- The Washington Times - Monday, August 3, 2020

Washington Mystics forward Myisha Hines-Allen has been one of the team’s breakout stars early on in the WNBA season. For that, she’s picked up the first individual accolade of her professional career.

Hines-Allen was named the WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Week for July 25-Aug. 2.

In four games, Hines-Allen has shot 54.7% from the floor and ranks top-10 in the WNBA in points (17.5), rebounds (9.3) and steals (2.0) per game. 

Hines-Allen powered the Mystics’ season-opening win over the Indiana Fever on July 25 with a career-high 27 points (22 in the first half alone) and 10 boards.

Washington’s second-round pick in 2018 is flourishing in her third WNBA season as she plays more minutes than ever before, due in part to the absences of Elena Delle Donne and fellow bigs LaToya Sanders and Tina Charles, among others. Sanders opted out of the season, Charles was medically excused and Delle Donne is rehabbing a back injury and might not join the team this season in the bubble in Bradenton, Florida.

The Mystics have gone 3-1 to start the season thanks to contributions from Hines-Allen, Ariel Atkins, Aerial Powers and Emma Meesseman.

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