Prince Named Player of the Week -- Again
Epiphanny Prince was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week presented by Boost Mobile for the second consecutive week; this time for games played June 4 through June 10.
The third year guard led Chicago to a 2-0 record on the week that raised the Sky’s overall mark to a franchise-best 6-1 start. In the process, Prince, whose league-leading 25.3 points per game thus far in 2012 is equivalent to the WNBA’s all-time single-season points per game mark, opened the week by tallying 32 points, including a running three-pointer with 0.1 second on the clock to force overtime vs. the Tulsa Shock in a game Chicago went on to win, 98-91. In addition to scoring a combined 19 points in the fourth quarter and overtime period, Prince finished the game with five assists and three steals. It was also her third straight game of 30-or-more points that equaled a league record set by Cynthia Cooper, then of the Houston Comets, in 1997. Two days later, Prince’s 26 points paved the way for a 73-64 road win over New York, snapping the Liberty’s three-game winning streak.
Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks was named the Western Conference Player of the Week.
The WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week 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 Month 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 Week presented by Boost Mobile winners, Click here.
The Sky host the Seattle Storm on Wednesday, June 13 at 7:00 p.m
Click Here to see more photos of Prince in action.