Lindsay Allen’s rookie season got off to a inauspicious start before getting the call that she would be re-signing with the team that drafted her No. 14 overall just six games into the WNBA season. But with Kia Vaughn and Epiphanny Prince to miss most of the month of June and Brittany Boyd suffering a torn achilles that would force her to miss the remainder of the season, Allen was called upon to provide much needed depth at the point guard position.
LINDSAY ALLEN 2017 SEASON STATS
LINDSAY ALLEN 2017 VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS
Allen stepped in and did exactly that, playing with the poise of a veteran and giving New York exactly what was needed no matter the situation. She went on to appear in 28 games, averaging 1.9 points and 2.2 assists per game.
Her raw numbers fail to represent the complete story, as she went on to rank third on the team in raw plus/minus with a +6.0, thanks in large part to an impressive assist to turnover ratio of 3.3.
Also displaying an ability to get to the basket and finish, consistently drain a mid-range jump shot, rebound from the guard position, and be disruptive on the defensive end, Allen showed all of the ways she plans to be a difference maker for the Liberty for years to come.
LINDSAY ALLEN 2017 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS
June 2 vs. Dallas
Allen made her WNBA debut in a win over the Wings at The Garden, dishing out a pair of assists with 2 rebounds, while posting a +12 in 18 minutes of action.
June 7 vs. Atlanta
Scoring 6 points with 4 assists, Allen was +11 in 23 minutes, her first 20+ minute game of the season, while the Liberty earned a victory over the Dream on School Day at The Garden.
July 25 at Minnesota
While the Liberty failed to pick up the victory, Allen dished out a season-high 5 assists with 2 points and 2 rebounds against the Lynx in the 1st game after the WNBA All-Star Break.