Uncasville, CT (September 11, 2023) – Connecticut Sun forward, Alyssa Thomas, was named the 2023 Peak Performer in rebounds per game this season. The WNBA Peak Performer awards are presented to the regular season statistical leaders in points per game, rebounds per game and assists per game. This is Thomas’ first Peak Performer honor of her ten-year WNBA career.
The veteran forward finished the regular season averaging a league and career-best 9.9 rebounds per game. Over 40 contests, she finished the season with 394 total rebounds, tallying 24 games with 10+ rebounds and leading Connecticut in rebounding in 29 games. She set a new career high in rebounds in her 21-point, 20-rebound and 12-assist triple-double performance against Minnesota on August 1. Thomas also became the franchise’s all-time leader in rebounds, passing Taj McWilliams-Franklin (1,814) on June 25 versus Chicago and eclipsed 2,000 career rebounds on August 24 against New York.
Thomas joins Jonquel Jones (2017, 2019, 2021) and Tina Charles (2010, 2011, 2012) as the only three players in Connecticut Sun franchise history to take home the WNBA Peak Performer in rebounds honor.
Thomas and the Connecticut Sun are back in action on Wednesday, September 13 at 8:00 PM ET at Mohegan Sun Arena when they take on the Minnesota Lynx in game 1 of the first round of the WNBA playoffs.
Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For more information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com or call 1-877-SUN-TIXX.