New York, NY (Sports Network) - Connecticut Sun forward Tina Charles and Tulsa
Shock center Elizabeth Cambage have been selected as the WNBA Eastern and
Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played from
July 29-Aug. 6.
Charles took home her 10th career weekly honor after averaging 21.5 points and
a league-best 13.0 rebounds in a pair of Sun wins. The standout center tallied
22 points and 12 boards to help Connecticut to a come-from-behind victory over
Indiana on Aug. 1, then put forth a 21-point, 14-rebound effort in a triumph
over the New York Liberty two days later.
That performance enabled Charles to become the fastest player in WNBA history
to record 1,300 career rebounds, doing so in 119 games.
Cambage led the West with a 22.0 scoring average on 65.2 percent shooting over
two games, while adding eight blocks over that stretch. The native Australian
began the week by netting a career-high 28 points on 9-of-11 shooting in a win
over Los Angeles on Aug. 2.
Others considered for this week's awards were Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry,
Chicago's Sylvia Fowles, Indiana's Karima Christmas, New York's Cappie
Pondexter, Los Angeles' Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen and
Seattle's Shekinna Stricklen.
The Sports Network