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Chiney Ogwumike of Sun wins WNBA rookie of year

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(AP) -- Chiney Ogwumike always enjoyed following her sister's path. Now the Connecticut Sun player joins her as a winner of the WNBA rookie of the year award.

Ogwumike received the award Thursday at a news conference in Connecticut. Attending was sister Nneka of the Los Angeles Sparks, the league's rookie of the year in 2012, and their father. This is the first time siblings have won the award.

Chiney Ogwumike, the No. 1 pick in last April's draft, averaged 15.5 points and 8.5 rebounds.

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