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Former Maryland guard Lexie Brown taken ninth overall by Connecticut Sun in WNBA draft

Former Maryland guard Lexie Brown taken ninth overall by Connecticut Sun in WNBA draft

Looking to build on last year’s first postseason appearance since 2012, the Connecticut Sun selected Duke third-team All-Star American guard Lexie Brown with the ninth pick of the first round in Thursday’s WNBA Draft.

“I am excited with her versatility at the one and the two, the ability to really stretch the floor in the one and two,” Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “She is such a great defender, anticipating for four years in that zone. Off the ball defensively, but she could also be on the ball. I think you win with small-guard play in this league.”

Brown, 5 feet 9, is only the third women’s player from a Power Five conference to accumulate over 2,000...

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