DeWanna Bonner was up for the challenge when teammate Jonquel Jones temporarily left the Connecticut Sun to play overseas in the EuroBasket.
And she prevailed, as Bonner was named the Eastern Conference’s Player of the Week.
During the stretch in question, Bonner averaged a double-double with 24.0 points, 10.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game. Connecticut won two games, both without Jonquel Jones, the odds-on favorite to win MVP.
The accolade comes around the same time as Bonner being named to the WNBA All-Star team with fellow Sun teammates Jonquel Jones and Brionna Jones.
This season, Bonner is averaging 16.1 points, 7.4 rebounds and 3.7 assists.