Sun Sign Katie Douglas To Free Agent Contract

UNCASVILLE, Conn. (March 24, 2014) – The Connecticut Sun announced today it has signed three-time All Star Katie Douglas to a two-year contract with a third-year option.

“I am definitely excited to be rejoining the Connecticut Sun,” said Douglas, a 6-0 guard who has played the last six seasons with the Indiana Fever after beginning her career with the Connecticut Sun franchise. “I had a great five years there playing in front of some of the best fans in the WNBA. I look forward to reconnecting with the community and to helping Connecticut become a championship contender.”

Originally drafted by the Orlando Miracle in 2001, Douglas relocated to Connecticut with the rest of the franchise when it was purchased by the Mohegan Tribe in 2003. During five seasons in Connecticut, she helped the Sun reach two WNBA Finals and four Eastern Conference Finals while compiling a regular-season record of 104-64 (.615).

“We are very excited to have Katie return to Connecticut, bringing with her the experience and veteran leadership this team needs,” Connecticut Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “Katie was on our radar throughout the offseason. I believe our fans will embrace her return.”

A 13-year WNBA veteran, Douglas ranks fifth all-time in league history in made threes (663), ninth all time in scoring (5,142 points) and 17th in assists (1,006). In Sun history, Douglas still ranks in the top five of 11 career statistical categories, including second in made threes (319), third in steals (342), and fourth in points (2,578), assists (536), games played (214) and minutes (6,366).

“Katie's championship experience, her extreme competitiveness and her superior skill set will be a tremendous boost to our team,” Sun coach Anne Donovan said. “We are all really excited to welcome her back to Connecticut.”

Douglas averaged 15.4 points per game during six seasons in Indiana, starting in all 166 games she appeared. She had a career-high 80 made three-pointers during the 2012 season, and made a career-best 119 free throws during the 2008 season.

The Indiana native has appeared in 56 playoff games with Connecticut and the Fever, averaging 13 points per game in the postseason.

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 the Big Game mini plan 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. The Big Game mini plan can be purchased online at http://bit.ly/biggamepack14.