UNCASVILLE, CT (June 25, 2020)- The Connecticut Sun announced today the signing of Jacki Gemelos. Previously, Gemelos was signed to a training camp contract with the Sun but was released due to the league roster cut-down date.
“Before the Covid-19 pandemic hit, Jacki was playing some of the best basketball of her career,” head coach Curt Miller said. “She is a veteran guard that adds versatility and depth to our backcourt.”
Gemelos was drafted by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2012 WNBA Draft from the University of Southern California. She officially signed with the Chicago Sky in 2015 where she appeared in 17 games.
This past season, the six-foot guard, competed in 19 games for Olympiacos in Greece. In 21.5 minutes per game, Gemelos averaged 13.5 points, shot 65.8% from the field, 43.5% from behind the arc and added in 4.5 assists per contest as well.
“In this unique and uncertain season, you can’t undervalue the impact a positive player with a reputation as a uniter can have on a team,” Miller continued. “I truly appreciate Jacki’s history of fighting through adversity and gratitude through these unprecedented times. She is someone I want in the foxhole with us in Florida.”
On June 15, the WNBA announced plans to tip off the 2020 Season which included the single site location for a 22-game regular season, an update on player salary and benefits and that the season will feature “bold commitment to social justice.” For more information on the Sun and 2020 WNBA season, visit connecticutsun.com.