Friday, July 30, 2010

Sun to recognize Sales

Former Sun star Nykesha Sales will be honored by the team on Aug. 15 during Connecticut's game against the Indiana Fever at Mohegan Sun Arena.

Sales, who last played with the Sun during the 2007 season, is the team's all-time leader in points scored (3,955) and games played (278), having played in 248 straight from June 10, 1999 and July 6, 2006. The seven-time All-Star was part of the Sun teams that twice reached the WNBA Finals in 2004 and 2005 and the Eastern Conference finals from 2003-2006.

Sales took a hiatus from the WNBA shortly before the 2008 season, but has not officially retired and is still competing overseas.

"We are glad to have the chance to honor Nykesha for her contribution to the Connecticut Sun," Sun GM Chris Sienko said in a press release. "It has been a long time comingm, but we are grateful that Nykesha will allow us to say thnak you for everything she did for our fracnhise. We hope fans will come out and do just that."

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