Your 2014 All-Star Ballot... Don't Forget Jessica Breland!

While not one of the top promoted stars in the WNBA, Jessica Breland is having an All-Star season for the Chicago Sky. Her contributions to the team’s success and individual numbers are among the best in the WNBA this season. Here is where Breland stands for games thru Sunday June 22nd.

Eastern Conference Scoring- Power Forwards:

Eastern Conference Scoring- Front Court Players:

Eastern Conference Rebounds:

Eastern Conference Blocks:

Breland ranks in the top 10 statistically in the WNBA in the following categories:

Rebounds per Game: 9th (8.4)
Field Goal Percentage: 8th (.535)
Blocks per Game: 2nd (2.55)
Defensive Rebounds per Game: 9th (6.1)
Total Blocks: 2nd (28)
Double Doubles: 3rd (5)
WNBA Efficiency Ranking: 6th (21.1)

For the season, Breland has set career highs in the following statistics:

Points: 26
(She actually topped her pre-Sky career scoring high of 17 points on 3 occasions: 18 vs Conn on 5/30, 22 vs NY on 6/18 and 26 vs Tulsa on 6/22)
Field Goals Made: 12
Field Goals Attempted: 21
Free Throws Made: 5
Free Throws Attempted: 6
Defensive Rebounds: 12
Total Rebounds: 15
Assists: 6
Steals: 3
Blocks: 7
Minutes Played: 35

-Breland scored in double figures 3 times in 43 games prior to 2014. She has scored in double figures in 9 of the 11 games she has played for the Sky

-Breland had 1 double double in 43 games prior to 2014. She has 5 double doubles this season in 11 games. WNBA leaders are Tina Charles (6 double doubles in 14 games) and Courtney Paris (6 double doubles in 12 games)

-Breland had 1 game of double figure rebounds in 43 games prior to 2014. Breland has 5 games of double figure rebounds this season

-Breland has accounted for 29.5% of the Sky’s league leading 95 blocks. The Sky set the WNBA record for blocks in a season in 2013 and are on pace to break that record even though their number 1 shot blocker (Sylvia Fowles- 34.4% of Sky 2013 blocks) has not yet appeared in a game and number 2 shot blocker (Elena Delle Donne- 24% of Sky 2013 blocks) has missed the last 5 games.

-Breland became only the 3rd player in Sky franchise history to record 2 games of 15+ rebounds (15 vs Conn 5/21 and 15 vs Min 5/26). Only Sylvia Fowles (22 times) and Chasity Melvin (2 times) have also reached this total for the Sky.

-Breland became only the 2nd player in Sky franchise history to record 7 or more blocks in a game (7 vs Tulsa 6/22). Only Sylvia Fowles’ 8 block game at Atlanta 7/16/11 tops this performance.

-Breland is the only player in Sky franchise history to record 6 or more blocks twice in a game. Breland had 6 blocks vs Indiana 5/16. Only Fowles and Michelle Snow (6 vs Atlanta 7/9/11) have had 6 or more blocks in a game for the Sky prior to this season.

-Breland was a .433 career shooter in 43 games prior to 2014. She has averaged .535 from the field this season including .522 from 15 feet and beyond (24-46).

-With Breland in the line-up, the Chicago Sky is 6-5. Without Breland, the Sky is 0-2.

In her 11 games played for the Sky this season, Breland has topped the team in scoring twice, led the team in rebounds 6 times and led the team in blocks 5 times.

If she continues her current performance level, Breland should be the leading candidate for WNBA Most Improved Player.