The WNBA announced today that DeWanna Bonner has been named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, June 21 to Sunday, June 27.
Over her 12-year career, Bonner has been named WNBA player of the week a total of nine times; six times for the Western Conference and now three times for the Eastern Conference. This is her first award this season.
For the week of June 21 to June 27, the Connecticut Sun picked up two wins over its opponents improving to 10-5 on the season. On Tuesday, June 22, the Sun defeated the Dallas Wings 80-70 and on Sunday, June 27 they defeated the Chicago Sky 74-58. Over the course of two contests, Bonner averaged 24.0 points per game, 10.0 rebounds per game and 3.5 assists per game.
In the first game of the week, the 6-4 forward notched a double-double, scoring 25 points and grabbing 23 rebounds. She also handed out six assists and shot a perfect 4-of-4 from the foul line. On Sunday against the Sky, Bonner scored a team-high 23 points and recorded seven rebounds and one assist.
Bonner currently sits in the top 15 in the league for both points per game (17.0) and assists per game (3.5) and is in the top 10 for rebounds per game (7.3).
Connecticut is currently No. 3 in the league with a 10-5 overall record, 5-2 record in conference play and is tied with Las Vegas for the best home record in the league (7-1). The Sun prepare to face the Washington Mystics (7-8) on the road on Tuesday, June 29 at 7pm EST on ESPN2. For additional information about the Connecticut Sun, visit connecticutsun.com.