Meet your 2018 Connecticut Sun Draft Class!

Lexie Brown

Draft Position: No. 9 | College: Duke | Position: Guard

Curt Miller on Brown: “Lexie really helps with a need. I’m excited with her versatility at the one and the two (point guard and off guard), her ability to really stretch the floor at the one and the two. She’s such a great defender.”


  • Brown averaged 19.4 points, 4.4 rebounds, 4.4 assists and 3.7 steals while leading the Blue Devils to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament.
  • Her 122 steals were a new single-season program mark, breaking Alana Beard’s record of 114.
  • Brown, who began her college career at Maryland before transferring after two seasons, became just the third player in Power Five Conference history to reach 2,000 points, 500 assists, 300 steals and 200 threes.

Fun Facts

  • Loves to dance.
  • Daughter of former Boston Celtics star Dee Brown, who was the head coach of the Orlando Miracle in 2002. The next season, the team was purchased by Mohegan Sun and relocated to Connecticut.
  • Brown is the first daughter of a former WNBA head coach to be drafted in league history.

Mikayla Cowling

Draft Positon: No. 33 | College: Cal | Position: Guard/Forward

Curt Miller on Cowling: “Mikayla is an outstanding athlete with a pro-ready body. She has excellent length that allows her to rebound her position well while also being an effective defender. Offensively, she has always shown a willingness to share the ball and has good instincts.”


  • One of four players in Cal history to 1,000 points and 400 assists.
  • Was a two-time Pac 12 All-Defensive Team selection. Also a two-time Pac 12 Honorable Mention.
  • Finished career with 1,274 points and 584 rebounds. Also had 112 made three-pointers.
  • She is just the seventh player in Cal program history to be selected in the WNBA Draft.

Fun Facts

  • Older sister Alex played at Loyola Marymount.
  • Mikayla met Cal coach Lindsay Gottleib when she was 7 when Gottleib was recruiting her sister Alex. Once Gottleib got to Cal, she made recruiting Mikayla her top priority.
  • One of the reasons she chose Cal is because her mother, father, older sister Stephanie and an aunt all attended the school.

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