Connecticut�s Wendy Palmer and Indiana�s Kelly Miller Named Co-Recipients of 2004 WNBA Most Improved Player Award
NEW YORK, September 27 - Connecticut's Wendy Palmer and Indiana's Kelly Miller were named the 2004 WNBA Most Improved Players of the Year, each receiving nine of a possible 48 votes from a national panel of sportswriters and broadcasters.
Wendy Palmer, Connecticut Sun
Palmer scored in double figures on 14 different occasions for Connecticut in 2004, and averaged 9.0 points and 5.5 rebounds - up from 4.7 points and 3.3 rebounds a year ago. She was the fourth leading scorer for the Sun and the second leading rebounder, almost doubled her assist output, doubled her steals per game, and increased her field goal percentage to 42.7 percent, up from 39.5 percent a year ago.
As the WNBA Most Improved Players of the Year, Palmer and Miller will receive a Tiffany-designed trophy and $5,000.
Kelly Miller, Indiana Fever
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER RESULTS
|9||Wendy Palmer/Kelly Miller||Connecticut Sun/Indiana Fever|
|8||Betty Lennox||Seattle Storm|
|5||Nakia Sanford||Washington Mystics|
|4||Anna DeForge||Phoenix Mercury|
|3||Elena Baranova||New York Liberty|
|3||Penny Taylor||Phoenix Mercury|
|2||LaToya Thomas||San Antonio Silver Stars|
|1||Tyneshia Lewis||Charlotte Sting|
|1||Asjha Jones||Connecticut Sun|
|1||Deanna Nolan||Detroit Shock|
|1||Becky Hammon||New York Liberty|
|1||Plenette Pierson||Phoenix Mercury|
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER WINNERS
|2004||Wendy Palmer/Kelly Miller||Connecticut Sun/Indiana Fever|
|2003||Michelle Snow||Houston Comets|
|2002||Coco Miller||Washington Mystics|
|2001||Janeth Arcain||Houston Comets|
|2000||Tari Phillips||New York Liberty|
Four networks will carry 2004 WNBA Playoffs action, which tips off on September
24. ABC, ESPN2, NBA TV and Oxygen provide coverage through the Conference Finals.
The 2004 WNBA Finals will be televised exclusively on ESPN2.