Stewart Averaged 23 Points, 8.5 Rebounds and Three Assists Last Week
SEATTLE (July 17) – For the second time in her career, Breanna Stewart has been named the WNBA’s Western Conference Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday afternoon.
Stewart helped the Storm (9-10) to a 1-1 record last week. After she posted 22 points and eight rebounds in a setback to Connecticut on July 12, Stewart anchored a second-half comeback vs. Atlanta, tallying 24 points, nine boards and a career-high six assists on the way to a 90-84 triumph at KeyArena on Saturday night.
Stewart has been especially hot of late, averaging 24 points and 9.7 rebounds per game in her last six outings. On the year, she is averaging just shy of a double-double with 19.4 points and 8.9 rebounds per affair. She’s also registered 27 blocks, 17 steals and 40 dimes. Stewart has six double-doubles this season, including a 30-point, 10-rebound effort on June 1 at Dallas.
Stewart was last year’s WNBA Rookie of the Year and also earned All-WNBA Second Team honors. She needs just 30 more points to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.
Seattle hosts Chicago tomorrow night at 6 p.m. PT on ESPN2. Fans can secure the best seats in the house with Storm 360 Memberships, available now, starting at $180, available online or by calling (206) 217-WNBA (9622). Packages and group discounts are available at 206-217-WNBA (9622).
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