Hightower, Greene Sign New Contracts

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (March 26, 2014) – The Connecticut Sun announced today it has signed Allison Hightower to a four-year contract.

As per team policy, terms were not released.

“We are happy to have Ally back with us,” Connecticut Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “This contract says a lot about how much confidence she has in this franchise and the direction it is going.”

Selected out of LSU by the Connecticut Sun in the second round (15th overall) of the 2010 WNBA Draft, Hightower had a breakthrough season in 2013, earning All Star recognition while establishing career-highs in nine statistical categories, including scoring average (12.8 ppg.), made threes (24), made field goals (108) and shooting percentage (.424). Hightower had a career-high 23 points against San Antonio last July 14th.

“We know that Allison will continue to be an instrumental part of the Connecticut Sun in the future,” Sun coach Anne Donovan said. “This long-term contract signifies her value to our organization, and I couldn't be more pleased.”

Connecticut also announced it has signed Kalana Greene to a one-year deal. A 5-10 guard, Greene appeared in 34 games for the Sun for the second straight season in 2013. She had a career-high 126 rebounds last season.

The Connecticut Sun begin its 12th season at Mohegan Sun Arena on May 16th against the New York Liberty at 7 p.m. Season tickets and mini plans are on sale now, and can be purchased by calling a Sun Ticket Representative at 1.877.SUN.TIXX (786-8499) or via email at tickets@connecticutsun.com. To purchase season tickets online, visit http://bit.ly/sunseason14. Mini plans can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/miniplans14.