Alyssa Thomas and Skylar Diggins-Smith named Players of Week
Alyssa Thomas of the Connecticut Sun and Skylar Diggins-Smith of the Dallas Wings today were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played June 19-25.
Thomas earned Player of the Week honors for the first time in her four WNBA seasons. In leading the Sun to a 1-1 week, Thomas paced Eastern Conference players in assists (6.5 apg), ranked fifth in rebounding (8.0 rpg) and tied for eighth in scoring (15.5 ppg).
Diggins-Smith earned Player of the Week honors for the third time in her five-year career. Behind the 5-9 guard, the Wings went 3-0 for the week and improved to 8-8 overall. Among West players, the two-time All-Star selection was third in assists (6.7 apg), seventh in scoring (20.3 ppg) and 10th in field goal percentage (.541, on 20-of-37) last week.