Leedham Signs With Connecticut Sun

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Former Cheshire Academy standout Johannah Leedham has been signed to a rookie contract by the WNBA’s Connecticut Sun.

Selected in the third round of the 2010 WNBA Draft, Leedham is a native of Ellesmere Port, England who averaged a team-high 16.2 points along with 5.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists while representing Great Britain at the 2012 Summer Olympics.

She has played professionally in France, Australia and Poland.

“It’s been a few years since we drafted her, so we are excited to see what she can bring to our team,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said.

In 2010, Leedham became the all-time leading scorer in the history of NCAA Division II women’s basketball, collecting 3,050 points at Franklin Pierce. As a senior, she led Division II, averaging 26.9 points per game while guiding the Ravens to a 32-2 overall record and a spot in the Final Four.

Leedham played two years at Cheshire (Conn.) Academy. She was the New England Prep School Player of the Year and MVP of the Class C Tournament in 2005, and she was also a McDonalds All-Star nominee.


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8 thoughts on “Leedham Signs With Connecticut Sun

  1. Um

    Doty during senior day interview “um I didn’t come back to get my masters um I came to win a national championship um blah blah blah um yada yada yada um. This is not middle school Doty. Then again, Doty hears Geno struggling to form a complete sentence when answering a question.

    1. Jd389474

      You’re a moron. What does What you are are saying about Doty have to do with the blog and why pick on her anyways? What has she done to you to deserve what you are saying about her? It’s uncalled for. If you don’t even like Uconn/Doty why are you even here? Anyways this blog post was about Leedham signing with the Sun. Congrats on signing her.

      1. billnaples

        All due respect JD – describing UM as a moron is an insult to morons. There are a lot of supposed polished speakers, particularly from the political arena who fill the dead air between thoughts with phrases such as “well like” “if you will”, and of course, the extremely well worn catch all “you know”. When you sit at a keyboard, unpressured with a microphone in your face those insecurities don’t show up all that much. UM is likely one of those. It is a wonder why someone continues to search for people to denigrate who have never had a unkind thought about them.

    2. Steve Gee

      We get it.
      You don’t like Doty (or Geno ).
      We get it.
      You’re still a troll no matter how many unclever names you use.
      That’s the point you’re really making.

  2. Um

    Glad you asked. Thanks for playing. Point being is that this blog continues to permit people like yourself to name call and make fun of others, whom they never met, if they do not use proper spelling and grammar, or if their opinions differ. But if someone does the same thing about a college graduate who cannot speak without saying um after every fragment, then it is not ok to point out mistakes.

    1. Newgirl2

      State your point of view as much as you want, but let’s be realistic. The constant negative criticism of other people’s children (in this case student athletes) is not a good indication of your values. Sometimes it’s good to be seen and not heard, and if you have nothing good to say, say nothing at all. But Um, you wouldn’t know that. Always think about how you would feel if people constantly spoke negatively of your child. Have a positive day if you can afford to do so, especially because it’s cheap and you don’t have to spend much energy doing so.

    2. Dumb Um

      People like “Um” do this because they feel jealous that they haven’t had a successful life, which is why they pick on other’s that are more successful than they could ever be…

      1. Lady Vols

        UM’s an adult, 5th year senior, who acknowledges she is only there for basketball. Makes you wonder if she even qualifies to play for UConn. UM’s not a 5th grader.

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