MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today named Minnesota Lynx forward Maya Moore the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played May 14 through May 22. The Player of the Week award is Moore’s first of the season and the 15th of her career.
Opening the season with a 3-0 record to remain one of two unbeaten teams alongside Los Angeles, Moore led the Lynx in assists in all three wins and was the team’s top scorer twice and leading rebounder once.
The sixth-year pro from the University of Connecticut tallied 16 of her game-high 17 points in the second half of Minnesota’s opening night victory over Phoenix. Alongside her 27 points, she added a career-best 10 assists, notching her 27th career double-double and becoming the first player in WNBA history to collect 20+ points and 10+ rebounds in a season-opener. Moore put up 22 points and six assists in the May 18 win at Chicago, marking her 74th 20+ point performance in Lynx uniform. On May 22 at Seattle, Moore registered 17 points, nine rebounds and four assists, the eighth time in her career she’s led the Lynx across the board in points, rebounds and assists. She currently ranks among the league’s top 15 in scoring (second), assists, (second), blocks (11th), FG accuracy (11th), three-point accuracy (15th), FT accuracy (15th) and minutes (12th).
New York’s Tina Charles was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week.
The Lynx play next on Wednesday, May 25 against the Phoenix Mercury at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Tip-off is scheduled for 9:00 p.m. CT and the game can be heard on BOB 106.1 FM.