Where Are They Now - Nykesha Sales

Throughout the 2012 season, which marks the 10th Anniversary of the Connecticut Sun, we will be taking a look back at the members of the 2003 roster that went 18-16 and advanced to the Eastern Conference Finals. The final member of the team that we are catching up with is Nykesha Sales. Read the previous installments:
Shannon "Pee Wee" Johnson
Brooke Wykoff
Adrienne Johnson
Courtney Coleman
Wendy Palmer
Debbie Black
Jessie Hicks
Rebecca Lobo
Katie Douglas
Taj McWilliams-Franklin

How She Joined The Sun: A Bloomfield, Connecticut native, Nykesha was the inaugural player in franchise history, assigned to the Orlando Miracle by the WNBA on September 15, 1998.

Sun Career: Nykesha played five seasons in Connecticut, leading the Sun to the WNBA Finals twice, and the Eastern Conference Finals four times. She is still the all-time leading scorer in team history (3,995 points), and she also holds career marks for field goals (1,481), made threes (352), games played (278), consecutive games played (248) and minutes (8,762). Nykesha was one of three members from the 2003 Sun team to be voted on to the All-Decade team by fans and media this season.

After Connecticut: Nykesha currently lives in Orlando and has not played in the WNBA since announcing she would sit out the 2008 season because of concerns about nagging injuries. She has played overseas, and continues to do community relations work for the WNBA.