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Connecticut Finalizes 2021 Training Camp Roster

April 22, 2021 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA) - Connecticut Sun News Release


Connecticut Sun Head Coach and General Manager Curt Miller today finalized the 2021 Sun training camp roster. The team will gear up for training camp on Sunday, April 25 in Uncasville, CT at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Connecticut will head into camp with a 22-player roster, but due to overseas commitments, Jonquel Jones, Briann January and Jasmine Thomas will arrive late. Among the Sun returners, Jonquel Jones, Briann January, Jasmine Thomas, will all arrive late due to commitments overseas. Other returners from the 2020 roster that will compete in training camp include DeWanna Bonner, Brionna Jones, Natisha Hiedeman, Kaila Charles and Beatrice Mompremier, though Bonner, Jones and Mompremier will arrive late. Seven-year veteran, Alyssa Thomas will be present at camp, but will be out for the 2021 season after suffering an injury competing overseas.

The Sun's three draftees, DiJonai Carrington (No. 20), Micaela Kelly (No. 21) and Aleah Goodman (No. 30) will also be in attendance. Additionally, 10 other players received an invite to training camp. Tanaya Atkinson, Morgan Bertsch, Feyonda Fitzgerald, Brianna Fraser, Kai James, Stephanie Jones, Teana Muldrow, Vionise Pierre-Louis, and Kamiah Smalls will compete for a spot on the Connecticut Sun's 2021 roster. Fraser and Smalls will also arrive late to camp.

By no later than 5pm ET on May 13, the Sun will announce their opening day roster. The WNBA pre-season begins on May 1 and will conclude May 11. Between this time Connecticut will compete in two pre-season games - one home and one away. On May 3, New York comes to town for a closed scrimmage and on May 8, the team will travel to Dallas.

Connecticut 2021 Training Camp Roster

No Player Position Date of Birth College Experience

10 Tanaya Atkinson G 1/28/1996 Temple R

22 Morgan Bertsch F 4/20/1997 California-Davis R

24 DeWanna Bonner* F-G 8/21/1987 Auburn 11

21 DiJonai Carrington G-F 1/8/1998 Baylor R

3 Kaila Charles G-F 3/23/1998 Maryland 1

6 Feyonda Fitzgerald G 4/15/1995 Temple 1

Brianna Fraser* F 5/22/1997 Maryland R

11 Aleah Goodman G 11/24/1998 Oregon State R

2 Natisha Hiedeman G 2/10/1997 Marquette 2

7 Kai James C 7/26/1995 Florida State R

20 Briann January* G 1/11/1987 Arizona State 12

4 Stephanie Jones F 7/10/1998 Maryland R

42 Brionna Jones* F 12/18/1995 Maryland 4

35 Jonquel Jones* F 1/5/1994 George Washington 4

12 Micaela Kelly G 7/2/1998 Central Michigan R

1 Beatrice Mompremier* F 8/8/1996 Miami 1

14 Teana Muldrow F 12/16/1995 West Virginia 1

0 Vionise Pierre-Louis C 10/17/1995 Oklahoma R

8 Kamiah Smalls* G 4/17/1998 James Madison 1

25 Alyssa Thomas^ F 4/12/1992 Maryland 7

5 Jasmine Thomas* G 9/30/1989 Duke 10

23 Sydney Wallace G 12/6/1993 Georgia Tech R

*January, J. Jones, J. Thomas will arrive late due to overseas competition

^A. Thomas will be out for the 2021 season with an injury

General Manager & Head Coach: Curt Miller

Assistant Coaches: Brandi Poole, Chris Koclanes

Head Athletic Trainer: Nicole Alexander

Strength & Conditioning: Analisse Rios

Basketball Operations Manager: Peter Feeney

Connecticut will tip-off the 2021 season on Friday, May 14 against the Atlanta Dream. The Sun will return home on Sunday, May 16 for a game against the Phoenix Mercury at 7pm. This will mark the team's first time on the Mohegan hardwood since Game 4 of the WNBA Finals against the Washington Mystics on October 8, 2019. For additional information on the team visit connecticutsun.com.

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