As the Connecticut Sun go small, Bec Allen looms large
Allen is hitting her strides defensively, with more to come this season.
After a rough 12 months of battling injuries, Bec Allen has found her feet with the Connecticut Sun. As the WNBA season hits the halfway point, Allen has had more responsibility heaped on her (very capable) shoulders in recent games and the Sun just keep winning games of basketball.
As all Australian basketball fans will remember, Allen bravely attempted to fight through injury at the World Cup last year, unknowingly playing with broken ribs and a partially collapsed lung – injuries that wouldn’t be fully revealed until after the tournament. What followed was a long and arduous recovery, which forced her to sit out the entire European season.
Now roughly nine months removed from that injury, she has been thrust into Connecticut’s starting lineup after superstar forward Brionna Jones sadly went down with an Achilles injury in late June, and Allen’s helping Connecticut continue to power along, currently boasting the third-best record in the league at 15-5.
It took some time initially for Allen to figure out where she fit on her new team, after being traded over the offseason as part of the deal that landed former WNBA MVP Jonquel Jones in New York. But as Allen received more playing time, she’s looking more and more comfortable out there.
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