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Nneka Ogwumike WNBA MVP; Five Ex-Huskies Finish In Top 10

Nneka Ogwumike WNBA MVP; Five Ex-Huskies Finish In Top 10

Nneka Ogwumike is the WNBA most valuable player.

The league announced Tuesday that the Los Angeles Sparks forward received 31 of the 39 first-place votes from a national media panel. She shot a league-best 66.5 percent from the field, the second-highest mark all-time. She averaged a career-best 19.7 points and 9.1 rebounds to help Los Angeles secure the second best record in the league.

Ogwumike, whose sister Chiney plays for the Connecticut Sun, set a WNBA record when she made 23 consecutive field goals during one stretch, including going 12-for-12 in a game against Dallas.

Former UConn players Tina Charles and Maya Moore finished second and third in the voting....

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