Chicago's Sylvia Fowles and Los Angeles' Candace Parker Named WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month Presented by Boost Mobile

NEW YORK, June 1, 2012 -- Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month presented by Boost Mobile, respectively, for games played during May.

This marks the first season that Boost Mobile – the leaguewide marquee partner of the WNBA – has presented the WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week awards.

In leading the Sky to a 2-1 month, Fowles paced the league in scoring (22.3 ppg), rebounding (11.3 rpg) and field goal percentage (.711). Fowles recorded a double-double in all three contests, scoring at least 20 points in each game.

Highlights of Fowles’ month included:

  • Recorded 23 points and 12 rebounds, and helped key a 29-8 first-half run in Chicago's 69-57 victory over the Washington Mystics in the season opener May 19.
  • Scored 21 points on 7-of-11 shooting and grabbed 10 rebounds in an 82-73 loss to the Indiana Fever.
  • Posted her second 23-point, 12-rebound performance in a 77-63 victory at San Antonio May 30.

    Parker led the Sparks to a 4-1 start in the 2012 campaign as she led the league in blocks (2.80 bpg), while ranking fourth in rebounding (8.2 rpg) and eighth in scoring (18.4 ppg). Perhaps Parker’s most impressive performance occurred in the Sparks’ home opener May 22 when she recorded 21 points, 10 rebounds, six blocks and three steals in a 74-61 win over rival Seattle.

    Highlights of Parker’s month included:

  • Netted 23 points and added six boards and two steals in a 92-84 loss at defending champion Minnesota May 24.
  • Posted a 27-point, 11-rebound double-double to go along with four blocks in a 99-88 win at Phoenix May 26.
  • Contributed 10 points, 10 rebounds, three steals and three blocks in a 76-75 home win vs. Tulsa May 29.

    The WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month presented by Boost Mobile are part of a series of on-court performance awards called the WNBA Performance Awards presented by Boost Mobile. The series, currently in its first season, also includes the WNBA Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile and four of the WNBA's most prestigious year-end honors: WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Boost Mobile, WNBA Defensive Player of the Year presented by Boost Mobile, WNBA Sixth Woman presented by Boost Mobile, and WNBA Most Improved Player presented by Boost Mobile.

    For more information on this week's Players of the Month presented by Boost Mobile winners, visit www.wnba.com/awards.

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