Breanna Stewart named WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week

Breanna Stewart averaged 25.3 ppg, 8.7 rpg, and 2.7 apg in three Storm wins last week

SEATTLE — Seattle Storm forward Breanna Stewart has been named the WNBA Western Conference Player of the Week for the fifth week of the season as announced by the league office today.

Stewart averaged 25.3 points, 8.7 rebounds and 2.7 assists in three games last week as the Storm went 3-0. It was the 10th Player of the Week honor for Stewart in her career after winning the award three times last season.

On Tuesday vs Atlanta, Stewart scored 19 points while adding seven rebounds, then tallied a combined 57 points including a season-high 32 in two games at Dallas. She also had 11 rebounds in Friday’s match-up with the Wings for her first double-double of the season and 49th of her career.

Stewart is having another MVP-caliber season and leads the WNBA in scoring (21.7 ppg), steals (2.5 spg), efficiency (20.2), and defensive win shares (.237). If the season were to end today, Stewart’s season averages of 21.7 ppg, 7.5 rpg, 2.5 spg, 2.7 apg, and 0.9 bpg would make her just the second player in WNBA history to post at least 20.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 2.0 apg, 2.0 spg, and 0.9 bpg in a season behind Sheryl Swoopes, who posted those numbers in 2000.

Seattle continues its longest road trip of the season on Tuesday night, facing the Minnesota Lynx at 6:00 p.m. PT (8:00 p.m. CT) on ESPN.

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