STRATFORD >> Fresh off winning the WNBA’s Draft Lottery, Connecticut Sun head coach Anne Donovan took time out of her busy schedule to talk to third-to-eighth graders at St. Mark School in Stratford Friday afternoon.
The coach talked to the children for a little over an hour in the gym and answered questions from what was the most important team you’ve ever played on to do you know Kevin Durant, she does by the way.
“(The children had) so much energy and enthusiasm and some great questions, too,” she said. “I really enjoyed this group.”
And the coach said she also has been enjoying the thought of adding the best women’s college basketball player to a Sun team that finished last in the Eastern Conference and missed the playoffs with a 10-24 record.
“It was two days ago and thats all I can think about,” the coach said. “I still have the biggest smile on my face just thinking about who we’re going to add.”
Even though the coach and her staff are paying close attention to the college game, Donovan said she has also had an eye out for the high school game in Connecticut.
“I know it’s strong,” Donovan said. “ I’m from New Jersey, so this whole Northeast area is near and dear. It’s always been strong.”
With 14 girls in the state heading to Division I or II schools, and the number most likely to grow in the near future, Donovan said the future of the game is in good hands.
“It’s really a testament to how deep basketball is here for girls,” she said.”