Uncasville, CT (June 1, 2022) – Connecticut Sun forward Alyssa Thomas was named the Kia WNBA Eastern Conference Player of the Month, the league announced today. This marks the first time Thomas has taken home this award in her WNBA career.
Thomas returns to the Connecticut Sun this season after missing all but six games of the 2021 campaign recovering from an Achilles injury. During the month of May, she averaged 15.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 4.9 assists, and 2.0 assists in 31.9 minutes per game, as the Sun went 6-3 in regular season play. Thomas has started in all nine games and is currently leading the Sun in points (15.8), assists (4.9), and steals (2.0) per game and is second in field goal percentage (53.3%).
This is the eighth time a Connecticut Sun player has received the Player of the Month accolade, with Thomas being just the third Sun player to have received the honor [Tina Charles (3) – June 2011; June, July 2012 | Jonquel Jones (4) – June 2017; May, August, September 2021]. Connecticut is now tied with the Chicago Sky and Washington Mystics for fourth in Player of the Month Honors by team.
With 12 points in Tuesday night’s 89-81 loss to the Las Vegas Aces, Thomas eclipsed 2,500 points in her WNBA career. She now has 2,505 points, a number that puts her fifth all-time in Connecticut franchise history.
Thomas and the Connecticut Sun return to action Thursday night against the Las Vegas Aces at 10:00 P.M. EST at Michelob ULTRA Arena, where they look to avenge Tuesday’s loss in their second of two games in Vegas.
The Connecticut Sun is celebrating its 20th Anniversary as a franchise this year. For additional information or to purchase tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com.