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Monday, June 06, 2016

Connecticut is next stop for UConn great Breanna Stewart

Breanna Stewart is no stranger to playing games in the state of Connecticut but Friday night things will be a little different when she plays in the Nutmeg State for the first time as a professional.

She is sure to cross paths with former college teammate Morgan Tuck, one of three rookies on the struggling Connecticut Sun.

"I think it is going to be fun to be able to square off against someone who I am close friends with and have grown up together in basketball," said Stewart, who leads all WNBA rookies in scoring and rebounding," I know what kind of player she is, what she is trying to do with her team."

Stewart, taken with the first pick of the WNBA Draft by the Seattle Storm, has former UConn teammate Kaleena Mosqueda-Lewis as well as UConn legend Sue Bird on the Storm and she has squared off with plenty of former Huskies. However, none of the on-court meetings generated the buzz of last night's game against New York when Kiah Stokes had an emphatic block of Stewart late in the Liberty's victory.

"We were trying to make the game a little closer and she made a good play," Stewart said. "Usually I am on the same team as her but it was a great basketball play. To be able to see what she has done in the WNBA and even overseas, it can't happen to a better (person)."

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