August 1, 2011

Becky Hammon Named Western Conference Player of the Week

SAN ANTONIO – San Antonio Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon is the Western Conference Player of the Week, the WNBA announced today. It is the seventh career player of the week honor for Hammon and first for the Silver Stars this season.

For the week, Hammon averaged 23.3 points on 55.6 percent shooting (20-for-36) with 3.7 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals. She also shot 66.7 percent (14-for-21) from behind the arc while averaging 4.7 three-pointers per game. Hammon led the Silver Stars to a 2-1 week, including wins at Washington and against Phoenix.

At Washington, Hammon led San Antonio with 22 points while tying season-bests in defensive rebounds (5), total rebounds (5) and steals (3). She then scored a season-high 33 points, including a career-high tying seven 3-point field goals, to lead the Silver Stars to a 102-91 win against Phoenix.

This season, Hammon was named to the Top 15 Player in WNBA history, in celebration of the league’s 15th anniversary. She also earned her seventh-career WNBA All-Star selection and is the only player in WNBA history to be named an All-Star three times with two different teams.

Hammon leads San Antonio with 17.1 points per game, 6.0 assists and a 45.1 shooting percentage from behind the arc. She enters the week leading the WNBA in assists per game and 3-point field goals made (46.0).

Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry joins Hammon as the Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, July 25 through Sunday, July 31.