Former UConn women’s basketball guard Bria Hartley makes Connecticut Sun debut in Tuesday’s win over Liberty

UNCASVILLE — Bria Hartley had only been in Connecticut for about 12 hours ahead of she checked into the Connecticut Sun’s match towards New York in the final minutes of the initially quarter at Mohegan Solar Arena.

Hartley, actively playing level guard for the Solar, was brief to modify to her new team and dished out an help to Alyssa Thomas just 20 seconds afterwards to give the Sunlight a 3-place lead.

The previous UConn women’s basketball guard arrived in Uncasville about midnight Monday after the Sunlight signed her to a rest-of-season contract previously in the working day. On Tuesday, Hartley manufactured her debut with the Solar in its 82-63 acquire over New York as she returned to the condition in which she when led the Huskies to two straight national championships and was named an All-American.

“It’s fascinating,” Hartley explained to Hearst Connecticut Media just before Tuesday’s activity. “Obviously there’s a lot of basketball tradition here in Connecticut and getting also from UConn, you get a good deal of guidance. It was posted on Instagram and Twitter and it was just like an outpouring of assistance and that’s truly nice to have.”