Sun rookie center Tina Charles was named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week on Monday after averaging 25 points and 15 rebounds over two Connecticut victories, including a 26-point, 19-rebound effort against Los Angeles.
Through 11 games, Charles has helped the Sun to the top spot in the Eastern Conference with an 8-3 mark. She is the WNBA’s top rebounder (11.0 per game) and ranks 13th in scoring (16.3 points per game, tops among rookies). She has eight double-doubles, already four shy of the franchise record of 12 set by Taj mcWilliams-Franklin in 2006.
The top overall pick in this past April's draft, Charles has led the Sun in rebounding in 10 of 11 games.
Minnesota's Seimone Augustus was the West's top player of the week.