Connecticut Sun center Tina Charles and San Antonio Silver Stars guard Becky Hammon have been named players of the week in their respective conferences by the WNBA.
The third-year pro led the Sun to a 2-0 record for the week, including wins over the defending champion Minnesota Lynx, and the Tulsa Shock. In the process, Charles posted 12.5 rebounds per game, tying for the lead in the conference, and placed third in points (21.5 ppg). Charles has scored in double digits in all but one game thus far this season.
Hammon helped lead the Silver Stars to a 4-0 record on the week as San Antonio improved to 11-5 overall, second best in the Western Conference, and are riding a seven-game winning streak. For the week, the 13-year pro ranked fourth in the conference in scoring (20.3 ppg) and assists (4.8 apg), and in the top 10 in three-point field goal percentage (.448 on 13-of-29 shooting) and free throw percentage (.824 on 14-of-17 shooting).