In just her third season, Jewell Loyd reached the 1000-point mark Sunday night in Seattle’s 81-71 victory over the Washington Mystics.
But the early indications are that this will be one of many new benchmarks Loyd will reach this season.
Loyd scored 26 points Sunday on 10-for-14 shooting, marking the third time in as many games she hit at least ten shots and tallied at least 25 points. She’s currently leading the WNBA in scoring at 26 per game.
But Loyd’s efficiency is what’s truly eye-opening. She’s shooting 60 percent overall so far, compared to 43.1 percent last year, and she’s hitting 61.5 percent of her threes, up from 30.8 percent last year. Oh, and she’s doing things like this to opposing defenders:
On Sunday, she got hers, Breanna Stewart got 13 shots as well, while Sue Bird took nine shots and collected ten assists. The breakdown of scoring load isn’t going to get much more even than that among Seattle’s big three.
There’s a long way to go. But it looks like 2000 points might come even sooner than the first 1000 for Jewell Loyd.