Connecticut Sun cuts roster down to 11

Four players cut ahead of May 26 deadline

On May 25 the Connecticut Sun announced the team would be waiving Megan Huff, Jacki Gemelos, Jazmon Gwathmey and Juicy Landrum.

Huff, Gemelos, and Gwathmey had been signed to training camp contracts in February and March while Landrum was the 35th overall pick in the 2020 WNBA Draft.

Huff was selected early in the third round of the 2019 WNBA Draft by the New York Liberty and was waived a few weeks later. She spent last summer playing on the first independently-owned professional women’s 3×3 team, Force 10.

Gemelos has overcome five ACL surgeries and has successfully competed on teams across Europe and for the Greek National team.

Gwathmey played at James Madison from 2012-2016 and spent three years in the league. Since 2018 she has played in Europe and for the Puerto Rican national team.

As a senior at Baylor Landrum averaged 10.8 points, 4.6 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steals per game.

In the press release the Sun also states that Valeriane Ayayi who had also been signed to a training camp contract earlier in the year was waived on March 28.

The Sun’s 2020 roster can be found below

Jonquel Jones
Alyssa Thomas
Jasmine Thomas
Bria Holmes
Brionna Jones
Natisha Hiedeman
Theresa Plaisance
DeWanna Bonner
Briann January
Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis
Kaila Charles

Jones, Thomas, Thomas, Holmes, Jones, Hiedeman and Plaisance all return from the 2019 Sun team while Bonner, January, Mosqueda-Lewis and Charles are new to the team this year.

Bonner, January, and Mosqueda-Lewis were all acquired during free agency and Charles was selected 23rd overall in the 2020 WNBA Draft.

The Sun’s roster cutdowns were very predictable, retaining all remaining players from their 2019 Finals run, all of their free agency additions and their top draft pick.

WNBA teams have to cut down their rosters prior to May 26 so that the players can begin getting paid after June 1.

Connecticut may have room to add a 12th player to their roster after the season begins.

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