February 16, 2021 

Connecticut Sun notebook

Sun sign two to training camp contracts and former Vice President heads to Kansas City

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VP Amber Cox and Connecticut Sun Assistant Coach Brandi Poole before the WNBA Semi-Finals between the Los Angeles Sparks and the Connecticut Sun at Mohegan Sun Arena, Uncasville, Connecticut, USA on September 19, 2019. Photo Credit: Chris Poss

On Feb. 6 the Connecticut Sun announced they signed Sydney Wallace to a training camp contract. 

“We are excited to have Sydney in our camp fighting for a roster spot,” head coach and general manager Curt Miller said. 

He added “Syd is having a fantastic season in Poland, leading the entire league in points and steals. Syd is a shot maker and has the potential to be an instant spark plug off the bench.”

Wallace graduated from Georgia Tech in 2015 and averaged 13.1 points, 2.6 rebounds, 2.5 assists, and 1.8 steals per game as a senior. 

She has played across Europe since graduating and is currently averaging 25.5 points, four rebounds, one assist, and 2.8 steals for CTL Zaglebie Sosnowiec in Poland.   

Wallace has the potential to provide a defensive spark off the bench for Connecticut. 

The Sun announced on Feb. 15 the team signed Morgan Bertsch to a training camp contract. The 2019 UC Davis graduate averaged 18.3 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.5 blocks, and 1.1 steals per game over the course of her career. 

Bertsch was drafted 29th overall in the 2019 WNBA Draft by the Dallas wings but was waived before the start of the season. 

“Morgan is a versatile and talented forward that has continued to expand her game since being drafted in 2019. She is currently in the top 5 in scoring in the Polish league and shooting over 60% from the field. We are excited to have her in our Sun training camp,” Miller said. 

She is currently averaging 19.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 1.1 assists per game for Lublin in Poland. 

Bertsch has the shooting potential to provide an offensive spark for the Sun off the bench. 

On Feb. 15 Kansas City NWSL announced that former Sun Vice President Amber Cox was named Chief Operating Officer for the team. She will be responsible for the club’s day-to-day business operations after leading all revenue-generating activities for the Sun and the NLL’s New England Black Wolves. 

Cox joined the Sun in October 2016 and helped the team realize significant growth in merchandising broadcast distribution and partnerships. 

Cox took to Twitter to thank the organization and Sun fans.

Written by Natalie Heavren

Natalie Heavren has been a contributor to The Next since February 2019 and currently writes about the Atlantic 10 conference, the WNBA and the WBL.

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