Former Terps in the WNBA enjoyed successful seasons

Guard Shatori Walker-Kimbrough finishes a lay up in the Terps' 105-49 win over Siena on Dec. 9, 2013.

The WNBA regular season wrapped up on September 13 and each of the six former Terps were crucial to their team’s success inside the bubble in Bradenton, Florida this summer. All six active Terps helped their respective teams clinch a spot in the WNBA Playoffs.

The Connecticut Sun, who feature three former Terps in Alyssa Thomas, Brionna Jones and rookie Kaila Charles, finished 10-12 but still made the playoffs as the No. 7 seed. 

Along with star Dewonna Bonner, Thomas helped carry the Sun as she nearly averaged a double-double with 15.5 points and 9.0 rebounds per game. Jones was the team’s third-highest scorer and rebounder as she averaged 11.2 points and 5.6 rebounds per game.

Charles only averaged 5.4 points and 0.9 assists per game but she played limited minutes throughout most of the regular season. Charles received a boost in minutes as the regular season went on and even cracked the starting lineup by the end of the season.

Hometown favorite Tianna Hawkins overcame a midseason injury and helped the Washington Mystics reach the playoffs as she averaged 8.5 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

Crystal Langhorne’s Seattle Storm finished tied for the best record in the WNBA but she didn’t contribute as much to her team’s success. Langhorne averaged  1.4 points per game and only 0.5 assists per game, however, she only played in 13 games this season.

Finally, Shatori Walker-Kimbrough averaged 7.3 points and just under 2.0 assists and rebounds per game as she helped the Phoenix Mercury make the playoffs once again.

The WNBA Playoffs begin on September 15.

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