(WTNH) - A former UConn basketball player is coming back to Connecticutto play pro ball. It was a big trade from the WNBA and it involvesthe Connecticut Sun, sending a popular player back to where sheplayed college ball. And bringing that UConn player back to thestate.
She needs no introduction. Renee Montgomery is coming back to CTto play basketball.
"I'm still kind of, I can't believe it. I'm still in theecstatic mode," said Sun Point Guard Montgomery.
In the works for a while, the trade Montgomery's return to CTcaught her a little off guard.
"My reaction when I first heard it on Twitter -- someone waslike, 'You're getting traded. I'm like what?'" Montgomery said.
A call to her agent was followed by a talk with her boss inMinnesota.
"Then Coach Thibault called me and I'm like 'What is going on?'"Montgomery said.
What's going on is a changing of the guard. It was bittersweetday for the CT Sun who, in order to get Montgomery, had to tradeaway Lindsay Whalen -- the face of their franchise who just happensto be a native of Minnesota.
The two teams also swapped draft picks.
The Lynx get this year's #2 overall pick. And, The Sun now havethe top choice; you can bet that will be UConn's Tina Charles.
"I'm not going to go on record but I think people know why wemade the deal," said Sun Head Coach Mike Thibault.
Montgomery was an "All Rookie Selection" in her first year.
Her best games came against the Sun. She had 24 points one game,18 in another.
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