The Sun announced today that New Haven product Bria Holmes has committed to return to the organization.
Per team policy, no details of the contract were released.
Holmes averaged 6.3 points in 16 minutes of action last season for the Sun. The West Virginia graduate was a key figure in Connecticut’s run to the 2019 WNBA Finals.
Holmes returned to the WNBA in 2019 after taking the 2018 season off after giving birth to her daughter.
Over her three-year career, Holmes averages 7.2 points per game, shooting 40 percent from the field. She dropped in her 600th career point in 2019. In addition, the Connecticut product has career averages of 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists.
“I’m elated to have Bria back and am beyond grateful for her faith in me and her commitment to the Sun,” head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “She has only scratched the surface of her potential and I can’t wait to see what she does in an expanded role with us in 2020. She adds another versatile and dynamic player to our talented roster.”
Selected 11th overall by the Atlanta Dream in the first round of the 2016 WNBA Draft, the 6’1” guard was later acquired by the Sun for the No. 15 pick in the 2018 WNBA Draft and a second round selection in the 2019 draft.
“Connecticut, I’m back! Nothing is more exciting than being back in my home state playing in front of my daughter, family and friends,” Holmes said of her return to Connecticut. “I can’t wait to get back to work and continue to grow as a basketball player and teammate. I’m ready to compete and bring a championship back to Connecticut.”
“Bria is a Connecticut high school legend and is staying home to try to help lead her home state to its first WNBA title,” Miller added. “Not many storylines get better than that.”
The 2020 Sun campaign tips off on May 16 vs. the New York Liberty. For tickets and information, visit ConnecticutSun.com.