UNCASVILLE, Conn. (February 21, 2017) – The Connecticut Sun announced today it has acquired Lynetta Kizer and the eighth overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft as part of a three-way trade involving the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever.
Connecticut traded veteran forward Camille Little and the rights to Jillian Alleyne to the Mercury. Phoenix traded Candice Dupree and the 17th pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft to Indiana.
“We are excited to obtain Lynetta Kizer, another outstanding player entering the prime of her career,” Sun head and general manager coach Curt Miller said. “She is a consistent offensive weapon with the ability to play facing the basket. She has shot fifty-three percent from the field and eighty-four percent from the foul line over her last two seasons. She also provides us with a needed physical presence on our roster.”
A 6-foot-4 veteran forward/center who will begin her sixth WNBA season, Kizer has steadily improved each season. In 2016, she appeared in 33 games with 12 starts for the Fever, averaging a career-best 9.3 points per game with career highs in blocks and steals. Kizer had single-game career-highs of 21 points and 10 rebounds at New York last July 21st. Over the past two seasons, she has averaged nine points per game.
Miller is also excited about obtaining a first-round pick in the upcoming draft.
“The eighth overall draft pick will give us the opportunity to add another talented piece to our young roster as we build towards a bright future,” he said.
The Connecticut Sun 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.