Connecticut Sun Release:
UNCASVILLE, Conn. (January 26, 2017) – The Connecticut Sun announced today that Aneika Henry-Morello has been traded to the Atlanta Dream in exchange for Reshanda Gray.
“We are excited to add Reshanda to the Connecticut Sun family,” Sun head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. “She is a physical post player who consistently battles on the glass and can thrive in our up-tempo offensive system. She plays with a high motor while giving us another exciting, young player heading into the 2017 season.”
A 6-foot-2 forward/center who was selected in the second round with the 16th overall pick out of Cal by the Minnesota Lynx in the 2015 WNBA Draft, Gray was the Pac 12 Player of the Year after averaging 17.4 points and 7.1 rebounds as a senior.
She was traded to the Dream as part of a three-team deal highlighted by the Chicago Sky sending Sylvia Fowles to the Lynx.
Gray has appeared in 55 WNBA games, averaging 3.7 points and 2.3 rebounds. She had a career-high 22 points and 11 rebounds in a victory over the Dallas Wings last July 22nd, and closed the season with 14 points at Minnesota on September 17th.
Connecticut signed Henry to a free agent contract on February 18, 2016. She played in 10 games last year for the Sun.
Atlanta Dream Release:
ATLANTA (January 26, 2017) – The Atlanta Dream have traded forward Reshanda Gray to the Connecticut Sun for center Aneika Henry-Morello, the team announced Wednesday.
Henry-Morello returns to the organization where she began her WNBA career prior to the 2012 season. During her time in Atlanta, the 6-4 center averaged 4.6 points and 4.0 rebounds in 131 games. The University of Florida standout started 30 games for the Dream over her four seasons.
“Having Anieka back on the team gives us another big that can shore up our front line and will help Elizabeth Williams in the low-post,” head coach Michael Cooper said. “Anieka has always shown that she is a tough defensive center and she will pay big dividends for us this year as we set out to win a championship.”
Gray, a 6-2 forward, played one and a half seasons with the Dream after coming over in a midseason trade from Minnesota in 2015. She played 45 games and started six for Atlanta, while averaged 4.4 points and 2.6 rebounds a contest.