Holmes re-signs with Sun

Bria Holmes re-signed with the Connecticut Sun on Saturday after emerging as their top reserve in her first year with them last season.

No details of the contract were released per team policy.

Holmes, a 6-foot-1 guard, averaged 6.3 points and 16 minutes last season for the Sun. The former Hillhouse and West Virginia standout helped Connecticut reach the 2019 WNBA Finals.

“Connecticut, I’m back!,” Holmes said in a statement. “Nothing is more exciting than being back in my home state playing in front of my daughter, family and friends. I can’t wait to get back to work and continue to grow as a basketball player and teammate. I’m ready to compete and bring a championship back to Connecticut.”

Holmes returned to the WNBA last season after taking 2018 off after giving birth to her daughter. She was taken 11th overall (first round) by the Atlanta Dream in the 2016 WNBA Draft. Connecticut traded for her during the 2018 draft in exchange for a 2019 second-round pick.

The Sun have eight players signed to contracts and can carry up to 12 players. It still three unsigned players left in starters Shekinna Stricklen (forward) and Courtney Williams (guard) and reserve guard Rachel Banham.

“I’m elated to have Bria back and am beyond grateful for her faith in me and her commitment to the Sun,” Connecticut head coach and general manager Curt Miller said in a statement. “She has only scratched the surface of her potential and I can’t wait to see what she does in an expanded role with us in 2020. She adds another versatile and dynamic player to our talented roster.”


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