WNBA Champion Astou Ndour-Fall Signs with Connecticut

Uncasville, CT (February 3, 2024) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced that center Astou Ndour-Fall (pronounced ahh-stoo doo-fall) has signed with the team on a one-year deal. Per team policy, no details were released.

“Astou brings an all-around dimension to our team with her length, experience and ability to stretch the floor,” said Sun General Manager Darius Taylor. “We look forward to her coming back to the W in a Connecticut Sun uniform and providing depth in the paint.”

Ndour-Fall, originally drafted 16th overall by the San Antonio Stars in 2014 out of Gran Canaria, Spain, comes to Connecticut after most recently playing with the Chicago Sky during the 2021 WNBA season, winning a WNBA Championship. The 6-5 center also played in Chicago during the 2018 and 2019 seasons, with the San Antonio Stars in 2014 and 2016, and with the Dallas Wings in 2020 over the course of her WNBA career. Over 114 career games in the WNBA, Ndour-Fall has averaged 5.4 points, 3.3 rebounds and 0.6 blocks per game.

Ndour-Fall was born in Dakar, Senegal but moved to Spain during her childhood and obtained her Spanish citizenship in 2011. She has been a member of the Spanish National Team since 2014, winning a silver medal at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics and a bronze medal at the 2018 FIBA World Cup. Ndour-Fall has found great success playing professionally in the EuroLeague and EuroCup having played with clubs in Italy, Russia, Turkey and Spain. Most recently, she signed with Spanish league team, Gran Canaria, where she is averaging 14.5 points, 10.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game.

The Sun tip off the 2024 season on Tuesday, May 14 against the Indiana Fever at 8:00 PM EST at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Established in 2003, the Connecticut Sun is a professional women’s basketball team in the Women’s National Basketball Association that takes residence at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, CT. For additional information or to purchase season tickets, visit www.connecticutsun.com.