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CRAWFORD BLOG | Schimmel named player of the week in WNBA East

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Former University of Louisville standout Shoni Schimmel saved her best for last in the WNBA's regular season. She was named Eastern Conference player of the week by the league today. Here's the release from the WNBA:

En route to earning the first Player of the Week honor of her career, Schimmel – the MVP of Boost Mobile WNBA All-Star 2014 – led the Eastern Conference in assists (4.7 apg) and ranked second in scoring (15.3 ppg). The University of Louisville product tied for sixth in the East in three-point field goal percentage (.375, 6-of-16) and contributed 3.3 rebounds per contest as Atlanta posted a 2-1 record for the week and improved to 19-15 overall. The Dream enters postseason play this week as the No 1 seed in the Eastern Conference playoffs.

Schimmel, the Dream's first round draft pick this April, opened her week with a career-best 24 points to go along with six rebounds and three assists against the league-leading Phoenix Mercury on Aug. 13. That outing included a 20-point second quarter, the second largest scoring barrage in one quarter in WNBA history. She then registered 13 points and nine assists in a 92-76 win over Tulsa and closed the week with nine points, two assists, two boards, and a steal at Connecticut.

The rookie concluded her regular season averaging 3.6 apg and 8.3 ppg, third and sixth among rookies, respectively.

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