Connecticut Sun Updates

By DJ Harding –

With the Season about one month away the Connecticut Sun have been very busy this past week after the WNBA Draft.

For starters individual tickets for all home games will go on sale Tuesday April 18th at 10 AM EST. The tickets can be found on Ticketmaster and the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office.

The Sun will host the Washington Mystics for their home opener on May 21st as they look to make a journey back to the finals as they did last season.

During the home opener the Sun plan to honor the career of WNBA Legend Taj McWilliams-Franklin. McWilliams-Franklin played eight seasons with the Sun from 1999-2006. Her number 11 jersey will join Margo Dydek (12), Nykesha Sales (42), Katie Douglas (23), Lindsey Whalen (13), and Asjha Jones (15) in the rafters during a special ceremony.

The Connecticut Sun also activated year two of a five year partnership with Post University.

Located in Waterbury, Connecticut Post University is an academic institution that provides in-person, online and hybrid secondary education courses. It is the Official Education Partner and the Jersey Patch Sponsor for the Connecticut Sun through the 2026 season.

Post University has a slew of activities for the 2023 season to get fans involved, as well as to give students opportunities to gain skills in the professional sports world. 

Post University will be the Presenting Sponsor of three home games this season: the Home Opener on May 21 at 1:00PM against the Indiana Fever; Women of Inspiration Night during Connecticut’s August 31 game against the Phoenix Mercury at 7:00 PM, where the Sun will be honoring women that have made strides and a difference in their fields and industries, and Bobblehead Night during the Sun’s game on August 24 against the New York Liberty at 7:00 PM, where the first 4,000 fans in attendance will receive an Alyssa Thomas bobblehead.

The final piece of news coming out of Connecticut this week was the signing of a couple of players to training camp contracts.

The Connecticut Sun has signed Caitlin Bickle, Jayla Everett and Khallia Hillsman to training camp contracts that were officially announced earlier in the week.

Bickle joins the Sun after finishing up her college career at Baylor using her fifth year of eligibility in which she averaged 11.9 points, 7.9 rebounds, and 2.6 assists.

Everette also comes to Connecticut after finishing her college career. Everette used her final year of eligibility with St.John’s after playing two seasons at Pittsburgh (2020-2022) and Two seasons at New Mexico (2018-2020) before that.

Hillsman, a 6-5 center out of Texas A&M, has made training camp appearances for the Seattle Storm (2018) and Atlanta Dream (2022).

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