UNCASVILLE, Conn. (February 7, 2017) – The Connecticut Sun announced today that it has re-signed veteran guard Alex Bentley.
No terms of the multi-year deal were released.
“I’m so thankful to be continuing my career in Connecticut,” said Bentley, a four-year WNBA veteran currently playing in Turkey. “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.”
Bentley made a career-best 34 starts last season, and she led the team in scoring, averaging 12.9 points per game. She was second on the team in assists (85), and set new single-season career highs for made threes (48), made field goals (169), rebounds (63) and free throws (51) while also playing a career-high 979 minutes.
“We are excited that Alex has signed a multi-year contract as she heads into the prime of her career,” Connecticut Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “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.”
Bentley collected her 1,500th career point and 350th assist during the 2016 WNBA season. She was named an Eastern Conference All Star during the 2015 season.
The Connecticut Sun will open the 2017 season on May 13th, hosting the Atlanta Dream at Mohegan Sun Arena at 7 p.m. Season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by contacting a sales representative at 877-SUN-TIXX or firstname.lastname@example.org or by visiting www.connecticutsun.com.