Chicago Sky’s Kahleah Copper named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week

PHOENIX, ARIZONA - OCTOBER 10: Kahleah Copper #2 of the Chicago Sky drives to the basket against Megan Walker #2 of the Phoenix Mercury in the second half at Footprint Center on October 10, 2021 in Phoenix, Arizona. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Mike Mattina/Getty Images) (Mike Mattina, 2021 Getty Images)

Chicago Sky’s Kahleah Copper was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week which marks the first time in her seven-year career to receive the honor.

Copper is the first Sky player to receive the award this season. The last time a Sky player received the honor was Courtney Vandersloot in 2021 during the 2021 season in mid-June.

Copper and the Sky recorded a 1-1 record last week, picking up a victory at home against the Atlanta Dream, 106-100, followed by a loss on the road to the Indiana Fever, 89-87.

Against the Dream, she scored a season-high 23 points, along with 10 rebounds and three assists.

Two days later against the Fever, she got a another career-high of 28 points and four three-pointers made on 61 percent field goal percentage.

This past week, Copper averaged 25 points per game, 7 rebounds and 2 assists. She is currently averaging a career-high 15 points and 5 rebounds in 29 minutes.

The 2021 WNBA Finals MVP also leads the league in fast break points this season at 4.1 per game.

You can catch the star player in a matchup with the Los Angeles Sparks on June 23.

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