UNCASAVILLE, CT (December 19, 2019) – On Friday, Dec. 20, Connecticut Sun shooting guard Shekinna Stricklen and power forward Alyssa Thomas will have their jerseys retired by their respective high schools.
On Friday in Arkansas, Morrilton High School will honor Stricklen at Devil Dog Arena by raising her #40 jersey in the rafters. While at Morrilton, Stricklen competed four years at the varsity level and amassed 2,690 points, 1,400 rebounds, 726 assists, 474 steals and 605 blocked shots. During her high school career she was named to the 2008 USA Today All USA First Team, named All State and All Conference four years straight from 2005-2008.
The same day up in Pennsylvania, Central Dauphin High School will induct Thomas into the CD Hall of Fame. The Rams will honor Thomas at halftime of the 7:30 PM competition. The Connecticut Sun forward graduated from Central Dauphin in 2010 with many accomplishments. She averaged 24.3 points per game and 12.8 rebounds per game in pursuit to finishing as the school’s all-time leading scorer accumulating 2,291 total points. In 2010, she was named the Unanimous 2010 ESPN All-American, 2010 Pennsylvania AAAA State Player of the Year, USA Today All-American and was a three-time Pennsylvania AAAA first team All-State recipient.
Thomas and Stricklen helped lead the Sun to the WNBA Finals in 2019, finishing with a record of 23-11 overall record and a 5-3 in the playoffs. Thomas averaged 11.6 points per game during the regular season and 16 points per game during the playoffs. Stricklen led the team in three-point shooting with 76 three-pointers made and averaged nine points per game. The Sun’s 2020 season tips off in May. For tickets and information, visit ConnecticutSun.com.