Minnesota's Moore, Chicago's Delle Donne Named WNBA Western and Eastern Conference Players of the Week
NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2013 -- – Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, Aug. 19 through Sunday, Aug. 25.
Delle Donne averaged 20.0 points and 6.3 rebounds last week, helping Chicago to a 3-0 record and its first playoff berth in the franchise’s eight-year history. This is Delle Donne’s fourth Player of the Week award.
Moore’s 25.0 ppg last week were a league-high as Minnesota went 2-1 to remain atop the Western Conference. This marks her fourth career Player of the Week award, and second this season.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Erika de Souza, Chicago’s Sylvia Fowles, Indiana’s Tamika Catchings and New York’s Plenette Pierson in the East, as well as Los Angeles’ Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, San Antonio’s Shenise Johnson and Tulsa’s Elizabeth Cambage in the West
Week 1: McCoughtry, Parker | Week 2: Latta, Brunson | Week 3: McCoughtry, Taurasi | Week 4: McCoughtry, Glory Johnson | Week 5: Delle Donne, Taurasi | Week 6: Delle Donne, Parker | Week 7: Fowles, Parker | Week 8: Catchings, Cambage | Week 9: Latta, Thompson | Week 10: Cambage, Charles | Week 11: Moore, Delle Donne | Week 12: Fowles, Toliver