Forwards Jonquel Jones and Natasha Howard are getting it done
Jonquel Jones of the Connecticut Sun won the player of the week honors for the Eastern Conference after averaging 16.8 points per game, 14.3 rebounds per game, and 2.25 blocks per game.
Jones stand out performances has helped the Connecticut Sun get off to a 3-1 start to the season, their only loss would come from the Las Vegas Aces.
Highlighting Jones’ performances
Jones most impressive performance was against the Las Vegas Aces. She scored 16 points, pulled down 22 rebounds, tying her career-high for rebounds in a single game. Eight of her 22 rebounds were offensive, while she also shot 2-4 from beyond the arc.
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The 6’6 forward currently leads the league in rebounds per game and is fifth in blocked shots per game.
Making all but one free throw so far this season, Jones is shooting a career-high 92.9 percent from the charity stripe.
Natasha Howard from the Seattle Storm takes home player of the week honors in the Western Conference after averaging 19.8 points per game, 11.0 rebounds per game, and 1.75 blocks per game.
The league has really seen Howard come into her own over the past year, which is especially important this season as the Storm are missing two of their star players, Brianna Stewart and Sue Bird.
Highlighting Howard’s Performances
So far Howard, is off to the best start of a season in her career.
In a win over the Atlanta Dream, Howard scored 19 points on 6-for-15 shooting, while also ripping down 14 boards.
The fifth-year veteran is third in the league in points per game and fifth in rebounds per game.
Howard is shooting 47.7 percent from the field and averaging a career-high 31.4 minutes per game.
Her 19.8 points per game is the most points that she has averaged in all of her five years while playing in the WNBA.
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