For the second straight month, Lynx center Sylvia Fowles was named the Western Conference player of the month for June.
It is the seventh time she has won the award in her career, which ties her with teammate Maya Moore for second-most in league history; New York center Tina Charles has won the award eight times.
After 13 games – the Lynx take a WNBA-best 12-1 record into Thursday’s showdown with the L.A. Sparks at Xcel Energy Center – Fowles leads the league in field goal accuracy (66.0 percent), is second in scoring (20.7) and rebounding (10.1) and third in steals (1.85) and blocks (1.77). She is the only player to rank in the top five in all five categories.
Highlights of the month include her 26-point performance June 3 in Seattle, when she made 10 of 12 shots; her 30-point, nine-rebound game at Dallas June 11 and her 21-point, 15-rebound performance June 23 vs. Washington.
This marks the 13th time a member of the Lynx has won the award.
Connecticut center Jonquel Jones won the award in the Eastern Conference.