UNCASVILLE, Conn., May 2 – As the Connecticut Sun prepare for Wednesday and Thursday’s exhibition games at the Mohegan Sun Arena, the Sun cut two players and welcomed back All-Star guard Alex Bentley into training camp.
Bentely, who scored a career-high 14.7 points a game a year ago and had a career-high 49 steals and 31 three-point goals, was named to the WNBA’s Eastern Conference All-Star team for the first time in her career last summer. She rejoined the team Monday after finishing her season with Gelistirenler in Turkey.
The Sun will host the U.S. Olympian Elena Della Donne and the Chicago Sky at 7 p.m. on Wednesday. Prior to the game, the Atlanta Dream and Olympian Angel McCoughtry will face off against the San Antonio Stars and rookie Moriah Jefferson from UConn beginning at 5 p.m. On Thursday, Chicago and Atlanta play at 5 p.m. with Connecticut and San Antonio following at 7 p.m.
Connecticut released rookie Aliyyah Handford, the team’s third round pick and 27th overall. She was the all-time leading scorer at St. John’s with 2,058 points. The Sun also cut free agent guard Heather Butler, who was signed to a training camp contract on April 21.
Connecticut opens the regular season on May 14 in Chicago. The Sun host the Washington Mystics in their first home game on May 21.