Aug. 3, 2009

Becky Hammon Earns Western Conference Player of the Week

SAN ANTONIO – The WNBA has named San Antonio guard Becky Hammon the Western Conference Player of the Week for the fifth time in her career and the first time this season, the league announced today.

Hammon joined Eastern Conference winner and four-time honoree Katie Douglas (Indiana Fever) as the week’s honorees for regular season games played Monday, July 27 through Sunday, Aug. 2.

For the week, Hammon averaged 27.3 points, second-best in the league, on 48.4 percent (30-62) shooting, 5.7 rebounds and 4.0 assists.  She led the Silver Stars to a 1-2 week, including a win over the Seattle Storm and two overtime losses to the Sacramento Monarchs and Seattle Storm.

“Becky had an outstanding week and continues to improve her play as the season continues,” said San Antonio head coach and General Manager Dan Hughes.

Hammon set career highs in both points and rebounds this week when she scored 38 points in the overtime loss to Sacramento and collected 10 rebounds in a loss to Seattle.  In the team’s win over the Storm, she scored a game-high 24 points.  Following her performance this week, Hammon has now scored 20 or more points nine times in 2009.

This season, Hammon was selected to her fifth career All-Star Game, where she won the 2009 Three-Point Shootout. A three-time All-WNBA selection, Hammon’s season average of 20.9 points per game leads the WNBA in scoring while her 4.8 assists per game is fifth among league leaders.

Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta’s Angel McCoughtry, Los Angeles’ Candace Parker, Phoenix’s Diana Taurasi, Sacramento’s Nicole Powell and Washington’s Alana Beard.

Individual tickets for the 2009 Silver Stars season are on sale and can be purchased by phone at 210-444-5090, online at sasilverstars.com or at the AT&T Center Southeast Box Office. The box office is open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and on weekend event days at 10 a.m. All Silver Stars games are broadcast live on KTKR/Ticket 760.

2009 WNBA PLAYER OF THE WEEK WINNERS
Week Ending 

East Player

Team

West Player

Team
6/14/09

Candice Dupree

Chicago Sky Seimone Augustus Minnesota Lynx
6/21/09 Alana Beard Washington Mystics Lauren Jackson Seattle Storm
6/28/09 Tamika Catchings Indiana Fever Candice Wiggins Minnesota Lynx
7/5/09

Tammy Sutton-Brown

Indiana Fever Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
7/12/09 Alana Beard Washington Mystics Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
7/19/09 Shameka Christon New York Liberty Cappie Pondexter Phoenix Mercury
7/26/09 Asjha Jones Connecticut Sun  Sue Bird Seattle Storm
8/2/09 Katie Douglas Indiana Fever Becky Hammon San Antonio Silver Stars