Maya Moore named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, July 6 through Sunday, July 12. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s first of the season and the 11th of her career.

Moore led all Western Conference scorers for the week with 24.5 points per game and ranked 3rd in the WNBA in rebounding with 9.5 rebounds per game. Moore registered a season-high 29 points in the July 10 game at Chicago, adding 10 rebounds, a season-best six assists and two steals in the night. Twenty-five of her points that night came in the second half, including 16 in the fourth quarter. Moore set a franchise single-game record with 14 three-point attempts and notched her 24th career point/rebound double-double. It was also the 14th time she’s collected 20+ points and 10+ rebounds.

Moore followed up her performance with a game-high 20 points and team-best nine rebounds in the July 12 game victory over San Antonio, marking her sixth 20+ effort of the season. Moore currently ranks third in the WNBA in scoring with 18.3 points per game, first among small forwards in rebounding with 7.1 rebounds per game, third among small forwards in assists with 3.3 assists per game and 4th in steals with 2.08 steals per game.

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