UNCASVILLE, Conn. (February 2, 2017) – The Connecticut Sun announced today that it has re-signed veteran point guard Jasmine Thomas,
No terms of the multi-year deal were released.
“I’m super excited to be staying in Connecticut,” Thomas said. “Curt and I have developed a good relationship. I believe in his system and I know he can bring championships to Connecticut in the future. I’m happy he views me as a valuable part of that.”
Thomas enjoyed her second straight career year with the Sun, setting new single-season averages with 11.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.1 assists per game. Her assist average was second in the WNBA in 2016. She also played a career-high 1,091 minutes.
“We are excited that Jasmine has signed a multi-year contract with the Sun,” head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “She is coming off an outstanding season with career numbers in nearly every statistical category. She is the extension of our coaching staff on the floor and provides needed leadership for the youngest roster in the league. She is a great role model for our young team and I truly admire the work ethic and professionalism she displays on a daily basis.”
Thomas reached career benchmarks of 1,500 points, 600 assists and 500 rebounds in 2016. She also extended her streak of consecutive games played to 204. She has not missed a game in her WNBA career.
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.