Good Hands Winner
Indiana Fever guard Tully Bevilaqua has been named the winner of the Good Hands Award for the 2005-06 Australian Women’s National Basketball League. The award is presented annually to the league’s leader in assists plus steals, minus turnovers. For Bevilaqua, it is the fifth time she has won the award since 1997.
Similar to steals-to-turnover ratio in which Bevilaqua has led the WNBA in each of the past two seasons, the Good Hands Award honors a player with outstanding ball control skills.
While leading the Canberra Capitals to a third-place regular season finish in the WNBL, she finished eighth in the circuit in assists this year with 67 assists (3.19 per game). She led the league with 48 steals (2.29 per game), and committed just 38 turnovers.
Bevilaqua and Capitals teammate Lauren Jackson, who plays with the WNBA Seattle Storm, lead Canberra into the WNBL semifinals beginning Friday.