Euroleague Wrap: Lauren Jackson Named Player of the Week

Seattle's Lauren Jackson finished with Player of the Week honors for Week 6

The 2010 WNBA regular season and postseason MVP Lauren Jackson earned Player of the Week honors in Week 6 of Euroleague action after registering 28 points and 14 rebounds in Spartak's 85-52 win over VICI Aistes. LJ was also lights-out from behind the three-point arc, knocking down a perfect five-for-five in the win.

Euroleague Leading Scorers
Rank Player Team Avg.
1 Diana Taurasi Fenerbahce 25.7
2 Angel McCoughtry MKB Euroleasing 20.0
3 Rebekkah Brunson Ros Casares 19.0
4 Maurita Reid Gospic Croatia 18.0
5 Tina Charles Nadezhda 17.8
Jackson's Spartak club improved to 4-2, putting the team on a three-game win streak and placing them just one point behind Halcon Avenida Salamanca for first place in the Group C standings. The reigning MVP is currently averaging 16.8 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.

Diana Taurasi continues to lead the league in points, averaging 25.7 points per game for the undefeated Fenerbahce squad, nearly six points more than Atlanta's Angel McCoughtry who currently sits at second place in the scoring department with 20 per. At 6-0, Fenerbahce maintains a hold on first place in Group B standings, remaining just one point above UMMC Ekaterinburg, a 5-1 team that possesses the likes of Crystal Langhorne and Cappie Pondexter.

Free agent Cheryl Ford is averaging a league-best 13.7 rebounds per game, but Rookie of the Year Tina Charles is staying in the hunt for first with an average of 13 per. The two will take the contest to the paint as Frisco Sika Brno and Nadezhda go head-to-head Wednesday.

Chicago Sky rookie Epiphanny Prince's 5.3 assists per game for Spartak is good enough for first place in the league, although the race remains a close one with Frisco's Jelena Skerovic (5.2) and San Antonio/Nadezhda's Becky Hammon (5.0).

Here are just a few other notable performances from other WNBA players through Week 6 of Euroleague action:

Tina Charles (Connecticut Sun/Nadezhda): 27 points and 18 rebounds in an 87-82 win over Ros Caseres.
Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta Dream/MKB Euroleasing): 32 points and 5 boards in an 88-76 win over Lotos Gdynia.
Epiphanny Prince (Chicago Sky/Spartak): 21 points and 6 assists in 85-52 win over VICI Aistes.
Sancho Lyttle (Atlanta Dream/Halcon): 21 points and 13 boards in a 93-65 win over ZVVZ USK Prague.
Monica Wright (Minnesota Lynx/Lotos Gdynia): 23 points and 4 assists in loss to MKB Euroleasing.
Candice Dupree (Phoenix Mercury/Good Angels Kosice): 22 points and 13 rebounds in 71-64 loss to Cras Basket Taranto.
Yelena Leuchanka (Atlanta Dream/Gorzow): 22 points and 10 rebounds in 86-65 loss to Bourges Basket.


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