New York, NY (Sports Network) - Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky and the
Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker have been chosen as the WNBA Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played from
Delle Donne earned the Eastern Conference honor for the second consecutive
week after the rookie sensation averaged 16.0 points and 9.0 rebounds in the
Sky's two games. The 6-foot-5 guard/forward has scored in double digits in
each of Chicago's first 12 games and is shooting 95.5 from the free-throw line
this season, best in the WNBA.
Parker took home the West award for the second time this season and the 13th
time in her career. The first overall pick of the 2008 WNBA Draft averaged
21.7 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.7 assists in leading the Sparks to a 3-0 week.
Others considered for this week's awards were Parker's teammates, Nneka
Ogwumike and Kristi Toliver, as well as Washington's Crystal Langhorne.
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