Stewart Earns Third Career WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week Honor

Breanna Stewart of the Seattle Storm today was named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week for games played Aug. 14-20.

Stewart earned Player of the Week honors for the second time this season and third time in her two-year career. The 2016 WNBA Rookie of the Year guided Seattle to a 3-0 week and its fourth win in as many games under interim coach Gary Kloppenburg.

Stewart ranked sixth among Western Conference players in scoring (17.7 PPG) and rebounds (9.7 RPG), was fourth in blocks (1.67 BPG), and tied for fifth in assists (4.0 APG).

The 6-4 forward opened her week with a double-double (12 points and 11 rebounds) as Seattle topped visiting Minnesota 62-61 on Aug. 16. Two days later she paced the Storm with 22 points and nine rebounds in a 79-78 win over the visiting San Antonio Stars. She also contributed three assists and three blocks. Stewart closed out the week with 19 points, nine boards and six assists in a 103-66 road win against Chicago Sky on Aug. 20.

Other candidates for the Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week were the Atlanta Dream’s Brittney Sykes, Chicago’s Stefanie Dolson and Allie Quigley, Connecticut’s Jonquel Jones, the Dallas Wings’ Glory Johnson, the Los Angeles Sparks’ Candace Parker and Nneka Ogwumike, San Antonio’s Dearica Hamby and the Washington Mystics’ Emma Meesseman.

Tina Charles of the New York Liberty took home Eastern Conference Player of the Week.

For more information on the WNBA Players of the Week, visit http://www.wnba.com/awards.