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Connecticut re-signs Bentley to multi-year contract

Alex Bentley will remain with the Connecticut Sun.

Chris Poss - Swish Appeal

Uncasville, Conn. — Last season, the Connecticut Sun had one of the youngest rosters in the league. Despite that though, they showed glimmers of promise — upsetting the Minnesota Lynx -- twice. A big reason for that was the play and leadership of Alex Bentley.

After a standout year last season, the Sun announced today they have re-signed Bentley to a multi-year contract.

“We are excited that Alex has signed a multi-year contract as she heads into the prime of her career,” said Curt Miller, Connecticut’s head coach and general manager. “She gives us a versatile combo guard with an aggressive scoring mentality. She has produced consistent numbers over the last three seasons for the Sun and I appreciate the confidence that she brings onto the court.”

Last year, Bentley averaged 12.9 points per team to lead her team in scoring; second on the team in assists after dishing out 85 on the year. She also set a plethora of season-highs: 48 made threes, 169 made field goals, pulled down 63 rebounds and connected on 52 free-throws.

“I'm so thankful to be continuing my career in Connecticut,” said Bentley. “The coaching staff has embraced me since day one and has allowed me to grow as a player on the court. I'm excited about our future as a franchise and hope our fans are just as excited to watch us do some exciting things in the near future."