(East Los Angeles, CA) June 30, 2022 [From The Editor’s Desk]: Although her team, now at the one-third completion of the season, is still struggling to find a consistent competitive identity and to show a strong team chemistry that matches a good, and winning record, #30 Nneka “The Big O #1” Ogwumike, (our creative description), is the recipient of last week’s WNBA Western Conference “Player of the Week” award.
Let’s go back and see what she did to merit the accolade. As the durable anchor of the team, the Team Captain remains true to the current team motto of “It’s Time To Show” that her squad can turn its season around during this next one-third timeframe.
Nneka Ogwumike Named Western Conference Player of the Week
Ogwumike Wins POW for the 13th Time in WNBA Career
LOS ANGELES (June 27, 2022) – The WNBA recently announced that L.A. Sparks forward, Nneka Ogwumike, was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played between June 20th and June 26th.
This is her 13th time winning the award, joining Brittney Griner and Sylvia Fowles for the 11th most Player of the Week honors.
Last week, Ogwumike led the Sparks to a (2-1) record with victories over the Washington Mystics and Seattle Storm, both recent WNBA champions.
The Sparks lone loss came against the defending champion Chicago Sky. For the week, Ogwumike, averaged (20) points per game, (4.67) rebounds, (2.67) assists, (2.33) steals, and shot 28-for-48 (58.3%) from the field over three games. On June 25th, she led the Sparks to an (85-77) road victory over the Storm, scoring (24) points on 12-for-18 shooting.
Last week, Ogwumike was named a 2022 WNBA All-Star starter, earning All-Star honors for the seventh time in her WNBA career. Ogwumike has started and appeared in all 17 Sparks games this season. She is averaging (18.2) points, (7.2) rebounds, and (1.8) steals per game. She’s shooting a blistering (59%) from the field and (42.9%) on 3-pointers.
(Next Games): Friday, 7/1/22 – Away at Dallas Wings, 5:00 pm; Sunday, 7/3, Home vs. New York Liberty, 4:00 pm; July 4th, Monday vs. Phoenix Mercury, at 4:00 PM on (ESPN)