Chelsea Gray, Alyssa Thomas first Player of the Week honors of 2018

By Pat Ralph

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Los Angeles Sparks guard Chelsea Gray and Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas earned the first WNBA Player of the Week honors of the 2018 season, the league announced on Tuesday.

Gray earned Western Conference Player of the Week honors after leading the conference in assists (7.3 assists per game) and steals (two steals per game) through the first full week of the season. She also is averaging over 18 points per game through the first four games of the season, as Gray’s play has helped Los Angeles get off to a 3-1 start without Candace Parker for three of those contests. 

 (Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

(Mark Mirko / Hartford Courant)

Meanwhile, Thomas earned Eastern Conference Player of the Week honors after leading the East in rebounds (10 rebounds per game) and minutes (31.9 minutes per game). Thomas also ranks third in the East in field goal percentage, having made over 62 percent of her shots attempted. During Connecticut’s 3-0 start to the season, Thomas is averaging over 16 points per game and four assists. 

See WNBA press release here.