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Five-Time WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner Re-Signs with Connecticut

February 6, 2024 - Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA)
Connecticut Sun News Release


Uncasville, CT - The Connecticut Sun announced today that the two-time WNBA Champion and five-time WNBA All-Star DeWanna Bonner has re-signed with the team on a one-year deal. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

"We're excited to have DB return to the Sun," remarked Sun Head Coach Stephanie White. "She's a Hall of Fame player whose legacy extends beyond the court. She's a cornerstone of everything we do, and we are grateful to have her back."

Bonner, originally drafted fifth overall in the 2009 WNBA Draft by the Phoenix Mercury, has spent the last four seasons with the Sun after being traded from the Mercury prior to the 2020 season. Throughout her 14-year WNBA career, Bonner has earned a plethora of accolades including WNBA Sixth Player of the Year (2009, 2010, 2011), WNBA All-Star (2015, 2018, 2019, 2021, 2023), WNBA Champion (2009, 2014), All-WNBA First Team (2015), All-WNBA Second Team (2020) and AP Comeback Player of the Year (2018).

The 6-4 forward-guard appeared and started in all 40 regular season games for Connecticut during the 2023 season, averaging a team-high 17.4 points, along with 5.6 rebounds, 2.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game. She set a Connecticut Sun franchise record for most points scored in a single regular season with 697 points and a new franchise record for most points scored in a single game with a career-high 41 points against Las Vegas on June 8, 2023.

Bonner hit a handful of personal statistical milestones last season, tallying her 1,000th career assist, 500th career three-point field goal and 300th career block in 2023. She joined Tamika Catchings as one of two players in WNBA history to record at least 6,800 points, 2,800 rebounds, 1,000 assists, 550 steals and 300 blocks in their career. Bonner enters the 2024 season climbing the WNBA record books, currently sitting at 6th all-time in scoring (6,881), 10th all-time in rebounds (2,829), 13th all-time in steals (556), 11th all-time in three-point field goals made (565) and 10th all-time in games played (462).

"We are elated to be able to keep DeWanna Bonner in a Connecticut Sun uniform," said Sun General Manager Darius Taylor. "DeWanna's impact on our team and organization on and off the court is something we treasure. We look forward to her continuing to be a huge part of our organization and helping our quest for our first title."

Bonner and the Sun tip off the 2024 season on Tuesday, May 14 against the Indiana Fever at 8:00 PM EST at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women's basketball team in the Women's National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For additional information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com.


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