Ross, Ogwumike receive COY and ROY honors in the WNBA for 2012
Cappie Pondexter of the New York Liberty and Nneka Ogwumike of the Los Angeles Sparks were named the WNBA’s Eastern and Western Conference Players of the Week presented by Boost Mobile, respectively, for games played Sept. 10 through Sep. 16...For Pondexter, the Player of the Week award presented by Boost Mobile is her first of the season and the 13th of her career.
While there probably isn't much reason to explain why Nneka Ogwumike deserves the ROY as the WNBA prepares to resume play during the Olympic break, the discussion about candidates for the All-Rookie Team is a bit more interesting.
Sparks coach Carol Ross said Ogwumike has been so low-maintenance, so team-oriented that her teammates warmed to her immediately.
"What's really been fun to watch is how the older players have taken such an interest in her success," Ross said. "In a cutthroat world, it's like the Girl Scouts. She's so eager, so hungry, that it's easy to want to help her."