Friday, July 17, 2009

Statistical Gas

Chamique Holdsclaw is 12th in field goals blocked so far this year with 12 blocked. The most blocked? Sophia Young of San Antonio with 19 field goals blocked.

Jennifer Lacy is 8th in percentage of field goals blocked (minimum 40 attempts). 12.1 percent of her field goal attempts are rejected. The leader is Chante Black of Connecticut with 22.0 percent of her shots blocked, over 1 in 5.

There are five WNBA players that haven't had a shot blocked this season (minimum 40 attempts). Kelly Mazzante (Phoenix), Erin Thorn and Brooke Wyckoff (Chicago), Kiesha Brown (Connecticut) and Edwige Lawson-Wade (San Antonio).

There are seven players this year who have had four shots blocked in the same game. One of those is Chamique Holdsclaw, who had four shots blocked in our recent loss at New York. Janel McCarville blocked two of those shots.

In terms of assists vs. field goals, Michelle Snow is 10th in percentage of assisted field goals, with 78.3 percent. Sancho Lyttle is 19th with 71.1 percent (all stats minimum 20 field goals). Brooke Wyckoff leads with 100 percent of her field goals assisted - 21 made, with all 21 coming off assists from other Sky players.

If you're looking for players who make their own shots - who have the highest percentage of unassisted field goals with a minimum of 20 field goals - Angel McCoughtry is 4th (70.0 percent), Iziane Castro Marques is 7th (63.6 percent) and Chamique Holdsclaw is 11th (62.4 percent). Kristi Harrower of Los Angeles leads with 77.3 percent of her field goals unassisted.

As for "assist pairs" - the Dream doesn't even make the top 20. The best assist pair is Sue Bird to Lauren Jackson. That combo has been responsible for 30 Seattle field goals.

(All stats from Swanny's Stats.)

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