Uncasville, CT (August 8, 2023) – Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week, the league announced today. This marks the ninth time in Thomas’s ten-year professional career that she takes home Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors and the third time this season.
During the week of July 31-August 6, Thomas averaged a triple-double with 16.0 ppg, 13.5 rpg and 10.0 apg as the Sun went 2-0 in regular season action. In the Sun’s 79-89 victory over the Lynx on August 1, Thomas became the first player in WNBA history to record 20+ points, 15+ rebounds and 10+ assists in a single game, when she tallied 21 points, 20 rebounds and 12 assists. The triple-double marked her fifth of the 2023 regular season and ninth in her WNBA career (regular season and postseason play). In the Sun’s 88-72 win over the Fever on Augusts 4, Thomas continued to fill the stat sheet, notching 11 points, eight rebounds, seven assists, two steals and one block.
Thomas and the Sun return to action today against the Seattle Storm at 3:00 PM EST at Climate Pledge Arena.
Alyssa Thomas Eastern Conference Player of the Week Honors:
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