What’s Happening in the W June 19-June 25



Author(s): Arnelle Tonye Mbog , Samara Hawkins, Madison White

Players of the Week (June 19 – 25) 


Aliyah Boston (F/C) Indiana Fever


Avg Stats for the 2023 season: 15.4 points, 8 rebounds, 2.3 assists 

Had 5 assists and 11 rebounds in the game against SEA on June 22nd 

Had 25 points in the game against ATL on June 18th

Had 23 points and 14 rebounds and 6 assists in the game against WAS on June 13th


Jewell Loyd (G) Seattle Storm 


Avg stats for 2022 season: 25.5 points, 3.8 rebounds, 3.7 assists 

Had 39 points, 5 rebounds and 5 assists in the game against DAL on June 17th

Had 33 points, 4 assists and 11 free throws in game against CON on June 20th

Had 19 points, 4 assists, and 7 free throws in game IND on June 22nd


Star Plays: 


Los Angeles Sparks pull out a win after being down 17 against the Dallas Wings. The final score was 76-74. Jordin Canada scored 18 points, Nneka Ogwumike scored 20 and Destanni Henderson scored 18.




This past week the Phoenix Mercury took on the defending champion Aces. The beginning of the season has not faired well for the Mercury who have welcomed back their center, Brittney Griner. The Mercury have the worst record in the league, however this roster with so much talent is looking to correct their season before it is too late. Unfortunately for the Mercury, the firepower that is the Aces was too much too handle. The Aces got a dominant win 99-79 with Jackie Young leading the way with 23 points, A’ja Wilson with 12 rebounds and Chelsea Gray dropping 8 dimes. 


Players On the Rise: 


Aliyah Boston (F/C) Indiana Fever


The rookie out of South Carolina has been nothing short of impressive for the Indiana Fever. During the first half of the season, Aliyah is averaging 15.4 points, 8 rebounds and 2.3 assists. There were high expectations for this young player because of her dominating four seasons with the South Caroline Gamecocks, and she has clearly lived up to the expectations. After only 13 games, she already has achievements to add to her long resumé. In the month of May, Boston was named WNBA’s Rookie of the Month. In June, she was named WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week. In terms of records, she became the first player in the league to have 24 points, alongside 14 rebounds and 16 assists. Aliyah Boston has been as good as advertised and fans can’t wait to see what she does next!


Satou Sabally (F) Dallas Wings


The third year player out of Oregon has had a strong start to the 2023 WNBA season. This summer was the first time Sabally could completely focus on her game without recovery from an injury. Thus far the forward is averaging a double-double with 19.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 3.2 assists. Her points per game have nearly doubled from last season and many believe that Sabally has returned to her allstar form. Sabally is making herself known as one of the most versatile forwards in the game.


Napheesa Collier (F) Minnesota Lynx 


Another player to look out for is Napheesa Collier who has helped lift the Lynx since their rough start to the season. The four year player has been a vocal leader and consisten presence for the team, averaging around 21 points, 7.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists. For the third time in a week and a half, Collier helped the Lynx get a win against their conference rivals the LA Sparks. In a close game on June 20, 2023 against the Sparks, Collier led the team with 26 points and 14 rebounds. 


Game Scores: 


June 20

ATL: 73

DAL 85



CON: 85
SEA: 79

June 21


PHO: 79


June 22

WAS: 80

CHI: 59

CON: 89

IND: 80

June 23


DAL: 74


June 24

IND: 88
LVA: 101

PHO: 74

SEA: 97


June 25

CHI: 72
CON: 96

WAS: 88
NYL: 89

DAL: 83

LAS: 93


Exciting News in the W: 


Dwayne Wade expresses interest in a potential investment for the Chicago Sky. 

Earlier this week former Chicago former Miami Heat player and Chicago native expressed interest in a potential investment for the Chicago Sky. Wade told the Chicago Sun-Times “I’ve taken a deep look at the WNBA, a deep look at the Chicago Sky, and a deep look at if this is a place that Dwyane Wade should be part of. In due time, a decision will be made.” According to the newspaper Wade has also attended some practices for the Sky. As an independent franchisee, what does this potential investment look like for Sky and Wade?