OK, a couple more pro things

Nnemkadi Ogwummike was named rookie of the month for July. She also collected the honor in May.

Players of the month are the same as the players for the week: Candace Parker for the West and Tina Charles for the East. Looks like an MVP race to me:

Highlights of Charles’ month included:

Earned back-to-back WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week presented by Boost Mobile honors.
In her final game before the break, recorded her 12th double-double of the season as the Sun earned its fifth straight win behind Charles’ 25 points and 13 boards at Chicago. Tallied 12 points and eight boards in the second half, rallying Connecticut from a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit for an 80-78 victory.
Scored 24 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in an 86-75 win over Tulsa on July 6.
On the strength of her fourth straight double-double, helped the Sun hand Minnesota its first home loss of the season. Her 19-point, 15-rebound effort keyed the 86-80 win July 7.

Highlights of Parker’s month included:

Notched four double-doubles.
Opened the month with 28 points, 13 rebounds, two blocks and a pair of assists in a 96-90 win over Minnesota on July 5.
Recorded her 13th double-double of the season with 22 points and 14 boards (including 11 on the defensive end), and three blocks in a 90-71 road win at Phoenix on July 10.
Recorded 17 points, 14 rebounds, and three steals en route to an 83-59 decision over Seattle on July 7.
Closed out her July performance with 19 points, four blocks and seven boards in a 77-74 road win over Eastern Conference contender Indiana on July 12.

Power rankings still have the Silver Stars on top.


Shanterrica Madden was sentenced to 29 years today for the murder of roommate Tina Stewart, an MTSU guard, last year.