Hebard’s overall numbers are way up this season in the WNBA
Ruthy Hebard of Fairbanks has more double-doubles in her WNBA career than the four other Alaskans who played in the league put together.
And it took her just 31 games.
The second-year Chicago Sky forward posted her fourth career double-double with a 14-point, 10-rebound effort against the Los Angeles Sparks.
She had one double-double in 22 games as a rookie and already has three in nine games this year.
In 1999, Juneau’s Andrea Lloyd became the first Alaskan to have a double-double in the WNBA.
Eagle River’s Kelsey Griffin was the second Alaska with a WNBA double-double in 2012. She had another one in 2013.
Then came Hebard.
The former NCAA All-American out of the University of Oregon has rewritten the record book.
The 6-foot-4 forward has nearly doubled her scoring average from last season, going from 5.7 to 10.9 points per game.
Hebard currently ranks 11th in the WNBA with 7.7 rebounds per game.
She is also averaging a career-best 27.9 minutes, 1.4 blocked shots, 1.2 assists, 1.1 steals per game.