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Kentucky fans show up for Rhyne Howard’s special performance


When Atlanta Dream rookie Rhyne Howard dropped 33 points Sunday against the Indiana Fever, she did so in front of a sea of Kentucky blue.

A group of over 60 Kentucky fans got on a bus to Indianapolis to watch the guard play in her fourth professional game. After the game, Howard called the experience “super special.”

“They made this game feel like a home game,” Howard said. “It just shows how much love they have for their players — not just me, but if it was anybody else they would have done the same. So it just speaks a lot on Big Blue Nation and how they care for their players.”

Howard celebrated with the group after the game, with Kentucky coach Kyra Elzy thanking those that attended.

“We always have to take care of our own,” Elzy wrote on Twitter.

Howard, who continues to make her case for Rookie of the Year, was selected No. 1 overall out of Kentucky and now has the Dream (3-1) off to their best start since 2017.