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Monday, September 24, 2012

Tina Charles honored by WNBA

Former UConn star Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun earned her fourth WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week award of the season. It was also her ninth career honor.

Charles averaged 17 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 blocks per game as the Sun wrapped up the regular season with wins over Indiana and Atlanta.


Charles won the WNBA rebounding title for the third time in as many seasons and set a franchise record by averaging 18 points per game.

Next up for Charles and the Sun is an Eastern Conference semifinal matchup with New York beginning on Thursday with an 8 p.m. game at Mohegan Sun Arena. The game will be televised on ESPN2 with Pam Ward, Carolyn Peck and LaChina Robinson calling the action.

On Wednesday the draft lottery will be conducted on the 6 p.m. edition of ESPN's SportsCenter

Washington, which finished with a WNBA worst record of 5-29 this season, has a 44.2 percent chance of earning the No. 1 overall pick. Phoenix (7-27) has a 27.6 percent chance of getting the top overall pick followed by Tulsa (17.8 percent) and Chicago (10.4 percent).

Baylor's Brittney Griner, Delaware's Elena Delle Donne and Skylar Diggins of Notre Dame are the top prospects in the 2013 WNBA draft.

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Anonymous Joe said...

I remember how much Tina Charles struggled with Geno's demands that she be a total, disciplined player, and how that finally paid off during her senior year. It is really inspiring to see how many UConn alumna do so well in their lives after college.

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