-- Lyttle Becomes First Player in Franchise History to Earn Honor --

ATLANTA, August 17, 2009— Dream forward Sancho Lyttle has been named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. Lyttle and Phoenix Mercury guard Diana Taurasi were announced as this week’s respective winners, for games played Monday, August 10 through Sunday, August 16.

Lyttle is the first Dream player in franchise history to earn the honor. Lyttle wins the first Player of the Week award of her career following a week in which she averaged 15.0 points on 46.2 percent shooting (12-26), 10.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals. She was third in the Eastern Conference in rebounding and steals and was one of three players in the conference to average a double-double. She led the Dream into sole possession of second place in the East after a perfect 2-0 week, with wins over the Detroit Shock and Seattle Storm.

Against the Storm, Lyttle matched her season-high with 20 points on 52.9 percent (9-17) shooting while pulling down eight rebounds. She also had three steals with no turnovers against Atlanta’s second-place counterpart from the Western Conference. Lyttle recorded a double-double earlier in the week with 10 points and 12 rebounds against the Shock.

In her first season with the Dream, Lyttle was named to her first All-Star Game. She’s averaging 13.3 points, 7.6 rebounds and 2.1 steals this season, all career highs. She currently ranks in the top five among qualified WNBA league leaders in rebounds and steals.

Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Chicago’s Sylvia Fowles, Indiana’s Tamika Catchings, New York’s Janel McCarville, Sacramento’s Rebekkah Brunson, San Antonio’s Sophia Young and Seattle’s Lauren Jackson.

The Dream are currently in second place in the Eastern Conference (includes games through August 16). The top four teams from each conference go to the playoffs. Atlanta’s next game is Thursday, August 20 against Becky Hammon and the San Antonio Silver Stars. Tickets for all Atlanta Dream home games are still available, starting as low as $10. For more information and to purchase season tickets, fans can call 404.604.2626 or visit www.AtlantaDream.net. Single game tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 1-877-WNBA-TIX, at AtlantaDream.net, at the Philips Arena box office and at all Ticketmaster outlets.