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Thursday, June 02, 2016

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart named WNBA Rookie of the Month

Former UConn star Breanna Stewart was named the WNBA's Rookie of the Month after leading all rookies in scoring (17.4 points per game), rebounding (8.8) and blocked shots (2.0) in the month of May.

Stewart had 23 points in her WNBA debut and also had another 23-point effort as well as a 25-point performance.

The honors didn't end there for UConn products as Tina Charles and Maya Moore were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Month. It was the seventh such award for Moore (the most since the award's inception in 2010) and the sixth for Charles.

Charles led the league in scoring (23.4 points per game) and rebounding (11.8) during the month while Moore led all Western Conference players in scoring during May (22.3 PPG). She also ranked second in the West in assists (5.3) as Minnesota went 6-0 in the month.

U.S. TEAM 1-1 ON OPENING DAY
The U.S. team competing in the FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championships began pool play with 21-13 loss to the Netherlands before coming back to beat Poland 21-15. The U.S., featuring UConn recruiting target Megan Walker, wraps up play in Pool B on Saturday against host Kazakhstan and Italy.

All of the teams in Pool B are 1-1.

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