Alyssa Thomas Signs Multi-Year Deal With Connecticut Sun

All-Star forward Alyssa Thomas has agreed to return to the Connecticut Sun on a multiyear deal.

The Sun announced the deal Monday with the four-year WNBA veteran and restricted free agent.

“I’m excited to continue my career with the Sun and build on what we started last season,” Thomas said in a statement. “Our fans and the Mohegan Tribe have been incredibly supportive throughout my time here. My teammates are a special group and Curt [MIller] has established a winning culture. We’re going to do everything we can to bring home a championship.”

Thomas, a Maryland graduate, was selected to her first All-Star game last season, finishing the year averaging 14.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game. She was also named Eastern Conference player of the week twice, while helping the Sun to a playoff berth.

“Alyssa emerged as a WNBA All-Star and one of the most talented facilitating forwards in the entire league,” Sun general manager and coach Curt Miller said in a statement. “She helped us play an exciting style at the offensive end, while providing a toughness that every championship team requires. We are excited about her long-term commitment to the Sun and look forward to building on the momentum gained during the 2017 season.”

Thomas is headed into her fifth WNBA season.

Selected by the New York Liberty with the fourth pick in the 2014 WNBA draft, she was acquired by the Sun in a draft-day trade.

At Maryland, where she was a three-time ACC player of the year.

Thomas has appeared in 122 WNBA games with 115 starts, averaging 11.3 points. Last season, she collected her 1,300th career point, 700th rebound, 300th assist and 150th steal.

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