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    Sunday, April 21, 2024

    Bonner re-signs with the Sun

    In this Sept. 24, 2023, file photo, New York Liberty guard Sabrina Ionescu, front right, is defended by Connecticut Sun forward DeWanna Bonner, left, during the second quarter of a WNBA game in New York. (AP Photo/Eduardo Munoz Alvarez)

    Mohegan — The Connecticut Sun announced announced that the team has re-signed forward/guard DeWanna Bonner on Tuesday.

    The two-time WNBA champion and five-time WNBA all-star, was drafted fifth overall in the 2009 by the Phoenix Mercury. She has spent the last four seasons with the Sun after being traded from the Mercury prior to the 2020 season.

    ‘“We’re excited to have DB return to the Sun,” said Sun head coach Stephanie White in a release. “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.”

    The 6-4 Bonner 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, including 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).

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