UNCASVILLE, Conn. (May 6, 2015) – The Connecticut Sun announced today it has waived Danielle McCray, who recently suffered a torn right anterior cruciate ligament.
“My heart breaks for Danielle,” Sun coach Anne Donovan said. “This latest injury comes at a time when she was playing her best basketball in Israel. I admire Dee very much. Her professionalism, work ethic and team-first mentality made her a special part of our team.”
Originally drafted out of Kansas by the Sun with the seventh overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft, McCray appeared in 80 games, averaging 4.6 points with 56 made threes, 159 rebounds and 89 assists.
McCray missed her entire rookie season in the WNBA recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament injury to her left knee. She suffered the injury in February of her senior season at Kansas, where she finished as the third all-time scorer in program history with 1,934 points.
In 2011, McCray appeared in 34 games with 23 starts, averaging 5.9 points per game. She averaged 4.8 points in 28 games in 2012, then missed all of 2013 recovering from a complete tear of her left Achilles tendon suffered in April while competing in Italy. Last season, McCray missed 14 games with a right thumb injury, averaging 1.9 points in 18 games.
The Connecticut Sun open the 2015 regular season on June 5th, hosting the Washington Mystics at 7 p.m. at Mohegan Sun Arena.