Brunson named to All Defensive team 21 Sep 13

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The WNBA today announced Rebekkah Brunson was selected to the 2013 WNBA All-Defensive Second Team. Selected by the WNBA’s 12 head coaches, the All-Defensive First Team is highlighted by Tamika Catchings (Indiana), Angel McCoughtry (Atlanta), Sylvia Fowles (Chicago), Armintie Herrington (Atlanta) and Tanisha Wright (Seattle). Meanwhile Brunson is joined on the Second Team by Glory Johnson (Tulsa), Erika de Souza (Atlanta), Briann January (Indiana), Jia Perkins (San Antonio) and Danielle Robinson (San Antonio.

Wrapping up her fourth year in Minnesota and 10th in the WNBA, Brunson averaged 10.6 points and 8.9 rebounds in 33 games this season. She matched her own single-season record for double-doubles with 12, improving her career total to 41 in a Lynx uniform (a club record) and 67 in her WNBA career. This season Brunson tallied 1.3 steals per game, her best per-game average since the 2009 season, while her 0.9 blocks matched the second-highest single-season average of her career. She posted 12 multi-steal games this season, including swiping a season-high four twice (MR: Aug. 6 at San Antonio).

Below are the entire results for the 2013 WNBA All-Defensive First and Second Teams:


PLAYER                        TEAM                      POSITION    POINTS
Tamika Catchings      Indiana Fever        Forward        51
Angel McCoughtry      Atlanta Dream       Forward        42
Sylvia Fowles              Chicago Sky          Center           53
Armintie Herrington    Atlanta Dream      Guard            36
Tanisha Wright            Seattle Storm       Guard            22

PLAYER                        TEAM                                    POSITION    POINTS
Rebekkah Brunson    Minnesota Lynx                     Forward      29
Glory Johnson             Tulsa Shock                          Forward      19
Erika de Souza            Atlanta Dream                       Center        14
Briann January            Indiana Fever                        Guard          21
Jia Perkins                   San Antonio Silver Stars     Guard          20
Danielle Robinson    San Antonio Silver Stars      Guard          20