The Connecticut Sun has signed Renee Montgomery to a three-year contract extension.
“I’m very excited and blessed to continue my journey with the Connecticut Sun,” Montgomery said Tuesday. “Connecticut fans seem to have adopted me, and I love it here as my second home. I’ve heard so many great things about our new coach, Anne Donovan, and I look forward to working with her.”
In three seasons, Montgomery has appeared in all 102 games with 57 starts, averaging 13.2 points and 3.9 assists with 174 three-pointers. She earned her first All-Star selection in 2011, and was the WNBA Sixth Woman of the Year Award winner in 2012.
“Bringing Renee back was our first priority this winter,” Sun coach Anne Donovan said. “Renee has proven herself to be one of our finest assets. Her skill set and team-first mentality make her a perfect cornerstone for the future of the Sun.”
Montgomery was traded to the Sun on January 12, 2010 as part of a major deal with the Minnesota Lynx. Connecticut sent Lindsay Whalen and the No. 2 overall pick in the 2010 WNBA Draft to Minnesota in exchange for Montgomery and the No. 1 pick, which was used to select center Tina Charles.
“Renee has been a valuable piece of our team from the time she arrived here in Connecticut,” Sun Vice President and General Manager Chris Sienko said. “She has excelled in any number of roles she has been asked to fill and we believe she will be a tremendous asset for us in the future as we seek our first championship.”