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Monday, May 20, 2013

Pair of former Connecticut Sun No. 1 picks waived

It has not been the best of times for former first-round draft picks of the Connecticut Sun.

The WNBA franchise had three first-round picks in the 2008 and 2009 and all three players have been waived during training camp.

Former UConn guard Ketia Swanier, the 12th overall pick in the 2008 draft, was the first to be let go when Atlanta cut her last week.

Earlier today the Tulsa Shock cut loose Amber Holt (taken by Connecticut with the No. 9 pick in 2008) and Chante Black (the 10th overall selection in 2009). Black played in 33 with Connecticut in 2009 as she averaged 2.9 points, 3.2 rebounds and 0.8 blocks. Holt played in 57 games during the 2008 and 2009 seasons (starting 41 contests). She averaged 6.3 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Sun. Black and Holt were traded to Tulsa for the first-round pick Connecticut used to select Danielle McCray in the 2010 draft. Ironically, McCray will miss the entire 2013 season with a torn Achilles.

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