Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky was named the WNBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Aug. 26 through Sept. 4.
Delle Donne earned Player of the Week honors for the second time this season and the 12th time in her four-year career. The 2015 WNBA Most Valuable Player presented by Samsung led the Sky to a 4-0 week – which covered the first 10 days after the Olympic break – as Chicago improved to 15-13 overall and moved into second place in the Eastern Conference. Delle Donne leads the WNBA in scoring for the season (22.1 ppg).
Delle Donne paced all WNBA players in scoring (27.3 ppg) and ranked fourth among East players in rebounding (7.3 rpg) last week. The former Delaware standout opened her week with 34 points, eight rebounds and five assists in a 90-82 home win against the Atlanta Dream on Aug. 26. Two days later, Delle Donne notched 18 points and nine boards in a 92-85 win over the host Dallas Wings. On Sept. 2, the three-time All-Star scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds in a 92-88 victory against the visiting Seattle Storm. She capped the week by recording 35 points, six rebounds and four assists in a 97-73 home rout of the San Antonio Stars on Sept. 4.
Other candidates for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were the Dream’s Angel McCoughtry, the Connecticut Sun’s Chiney Ogwumike, the Minnesota Lynx’s Sylvia Fowles and Maya Moore, the New York Liberty’s Tina Charles, the Storm’s Jewell Loyd and the Washington Mystics’ Tayler Hill.
For more information on this week’s Players of the Week, visit www.wnba.com/awards.
2016 WNBA PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
|Week Ending||East Player||Team||West Player||Team|
|5/22/16||Tina Charles||New York||Maya Moore||Minnesota|
|5/29/16||Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta||Candace Parker||Los Angeles|
|6/05/16||Tina Charles||New York||Maya Moore||Minnesota|
|6/12/16||Emma Meesseman||Washington||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles|
|6/19/16||Tina Charles||New York||Candace Parker||Los Angeles|
|6/26/16||Tina Charles||New York||Diana Taurasi||Phoenix Mercury|
|7/03/16||Tina Charles||New York||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles|
|7/10/16||Angel McCoughtry||Atlanta||Maya Moore||Minnesota|
|7/17/16||Elena Delle Donne||Chicago||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles|
|7/22/16||Tina Charles||New York||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles|
|9/04/16||Elena Delle Donne||Chicago||Nneka Ogwumike||Los Angeles|