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In ‘love’ with Connecticut, Stricklen re-signs with Sun

Connecticut Sun resigns unrestricted player Shekinna Stricklen to a multi-year contract.

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Today, the Connecticut Sun announced that they have re-signed Guard-Forward Shekinna Stricklen to a multi-year contract. Due to the Sun’s team policy, the terms have not been released.

“Because I was unrestricted, I could have looked at other options,” said Stricklen. “But I really love what we are building in Connecticut, and I wanted to continue to be a part of it. We have an incredible fan-base, the support of the Mohegan Tribe and a great group of players. The chemistry I have built with my teammates is amazing. I cannot wait to start the 2018 season.”

Stricklen will now enter her fourth season with the Sun and seventh overall in the WNBA. She shined in Connecticut’s 2017 season, starting 33 games and leading team with a career-high 71 three-pointers.

Last season Stricklen averaged 8.6 points per game, lead the team in scoring twice, and scored in double figures 14 times. She also tiptoed on franchise history by tying a franchise record with seven made threes at Seattle on July 12th.

“We are excited to have signed Shekinna to a multi-year deal,” expressed Sun General Manager and Head Coach Curt Miller. “Shekinna is coming off a career year and is one of only four players in the league to make over seventy three-point field goals during the 2017 season. Shekinna not only provides us with one of the premier deep threat options in the league but is also a fantastic teammate, adding to our overall culture in Connecticut.”