(East Los Angeles, CA) [From The Editor’s Desk]: The honors and accolades keep on coming to the Sparks’ Forward/#30/Nneka Ogwumike, the 2016 WNBA Champion & MVP, a 7 x All-Star, and a giant Super Star, as the WNBA recognized her outstanding play this past week, with their Western Conference “Player of the Week” acclaim.
For this occasion, her overall “game-to-game stats” are incredible and strongly captivating, but with players such as Nneka, she would tell you in an instant that it’s all in a day’s or night’s work whenever she is suited up for her team, her city, and most of all, for her loving, adoring, and highly supportive L.A. Sparks and WNBA fans.
Do give a good read to the team’s press announcement below for all of the details.
NNEKA OGWUMIKE NAMED WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
LOS ANGELES (June 6, 2023) – The WNBA announced today that LA Sparks forward Nneka Ogwumike was named Western Conference Player of the Week for games played between May 29-June 4. This is her 14th time winning the award, passing Brittney Griner and Sylvia Fowles to have the 10th most player of the week honors.
Last week, Ogwumike posted back-to-back double-doubles to lead the Sparks to a 2-0 record with victories over the Phoenix Mercury and the Seattle Storm. For the week, she averaged 24 points, five assists, 13 rebounds, and one steal, and shot 15-for-29 (51.7%) from the field over two games. As she led the Sparks to the June 2nd win over the Mercury, Ogwumike grabbed her 493rd career steal, passing Lisa Leslie (492) for the most in Sparks franchise history and 18th overall in league history.
Nneka is currently leading the team in points (20.3) and rebounds (8.8) per game, ranking 8thin the WNBA in both categories.
She is currently one block away from being the 10th WNBA player in league history with 5,000+ points, 2,000+ rebounds, 450+ steals, and 200+ blocks.
[GAME DAY UPDATE BY THE EDITOR]: The Sparks traveled to the Northwest and faced the Seattle Storm, now posting a (5-3) record, tonight for the second consecutive game. The Sparks, now with a (3-3) record, lost to them on their home court, the Climate Pledge Arena, by the score of (66-63). The team was minus the presence and talents of #13/Chiney Ogwumike who did not play due to an injury.
Leading the way once again for the Sparks with another “double-double” was her big sister, Nneka with (22) points, (11) rebounds, (3) assists, (3) steals, and (2) blocked shots. The Sparks return home this Friday to Crypto.com Arena, June 9th, for a match-up with the Chicago Sky. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 pm and can be viewed on the ION Channel.