WNBA Free Agency: Bria Holmes re-signs with Connecticut Sun

Versatile reserve re-signs with Sun

Bria Holmes has re-signed with the Connecticut Sun, the team announced Saturday.

Holmes’ signed a 1-year, unprotected contract worth $130,000.

Off the bench, she averaged 6.3 points in 16 minutes per game last season, and her versatility was critical in Connecticut’s run to the 2019 WNBA Finals.

Holmes was often the Sun’s first substitution and consistently contributed on both ends of the floor. Her shooting opened up the offense and sparked several runs throughout the season, and she can score from anywhere on the floor, a skill that helps the team during offensive lulls.

Ensuring Holmes’ return continues to put pieces into place for the 2020 season. She joins Natisha Hiedeman as reserves that the team will be able to lean on throughout the coming season.

Her successful 2019 came after taking off the 2018 season after giving birth to her daughter.

Head coach and general manager Curt Miller is excited to have Holmes back, saying in a statement. “I’m elated to have Bria back and am beyond grateful for her faith in me and her commitment to the Sun. She has only scratched the surface of her potential and I can’t wait to see what she does in an expanded role with us in 2020. She adds another versatile and dynamic player to our talented roster.”

The New Haven native is excited to remain in her home state and continue to contribute.

“Connecticut, I’m back! Nothing is more exciting than being back in my home state playing in front of my daughter, family and friends,” Holmes said. “I can’t wait to get back to work and continue to grow as a basketball player and teammate. I’m ready to compete and bring a championship back to Connecticut.”

Miller added, “Bria is a Connecticut high school legend and is staying home to try to help lead her home state to its first WNBA title. Not many storylines get better than that.”

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