Faris First

Less than two weeks after UConn graduation, Kelly Faris made her professional debut for the Connecticut Sun. She played just 7 minutes and recorded only a single rebound. The Faris energy and hustle that Connecticut hoops fans have come to expect, was still there however. Though Kelly didn’t have a major impact on the game, I’m sure we have not seen the last of number 34.

Connecticut Sun's Kelly Faris prepares to make her professional debut against New York Liberty at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night.  Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun’s Kelly Faris prepares to make her professional debut against New York Liberty at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun rookie Kelly Faris is not accustomed to spending much time on the bench.  She played 7 minutes against New York Liberty in the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun rookie Kelly Faris is not accustomed to spending much time on the bench. She played 7 minutes against New York Liberty in the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun's Kelly Faris contests the shot of New York Liberty's Cappie Pondexter at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun’s Kelly Faris contests the shot of New York Liberty’s Cappie Pondexter at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Tan White and Kelly Faris come out of a timeout against New York Liberty at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Tan White and Kelly Faris come out of a timeout against New York Liberty at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun forward Mistie Bass, Kelly Faris and New York Liberty's Cappie Pondexter in action at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun forward Mistie Bass, Kelly Faris and New York Liberty’s Cappie Pondexter in action at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Former UConn standout and Connecticut Sun rookie Kelly Faris warms up before her first professional game against the New York Liberty at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night.  Connecticut Sun forward Mistie Bass, Kelly Faris and New York Liberty's Cappie Pondexter in action at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Former UConn standout and Connecticut Sun rookie Kelly Faris warms up before her first professional game against the New York Liberty at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun rookie Kelly Faris crashes the boards during the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night.  Looking on is New York Liberty's Alex Montgomery. Connecticut Sun forward Mistie Bass, Kelly Faris and New York Liberty's Cappie Pondexter in action at the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

Connecticut Sun rookie Kelly Faris crashes the boards during the Sun season opener at Mohegan Sun Arena Saturday night. Photo by BRAD HORRIGAN | bhorrigan@courant.com

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