It's come to the end of the regular season for the WNBA and two players were fittingly named "Players of the Week" for both the East and the West. I usually find issues with league selections and love to point out other players stats in big games or a moment of on court brilliance. But, in this case... I think the WNBA did a great job selecting both Ivory Latta of the Washington Mystics and Maya Moore of the Minnesota
Lynx were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the
Week. For once, I agree.... make note of it!
It's Hard to Argue!
Latta and Moore were named the Players of the Week for games played Monday, Sept. 9, through Sunday, Sept. 15. Here's how things broke down by the numbers. Latta helped lead her team to a 3 and 0 record during the week and averaged 15.3 points. She was at the .600 mark from three point land and had 3.7 assists per game. The 3 wins helped Washington clinch a playoff spot, something the team has not done since 2010. This is the third time that Latta has been named the WNBA Player of the Week for her conference.
Now onto Maya Moore who rocked it with an average of 19.7 points per game during the week. Her points helped take Minnesota to a 2 and 1 record for the week which locked down the No. 1 seed in the playoffs. That's Big!, In fact - that's BIG TIME! Oh, the fact that Moore also averaged 5.3 rebounds for the week and averaged 3.7 assists helped as well. Did I mention that she averaged a three point percentage of .462 with an average field goal percentage of .561. This is the third time that Moore has been named WNBA Player of the Week award this season and she's carried the honor five times since becoming a pro!
Nice Way to End the Regular Season
Talk about a nice way to end the regular season. I'm sure it's an honor to be named Player of the Week for the WNBA at any time during the season. But, when things are on the line, the playoffs are near and your team needs leaders, scoring, defense and team play... It must be extra sweet being held up as the best during such a crucial time.
Yes, both Latta and Moore are well deserving of their honors!