Sun point guard Lindsay Whalen was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week, it was announced Tuesday.
Earning her third such honor and first of this season, Whalen averaged 16.0, 4.3 rebounds and 7.0 assists last week, and through three games, she is tied with L.A.'s Candace Parker for the league lead in assists per game.
Sophia Young earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors. The San Antonio Silver Stars forward averaged 23.3 points and 5.3 rebounds in three games.
Another candidate for the weekly award was former Sun forward Erika de Souza, who has made an immediate impact for the expansion Atlanta Dream. She scored 10 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds in her debut before registering 11 and six two nights later. The 18 rebounds is the most in a game thus far this season, and frankly, that may stand for a while.