Mystic's Latta, Lynx's Moore Named WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week
NEW YORK, September 16, 2013 – Ivory Latta of the Washington Mystics 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, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 15.
Latta averaged 15.3 points last week, leading Washington to a 3-0 record as the Mystics clinched the No. 3 seed in the Eastern Conference. Her 3.7 assists per game tied for fifth in the East, while her mark of .600 from three-point land ranked second. This is the third time Latta has been named Player of the Week, with each of the honors coming this season.
Moore’s 19.7 points per game last week ranked second in the West as Minnesota posted a 2-1 record and clinched the No. 1 overall seed and home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. She also averaged 5.3 rebounds while ranking sixth in the West in assists (3.7), field goal percentage (.561) and three-point percentage (.462). This marks Moore’s third Player of the Week award this season and fifth of her career.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry and Chicago’s Elena Delle Donne, Epiphanny Prince and Sylvia Fowles in the East, as well as Los Angeles’ Nneka Ogwumike, Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen, San Antonio’s Danielle Adams and Tulsa’s Riquna Williams 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 | Week 13: Moore, Delle Donne | Week 14: Catchings, Thompson | Week 15: McCoughtry, Williams