The Washington Mystic, featuring Tar Heels Ivory Latta and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt, has been the Eastern Conference's hottest team over the past month, winning seven of its last 10 games. The Mystics are currently second in the East with a 14-15 record.
The Chicago Sky and Jessica Breland are third in the East at 13-16, while Indiana Fever, featuring Erlana Larkins, is in fourth with a 13-16 record. The top four clubs in each conference makes advances to the WNBA playoffs.
In the West, the Seattle Storm is in last place with a 10-20 mark, boasting Camille Little and Waltiea Rolle.
#51 Jessica Breland
The third-year pro made her first All-Star game in 2014 and has been a key contributor all season long during her first go around with Chicago. Breland is averaging career highs in points (10.6) and rebounds (7.2) while starting all 27 games for the Sky. Breland is third in the league in blocks (1.9) and 13th in rebounds per game. She ranks fourth on the club in scoring, is second in rebounds and leads Chicago in blocks.
#2 Erlana Larkins
Now in her fifth WNBA campaign, Larkins is averaging just shy of a double-double with 9.9 points and the WNBA's fourth best rebounding average with 9.4 boards per game, while starting all 29 games for Indiana. She leads the league in field goal percentage (60.0%) and is fifth in steals (2.0) per game. Larkins nine double-doubles on the year is good for sixth in the league.
#20 Camille Little
The eight-year standout for Seattle has started all 29 games in 2014, averaging a team-high 13.2 points and 1.1 steals per game. She scored a career-high 31 points and grabbed 11 rebounds in an 81-71 win over Minnesota on June 27. Last time out Little had 15 points, seven rebounds and four assists in a 71-65 victory over San Antonio on Aug. 3.
#12 Ivory Latta
Carolina assistant coach Ivory Latta is enjoying arguably her best season in her eighth campaign in the WNBA, leading Washington with 12.4 points per game. Latta is shooting 37.8 percent from beyond the three-point arc and 86.3 percent from the free throw line. She leads all WNBA players in three-pointers made (68). Latta had a game-high 16 points last time out in a 79-46 rout of New York on Aug. 5.
#3 Waltiea Rolle
The WNBA rookie signed with Seattle in July and has appeared in three games thus far, averaging 1.3 points in 4.0 minutes per game.
#14 Tierra Ruffin-Pratt
The second-year player has started six games and has played in all 29 games for Washington in 2014. She is averaging 4.8 points and 3.0 rebounds per game. Ruffin-Pratt set a career high with 18 points at Los Angeles on July 17.