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Sydney Carter

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Background

2013 WNBA Season: Appeared in 15 games with one start…Signed twice during 2013 season as an emergency hardship replacement player…Return of healthy Renee Montgomery forced Sun to waive Carter (6/10)…Injuries to Kelly Faris and Allison Hightower allowed Sun to re-sign Carter (8/23)…Scored a career-high 11 points at Washington (9/13)…Had a career-high eight assists against Tulsa (7/2).

2012 WNBA Season: Appeared in one game for Chicago…Played nine minutes…Had four points and one steal.

Other Professional Experience: Played for TTT Riga in Latvia during the 2013-14 offseason…Played in Israel for Hapoel Galil Elyon in 2012-13.

College: Three-year captain at Texas A&M…Two-time Big 12 All-Defensive Team selection…Finished career with 1,152 points, 375 assists and 355 rebounds…Averaged a career-best 11.2 points per game as a senior…2011 NCAA Dallas Regional Most Outstanding Player…Helped lead Aggies to 2011 NCAA championship…Made 128 three-pointers…All Big 12 second team as a senior.

Personal

Full name is Sydney Reñe Carter...Daughter of Don and Suzy Atchison...Has six brothers and sisters,...Human resource development major at Texas A&M... Led DeSoto High School to a 36-3 overall record and a regional championship appearance in 2007...Regional runner-up and state runner-up in 2008...Won three AAU National Championships in a row while playing for Team Texas Express...Also lettered in track and field...Member of the National Honor Society…Rated the No. 63 overall prospect and the 10th-best point guard in the Class of 2008 by the All-Star Girls Basketball Report...Named district MVP, all-state and all-region as a senior...Recorded 14 points for the North in the TGCA All-Star Game in the summer of 2008...Selected as co-MVP of District 8-5A and earned all-area second team honors in 2007...Averaged 11.9 points and 4.3 rebounds as a junior passing the 1,200 career-point mark...Rated the ninth-best player in the state of Texas.

Career Transactions

Selected by the Chicago Sky with the 27th overall pick in the 2012 WNBA Draft…Waived by Sky June 27, 2012…Signed by Atlanta Dream March 18, 2013…Waived by Dream on May 22nd…Signed by Connecticut Sun June 10th…Waived by Sun July 16th…Signed by Sun on August 23rd.