Continuing our look at media coverage of WNBA training camps this week, the Connecticut media has plenty to offer about the Sun.
But first, some interesting news from Phoenix about another player with connections to Connecticut.
- Seth Pollack took an extensive look at the Phoenix Mercury’s roster situation at SB Nation Arizona, with an early guess at what their final 11-player roster might look like. In addition to looking at the point guard battle, Pollack notes a move to the wing for Charde Houston this season. Read more >>>
- Marc Allard of the Norwich Bulletin checks in with the newcomers in the Connecticut Sun’s training camp, beginning with second-round draft pick Chay Shegog. Obviously, any second round pick faces a challenge in making an 11-player roster, but knowing she was selected because “the Sun had to make a pick” doesn’t exactly make her task any easier. Read more >>>
- Terese Karmel of SportsPageMagazine.com reports that Sun coach Mike Thibault is looking for more balance at the wing position. Sun wing Danielle McCray says that she’s gained more confidence since last season and will look to be more aggressive going to the basket this season. Read more >>>
- Jayda Evans of the Seattle Times takes a look at Washington native Ashley Corral’s attempt to make the Seattle Storm. The primary challenge for her will be proving that she can play point guard after posting somewhat inefficient senior year statistics at USC. Read more >>>
- Marjie Ducie of the Omaha World-Herald caught up with Kelsey Griffin during a recent visit back to the University of Nebraska, her alma mater. Ducie notes that one of Griffin’s major challenges in the WNBA has been the adjustment from her more structured college offense to the Connecticut Sun’s motion offense. Read more >>>
- Roman Augustoviz of the Minneapolis Star Tribune broke down the Minnesota Lynx’ schedule by month, including “a brutal closing schedule” in September: 9 games in 20 days and 6 of their final 7 games on the road. Read more >>>
- Pat Eaton-Robb of the AP looks at how much of a distraction the Olympics might be for Connecticut Sun players Tina Charles and Asjha Jones. Neither really see it as much of a problem and teammate Kara Lawson, who won gold in the 2008 Summer Olympics, says WNBA players are used to these sort of weird seasons every four years. Read more >>>
- Janice Lloyd of USA Today also spoke to Lawson about her past basketball experience as part of a piece about Tyler and Pat Summitt. Lawson is one of the many people who have reached out to Summitt since her announcement that she had been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and is still always in contact with her. Read more >>>