Chicago Sky's Sylvia Fowles and LA Sparks' Candace Parker Named WNBA Players of the Week
Chicago Sky's Sylvia Fowles and Los Angeles Sparks' Candace Parker were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Monday, July 8 through Sunday, July 14.
Fowles averaged 20.0 points, 13.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks over two games last week, both wins for the Sky. This is her first Player of the Week award of the season, sixth of her career, and the third consecutive week a Chicago Sky player has taken the honor (Delle Donne 6/30 and 7/7).
For Parker, who ranked first in the WNBA with 25.5 points per game last week, the Western Conference Player of the Week nod is her third of the season, second consecutive and the 13th of her career.
The Other candidates for WNBA Players of the Week were Atlanta's Erika de Souza, Chicago's Elena Delle Donne, Connecticut's Tina Charles, Indiana's Erlana Larkins and Washington's Crystal Langhorne in the East, as well as Minnesota's Lindsay Whalen and Tulsa's Nicole Powell in the West.