I’m just worried about this circle and what we’re doing here.”
Powered by Boston, Indiana snapped a six-game losing streak — and earned their first double-digit victory since 2021.
Aliyah Boston vs. the Mystics:🔥 23 PTS🔥 14 REB🔥 6 AST🔥 11-14 FGShe's the youngest player in WNBA history with a 20-10-5 game on at least 75% shooting, per @ESPNStatsInfo 😤 pic.twitter.com/otONv9hib5— Just Women’s Sports (@justwsports) June 14, 2023
Aliyah Boston vs. the Mystics:🔥 23 PTS🔥 14 REB🔥 6 AST🔥 11-14 FGShe's the youngest player in WNBA history with a 20-10-5 game on at least 75% shooting, per @ESPNStatsInfo 😤 pic.twitter.com/otONv9hib5