Four WNBA game days are behind us, with each team getting two games under their belt. Here are some of the biggest story lines from former Huskies in their first few appearances of the season:
Opening weekend by the numbers
Former UConn women’s basketball stars played in five of the six opening weekend games. Huskies made up 15 percent of the WNBA’s opening weekend starters and accounted for 13 percent of the minutes played during Saturday and Sunday’s games. They also combined for 130 opening weekend points.
Williams and Stevens excelling in Chicago
Stevens had a solid debut in a Sky uniform, tallying 12 points and three rebounds. She followed that display with an even more impressive performance during Chicago’s game against Los Angeles on Tuesday, where she scored a game-high 21 points including four three pointers. Stevens also collected eight rebounds, dished out four assists, and blocked two shots.
Williams’ athleticism and versatility has been on full display in the first two games of the season as well. She is currently averaging 12.5 points per game and had five assists on Tuesday night - including this highlight reel pass to Stevens:
Samuelson hitting her stride
Katie Lou Samuelson may have struggled in Chicago last season, but she seems to be quickly finding her place in Dallas. Samuelson played 19 minutes in the Wings’ second game of the season and scored a career-high 12 points. She was 4-5 from the floor and had two three-pointers, while also adding two boards and a steal in Dallas’ win over New York.
Dangerfield stuffs the stat sheet in debut
Crystal Dangerfield shined in her WNBA debut, playing 20 minutes in Minnesota’s opener and tallying 10 points, two rebounds, an assist, and a steal. Dangerfield also played a pivotal role in securing the Lynx’s win over Connecticut on Sunday alongside former UConn teammate, Napheesa Collier.
Walker returns after bout with coronavirus
Megan Walker is now available for the New York Liberty, after following league quarantine procedures and being medically cleared to play. Walker made her WNBA debut against the Wings on Wednesday night where she played just two minutes and scored her first bucket of the season.