NEW YORK, Aug. 17, 2015 – Epiphanny Prince of the New York Liberty and Maya Moore of the Minnesota Lynx were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week, respectively, for games played Aug. 10 through Aug. 16.
Prince earned the third Player of the Week honor of her career and her first since joining her hometown Liberty this season. This also marks the third time in four weeks that a Liberty player won the Eastern Conference award (Tina Charles was honored in weeks six and seven).
A two-time All-Star, Prince helped New York post a 2-1 record for the week as the Liberty improved to 16-7 (.696) and maintained its grip on first place in the Eastern Conference. The sixth-year pro from Rutgers University ranked second in the conference in steals (3.33 spg), third in scoring (18.0 ppg), seventh in assists (4.3 apg), and 10th in field goal percentage (.488 on 20-of-41 shooting).
Prince opened the week with a game-high 22 points to go with three steals and two assists in an 84-63 home win over the Chicago Sky on Aug. 11. She followed that up with 23 points, seven rebounds, six assists, and a career-best six steals in a 90-78 win over the host Connecticut Sun on Aug. 14. Prince closed the week with nine points, five assists, and two rebounds in a 81-76 home loss to the Tulsa Shock on Aug. 15.