Fowles Named Player of the Month
Fowles Named Eastern Conference Player of the Month
Sylvia Fowles of the Chicago Sky was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Month presented by Boost Mobile for games played during May.
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.
“Sylvia is a special player, because she can be disruptive on both ends of the floor,” said Sky head coach and general manager, Pokey Chatman. “She’s had a great start, and I’d like to see her continue to be this dominant throughout the season.”
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.
The Player of the Month award is the second of her career.
Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks was named the Western Conference Player of the Month. Boost Mobile, the league wide marquee partner of the WNBA, is presenting the WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month awards for the first time this season.
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