Uncasville, CT (July 25, 2022) – Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. This marks the sixth time in Thomas’s eight-year professional career that she takes home Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors and the second time this season.
During the week of July 18-25, Thomas averaged 16.0 ppg, 11.0 rpg and 7.3 apg as the Sun went 3-0 in regular season action. Most notably, she notched her first career triple-double and the first triple-double in Connecticut Sun franchise history in the Sun’s 94-84 win over the Minnesota Lynx on Friday, with 15 points, 10 rebounds and 12 assists.
In the Sun’s 82-63 win against the New York Liberty on Tuesday, Thomas tallied a double-double with 18 points, 13 rebounds, five assists and six steals. Later in the week against Minnesota on Sunday, Thomas picked up her 10th double-double of the season, finishing with 15 points, 10 rebounds, five assists and one steal.
Thomas returns to the Connecticut Sun this season after missing all but six games of the 2021 regular season and playoff campaign recovering from an Achilles injury. Through 28 games this season, she has led Connecticut in assists (5.8), steals (1.6) and minutes played (32.4). At the time of this release, Thomas is currently fifth in the WNBA in rebounds per game (8.2), fifth in assists per game (5.8) and sixth in points in the paint per game (8.9).
The Sun return to action Thursday night against the Seattle Storm at 7:00 PM EST at Mohegan Sun Arena.
Alyssa Thomas Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honors:
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