Mystics' Latta and Lynx's Brunson Named WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week
NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 -- Ivory Latta of the Washington Mystics and Rebekkah Brunson of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA�s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played June 3 through June 9.
Latta led the Mystics to two wins this week, an emotional one for her family following the passing of her grandfather.
The sixth-year guard scored 17 points, pulled down seven rebounds and dished out three assists en route to a 66-62 road victory against Connecticut on June 7. She then led all scorers with 24 points in a win over Minnesota on June 8, adding five assists and two rebounds in the 85-80 victory. Latta ranks second in the league in scoring with 20.5 points per game.
Brunson grabbed a total of 27 rebounds in Minnesota�s two games this week, a 99-79 win over Phoenix on June 6 and an 85-80 loss in Washington on June 8. Her 10 rebounds against Phoenix came in just 20:12 of play and helped the Lynx extend their home winning streak to a franchise-record 10 games.
Against Washington, the ninth-year forward scored a season-high 21 points on 8-for-11 shooting and pulled down 17 rebounds for a team-record 30th double-double. She is tied for fourth in the WNBA in rebounding with 10.3 per game and ranked second overall in the category this week with an average of 13.5. Brunson�s field goal percentage of 66.7% is good for second overall in the WNBA.
Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta�s Sancho Lyttle, Chicago�s Elena Delle Donne and Connecticut�s Tina Charles in the East, as well as Los Angeles� Kristi Toliver and Lindsey Harding, San Antonio�s Jia Perkins and Tulsa�s Glory Johnson in the West.