Yvonne Anderson Accepts Training Camp Contract, Joins Connecticut

Uncasville, CT (February 22, 2022) – Today, the Connecticut Sun announced that Yvonne Anderson has signed a training camp contract extended by Head Coach and General Manager, Curt Miller.


Per team policy, no details were released.


“Yvonne is an experienced veteran international professional that is playing some of the best basketball of her career,” Miller said. “She is a combo guard that is used to competing against WNBA talent both in the EuroLeague and during her time with the Serbian National Team. We are excited to have her at camp competing for a spot on our 2022 roster.”


An American-born Serbian professional basketball player and daughter of St. John’s University Division I Head Coach Mike Anderson, Yvonne was a standout basketball player at the University of Texas from 2008-2012. Since her college career, in which she was an 1,000 point scorer, Anderson has made quite a name for herself in the international basketball scene over the last 10 years.


Over the last three seasons from 2018-2021, Anderson played in Turkey for Bellona Kayseri Basketbol, Mersin Buyuksehir Belediye, and Besiktas JK Istanbul averaging 17.3 points, 4.4 rebounds, 5.0 assists and 2.0 steals per game. Now, during the 2021-2022 season, Anderson is averaging 15.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 5.4 assists and 2.3 steals per game playing for Umana Reyer Venezia in Italy.


2021 was a particularly impressive year for Anderson. Having secured dual citizenship with Serbia and the United States the previous year, the 5-7 guard from Columbia, Missouri won the gold medal at the EuroBasket 2021 Championship in Valencia with the Serbian national team. One month later, Anderson represented Serbia again at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, helping the Serbian national team to a fourth place finish with a stat line of 24 points, four rebounds and five assists in the bronze medal match.


Most recently, Anderson helped the Serbian National Team win the 2022 FIBA World Cup Qualifying Tournament in Belgrade, Serbia. Anderson led her team to a 3-0 record, securing Serbia’s spot at the 2022 FIBA Women’s Basketball World Cup in Sydney, Australia. Her average stat line of 22.7 points, 5.7 rebounds, 4.3 assists, and 2.0 steals per game earned her the Group A TISSOT Most Valuable Player award for the Qualifying Tournament.


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