By Tiffany Williams –
Monday night at Spring Studio in Manhattan the WNBA held their annual Draft. With the 22nd pick in the 2023 WNBA Draft, the Connecticut Sun selected Alexis Morris from Louisiana State University. And with the 34th pick, the Connecticut Sun selected Ashten Prechtel from Stanford University.
Morris comes to Connecticut after finishing her collegiate career as a National Champion at LSU. The 5-6 guard averaged a career-best 15.4 points, along with 2.9 rebounds, 4.1 assists and 1.8 steals during the 2022-23 season. Morris picked up First Team All-SEC honors this year, as well as Greenville Regional 2 All-Tournament Team and Final Four All-Tournament team selections on her way to the program’s first national title.
The Beaumont, Texas native was also named a semifinalist for the Liberman Award as one of the nation’s top point guards. Prior to LSU, Morris began her collegiate career at Baylor and made stops at Rutgers and Texas A&M.
As a lead-guard with combo-skills, Morris has a confident floor game and knows how to handle the ball. Her attacks and finishes is what has made her an explosive player.
When asked how excited she was to be going to the Connecticut Sun, Alexis said “I’m super excited God is good. I got the opportunity to play professional. I appreciate this pick the Sun has offered me, giving me an opportunity. I’m gonna take full advantage of it. I’m super thankful and grateful.”
In a statement, Darius Taylor, Connecticut Sun General Manager said “We are very excited to get a first round talent in the second round. “We look forward to having Alexis come to camp and show us why she’s a champion.”
Also going to the Sun is Ashten Prechtel from Stanford University. Prechtel leaves Palo Alto a NCAA Champion (2021), a three-time Pac-12 regular season champion (2021-23) and a two-time Pac-12 Tournament champion (2021, 22). She also picked up Pac-12 All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention (2020) and Pac-12 Sixth Player of the Year- Media (2020) honors throughout her career at Stanford.
“Ashten is a player we have had our eye on for a long time,” said Darius Taylor, Connecticut Sun General Manager. “We are happy that we were able to add a big that can shoot the ball from the perimeter and give us versatility in the post.”