NEW YORK (AP) 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 also set a WNBA record when she made 23 consecutive field goals during one stretch, including going 12-for-12 in a game against Dallas.
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New York's Tina Charles finished second, getting the other eight first-place votes. She was followed by Minnesota's Maya Moore and Chicago's Elena Delle Donne in the voting.
Ogwumike is the third Sparks player to receive the award, joining three-time recipient Lisa Leslie and two-time winner Candace Parker.