Hammon Named Player of the Week

New York, NY - July 25, 2005 - Along with three wins, Becky Hammon picked up a little something else on the Liberty's just-finished road trip - a WNBA Player of the Week honor. In an announcement made today by the league, Hammon was recognized as the top player in the WNBA during the past week for her play in the Liberty's three road wins. This is the first WNBA Player of the Week honor for Hammon.

Hammon played a key role in the Liberty claiming three of its four games in a six-day road trip. On July 19, she rattled off 18 points, three assists and three steals in an 87-78 loss in Seattle. Hammon followed that up on July 21 by leading all scorers with 21 points to go along with five assists in an 80-70 win in Phoenix. The very next night, Hammon put up 15 points and four assists in a 73-63 victory in Sacramento. Hammon finished up the week last night by netting 13 points and three assists in a 59-47 win in Minnesota.

Other candidates for the WNBA's Player of the Week were: Connecticut's Nykesha Sales; Detroit's Cheryl Ford; Houston's Sheryl Swoopes; Indiana's Jurgita Streimikyte; Los Angeles' Tamika Whitmore; Phoenix's Penny Taylor; Sacramento's Kara Lawson and Washington's Alana Beard.

Hammon and the Liberty look to continue their recent success on Wednesday when Houston comes to town at 7:30 p.m.