Former UConn star Morgan Tuck's rookie season is over
"Obviously I am really disappointed,” Tuck said in a release. “But I plan to work extremely hard, and I expect to be back and ready to contribute next year.”
The Sun will be without Tuck and fellow rookie Rachel Banham, taken with the third and fourth overall picks in the 2016 WNBA Draft.
When the team returned to Connecticut I checked in with them to see what Tuck's status was and was told earlier this week that they didn't think it was a serious injury.
Tuck appeared in 26 games, making three starts while averaging seven points with 74 rebounds and 29 assists. She made 17 three-pointers, and she scored in double figures six times with a career-high 20 points on 8-of-10 shooting against Seattle (6/10). She ranked fifth among WNBA rookies in scoring and rebounding.
“I feel terrible for Morgan that she will not be able to complete her first WNBA season on the court,” Sun head coach Curt Miller said. “She has a tremendous future with the Sun, and I am confident she will approach the rehabilitation process like the champion she is. I can’t wait to have her back with us next year.”
The Sun signed Asia Taylor, a former third-round pick of the Minnesota Lynx in 2014.