Connecticut Sun

The Connecticut Sun have earned the best record in the WNBA through the first 7 games of the season. The team chemistry is apparent, and alongside their coaching staff, it is perfectly clear why this squad is shaking up the league.

Connecticut Sun Stat Spotlight

Through the first 11 games of the season, the Sun have averaged 81 points per game as a team.

Although their average in points are down from a season ago where they averaged 87, there seems to be a new poise to the team. Players appear focused on winning a championship. And if the league did not know they were contenders, they certainly do now.

Team’s Head Coach Curt Miller is on pace to win Coach of the Year after this season. Ever since training camp began, Miller has prepared players for a hard fought season and it is working out in their favor.

Coach Miller made some tough decisions on who would be on the final roster prior to the season beginning. He chose players that would fit within the Connecticut Sun system, hoping to set the team rotation up for success throughout a grueling season schedule.

Connecticut Sun Rotation

MVp Potential – Jonquel Jones

The team has been led by 4-year veteran Jonquel Jones and she has not disappointed in the early season.

Jones is averaging career numbers across the board with 16.4 points per game alongside 11 rebounds per game.

Jones displays phenomenal skill in the post and can also step out at the three-point line. People around the league have noticed Jones’ play and she is in the running for MVP candidacy.

Jones is not the only player who deserves praise for the team’s success.

Connecticut Sun Role Players
  • Alyssa Thomas is averaging 12 points and 7 rebounds a game
  • Courtney Williams is averaging 11 points while shooting over 50 percent from behind the 3 point line
  • Jasmine Thomas is averaging 10.5 points and 5.5 assists

These role players have been huge for the Sun’s success and continue to play hard on a nightly basis. The Sun have displayed a well-balanced scoring attack. Furthermore, they appear to feed off each other and enjoy celebrating the hottest hand of the night.

Connecticut Sun Future Forecast

As this young WNBA season continues on, we hope to see the Sun continue to play with the same energy and effort. The squad will continue to face challenges by some of the great teams in the league including the Seattle Storm, the Washington Mystics, the Minnesota Lynx, and others.

The question will continue to be —

Is this team championship bound?

Will they be able to maintain the momentum as the WNBA rolls into the post season?

Can they continue to score with such balanced efficiency while defending the big names in the league like Maya Moore, Sylvia Fowles, and more?

These women are hungry for a championship and they have worked hard all offseason to get to where they are now.

Despite key offseason losses, this team has adjusted and achieved as a cohesive unit.

They will continue to face adversity throughout the year, but they are mentally and physically strong enough to overcome these obstacles and keep chasing after what’s theirs.

Will the Connecticut Sun continue to be a championship contender?

We will continue to watch them the rest of the year and cannot wait to see how far they go in the playoffs.

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Nick Andre is back with basketball 24/7. And I love it. I have also been impressed watching this squad continue to win against difficult competition. But I think I will withhold my final judgements to see how they hold up in the playoffs. Their scoring attack requires that they knock down the three ball. When facing competiton liek the Minnesota Lynx, in a series, what happens if the shot doesn’t fall for either team? The Lynx win because Sylvia Fowles is still knocking 30 back on you.
The Connecticut Sun better keep that offense but also be able to provide the defense that championships in the WNBA require. That is definitely how the Sparks won theirs. Playing D first, and passing to Candace Parker after that. It will be interesting to watch. Facts.
I love basketball. I love the WNBA. If you are new to the league and want to follow all the happenings then the Connecticut Sun in 2019 is a great place to start!

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