Leedham Signs With Connecticut

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (February 25, 2013) – The Connecticut Sun announced Monday it has signed Johannah Leedham to a rookie contract.

As per team policy, terms were not released.

Selected in the third round of the 2010 WNBA Draft with the 27th overall pick, Leedham is a native of Ellesmere Port, England who averaged a team-high 16.2 points along with 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists while representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics. She has played professionally in France, Australia and Poland.

“It’s been a few years since we drafted her, so we are excited to see what she can bring to our team,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said.

In 2010, Leedham became the all-time leading scorer in the history of NCAA Division II women’s basketball, collecting 3,050 points at Franklin Pierce. As a senior, she led Division II, averaging 26.9 points per game while guiding the Ravens to a 32-2 overall record and a spot in the Final Four.

Leedham played two years at Cheshire (Conn.) Academy. She was the New England Prep School Player of the Year and MVP of the Class C Tournament in 2005, and she was also a McDonalds All-Star nominee.

The Connecticut Sun will open its 11th season at Mohegan Sun Arena on Saturday, May 25th, against the New York Liberty at 7 p.m. Season tickets for 2013 are currently on sale, and can be reserved by calling a Sun Ticket Sales Representative at 1.877.SUN.TIXX or by e-mailing the Sun at tickets@connecticutsun.com. To purchase season tickets online, visit http://tinyurl.com/ctsunseason2013. Deposits are also now being accepted for mini plans.