With just over three weeks left in the regular season, 10 former UConn players across nine teams are battling for eight playoff spots in the WNBA postseason.
Five former UConn women’s basketball players are currently among the top 12 in the league in scoring.
The Seattle Storm’s Breanna Stewart leads all scorers with a 22.8 points per game average. Diana Taurasi of the Phoenix Mercury and Tina Charles of the New York Liberty are fourth and fifth respectively averaging 20.3 and 20.2 points per game. The Minnesota Lynx’s Maya Moore finds herself ninth in scoring at 18.2 points per game while the Atlanta Dream’s Tiffany Hayes is 12th with 17.2 points per game.
Stewart and Charles are among the leaders in rebounds as well. Stewie is averaging 8.2 boards a game, which is good for fifth best, while Charles is 10th, pulling down 7.2 rebounds per game.
Sue Bird of the Seattle Storm is second in the WNBA in assists as she averages 7.3 per game. Taurasi is seventh best at 4.8 per game while the New York Liberty’s Bria Hartley is 12th with 3.7 helpers per game.
Rookie Gabby Williams of the Chicago Sky leads the league with 45 steals through 26 games. Moore and Stewart are tied for third with 40 steals in 25 games while the Atlanta Dream’s Renee Montgomery has 30.
Kia Nurse, Kiah Stokes, Charles and Hartley of the New York Liberty will take on the Connecticut Sun on August 1st at 7 p.m. Moriah Jefferson of the Las Vegas Aces, who didn’t play the first time they were in Connecticut, visits on August 5th in a 3 p.m. game.
Stefanie Dolson and Williams of the Chicago Sky will make their only appearance in the state on August 12th at 3 p.m. The same for the Dallas Wings’ rookie Azura Stevens who will take on the Sun at 7 p.m. on August 14th. Barring any playoff games in the Nutmeg State, Moore, who will make her second visit this season, will be the final former Husky to come back on August 17th at 7 p.m.