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Connecticut Sun Acquires Veteran Point Guard Moriah Jefferson!


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Uncasville, CT (February 3, 2024) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced that the organization has acquired seven-year veteran point guard Moriah Jefferson from the Phoenix Mercury, in exchange for Rebecca Allen in a sign-and-trade deal. Jefferson’s contract extends through the next two seasons.

 

“We thank Bec for her contributions this past season,” remarked Sun General Manager Darius Taylor. “She made such a big impact during her time in Connecticut and we wish her the best in her next chapter.”

 

Jefferson, originally drafted second overall by the San Antonio Stars in the 2016 WNBA Draft, comes to Connecticut with seven seasons of league experience. In 2023, Jefferson played for the Phoenix Mercury where she averaged 10.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.1 steals per game. Prior to Phoenix, the 5-6 point guard played three seasons with San Antonio Stars/Las Vegas Aces, two seasons with the Dallas Wings and one season with the Minnesota Lynx. In 2016, Jefferson picked up WNBA All-Rookie Team honors and in 2022, she became one of just 15 players in WNBA history to record a triple-double when she recorded 13 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists for the Minnesota Lynx on June 28, 2022.  

 

“We are excited to add Moriah to our team,” said Sun Head Coach Stephanie White. “She gives us an experienced guard that can impact the game on both ends with her speed, quickness and playmaking ability.”

 

Jefferson, a Glenn Heights, Texas native, is no stranger to Connecticut, having played her collegiate career with the UConn Huskies from 2012-2016. She left UConn as a four-time NCAA National Champion, a two-time Nancy Liberman Award winner (2015, 2016), a two-time WBCA All-American (2015, 2016) and the program’s all-time leader in assists (659). Jefferson, along with senior classmates Breanna Stewart and Morgan Tuck, compiled a record of 151-5 through their careers at UConn, which marked the most wins by a senior class in NCAA history.  

 

“We are overjoyed to welcome Moriah back to the Connecticut community and the Sun organization,” said Taylor. “She will have an immediate impact on the court and in the locker room.”

 

Jefferson and the Sun tip off the 2024 season on Tuesday, May 14 against the Indiana Fever at 8:00 PM EST at Mohegan Sun Arena.

 

Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For additional information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com


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