NEW YORK — Elena Delle Donne of the Chicago Sky and Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played June 24 — June 30.
Delle Donne’s 23 points per game last week ranked second in the Eastern Conference as she led the Sky to two wins. The rookie recorded two 20-plus-point games, scoring a career-high 26 to defeat New York on June 26, and 20 to beat Los Angeles on Saturday. She has now eclipsed the 20-point mark six times this season.
Taurasi averaged 21.0 points to go along with 7.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds per game in leading the Mercury to a 3-0 road trip last week.Copyright © 2013 Paddock Publications, Inc. All rights reserved.