Aliyah Boston + Brittney Griner Are WNBA Players Of The Week

WHN | Jun 19, 2024

The WNBA announced Tuesday that centers Aliyah Boston and Brittney Griner have been named the WNBA Eastern and Western Conference…

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The WNBA announced Tuesday that centers Aliyah Boston and Brittney Griner have been named the WNBA Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week for the week of June 10-16.

In the Indiana Fever’s three games last week, Boston averaged 20.0 points, 13.0 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 2.0 blocks per game. Boston also recorded three double-doubles, tying her fifth in franchise history for all-time double-doubles recorded with 15.

In the Fever’s 91-84 win against the Atlanta Dream, Boston tied her career high with 27 points and recorded 13 rebounds. In her 37 minutes against the Chicago Sky, she tallied 19 points, a season-high 14 rebounds and a career-high five blocks. 

So far in the 2024 season, Boston is averaging 12.3 points per game, 7.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists. 

For Phoenix Mercury center Brittney Griner, this week’s honor is her 14th time winning Player of the Week, placing her second in franchise history behind Diana Taurasi. This is Griner’s first time winning Player of the Week since September 13, 2021.

Griner averaged 26.5 points while shooting 62.5% from the field, 9.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks in the Mercury’s two games last week. 

In the loss against the Las Vegas Aces, she recorded 25 points, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks June 13 before recording a season-high 28 points on 66.6% shooting, 9 rebounds and 2 blocks in the team’s win over Seattle June 16.

In Griner’s five games played this season after sustaining a toe fracture in the preseason, she has averaged 21.4 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.2 assists. 

Boston and the Fever will take on the Washington Mystics at home Wednesday with tipoff at 7 p.m. ET. Griner and the Mercury will travel to Minnesota to play the Lynx on Saturday in a game beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

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