Connecticut Sun has announced they have signed Kara Lawson to a three year contract extension.
She signed for three years before the 2010 season after the Sacramento Monarchs folded.
“I have enjoyed my time playing for the Connecticut Sun organization,” Lawson said. “Top to bottom, it is the best franchise in the WNBA. The community has embraced me and my family, and we look forward to sharing many winning seasons in the years to come. We have developed special relationships here, and hope to be a part of the first championship team for the Sun and their fans.”
In the two seasons prior to this year, Lawson averaged 9.3 points with 101 made three-pointers in 67 games. She recorded a career-high 118 assists in 2010, and followed up with 96 in 2011.
“I am glad that we can get this done now,” coach Mike Thibault said Sunday. “Kara has proven to everyone why we brought her here. This has obviously been a terrific year for her. We need not only the skill level she brings to this team, but we also need that veteran presence and leadership, and her understanding of the league in order to go forward. There is a comfort level that she and I have with each other right now. It is a really good bond.”