Former UConn star Tina Charles, WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury part ways

Previous UConn women’s basketball fantastic Tina Charles has agreed to a contract divorce with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury, as announced by the group Saturday afternoon.

The separation is effective straight away.

“After discussions with Tina and her agent, it was very best for each events to go our individual methods at this time,” Mercury basic supervisor Jim Pitman said in the release. “Due to instances both equally in and out of our control, our year has not absent in accordance to our system, and we will continue to pursue all avenues for advancement.”

Charles, on her fourth group in the previous three decades, commenced 16 video games for Phoenix this year. She averaged 17.3 factors, 7.3 rebounds, 2.1 helps in 33.1 minutes for each match.

The previous Husky was drafted by the Connecticut Sunlight in 2010 and played in Uncasville for four seasons before enjoying the upcoming 6 seasons with her hometown New York Liberty. Just after sitting down out the 2020 bubbled season, Charles, a 5-time WNBA All-Star, performed for the Washington Mystics in 2021.

Phoenix signed Charles in the offseason to aid assist its frontcourt as it continues to be with no Brittney Griner, who is detained in Russia.

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