Charles, Parker named Players of the Week

Tina Charles of the Connecticut Sun and Candace Parker of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA's Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for the period ending Sept. 23.

Charles led the Sun to a 2-0 record and posted 10.5 rebounds per game, helping her clinch her third consecutive WNBA season rebounding title. She also poured in 17 points and blocked 1.5 shots per game for the week.

Parker averaged 24 points, six assists and three blocked shots over two games, leading all three categories in the Western Conference for the week. She helped extend the Sparks' record to 24-10 by posting a pair of double-doubles in wins against Phoenix and Minnesota.

Other players considered for the award were Angel McCoughtry of the Atlanta Dream and Katie Smith of the Seattle Storm.