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Monday, July 18, 2011

Charles emerging as MVP candidate

It was just another day at the office for Tina Charles who had 18 points and 14 rebounds in Sunday's win over Eastern Conference leading Indiana.

Although I was not at the game, I did sit down with Tina on Saturday to do a long overdue piece of her emergence as one of the premier players in the WNBA. The story ran in today's edition of the Register and there are also some videos with portions of interviews with Tina about her relationship with fellow former Christ the King star Chamique Holdsclaw as well as Connecticut Sun coach Mike Thibault's thoughts on where Tina has improved since last season. The story was significantly longer than the normal piece I would write so there were some parts of my interviews I had to leave out for space considerations.

By the way, the reserves for Saturday's WNBA All-Star game will be announced on Tuesday so keep an eye out for those.

The WNBA just announced the most popular jerseys. Four former UConn stars, led by Minnesota's Maya Moore at No. 1, are in the top 10.

Charles beat out Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks and Essence Carson of the New York Liberty. Former Huskies Diana Taurasi, Sue Bird and Tina Charles check in at No. 7, 8 and 10.

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