The Connecticut Sun of the Womens National Basketball Association (WNBA) worked out on the campus of Coastal Carolina University August 28-30 in preparation for the WNBA Playoffs. The Sun worked out for two hours all three days at Kimbel Arena, while enjoying the sites of Myrtle Beach in their off time.
"Coming to Myrtle Beach to work out was the best thing for us to do at this time," Connecticut Sun head coach Mike Thibault said. "It was a great reward for our team for the way they played throughout the regular season and also saved travel time as it was easier for us to practice here and travel to Detroit (because they played their regular-season finale in Charlotte Saturday) than to travel back to and practice in Connecticut."
The Sun won the East Division and had the best regular-season record in the WNBA at 26-8. The Sun face the Detroit Shock in the opening round of the WNBA Playoffs. Game one is Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Palace of Auburn Hills in Auburn Hills, Mich., while game two and the if neccessary game three are at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn.
Nykesha Sales is leading the Sun with 15.6 points per game, with Taj McWilliams-Franklin not far behind at 13.9 ppg. Margo Dydek leads the team in rebounding (6.29 rpg) and Lindsay Whalen is averaging a team-best 5.1 assists per game.
This is the second straight season that the Sun have visited Coastal. Last year, Connecticut worked out for two days at the end of the WNBAs month-long break for the 2004 Athens Summer Olympics.