Former Fever player Katie Douglas signs with Connecticut Sun
The Indiana Fever's Katie Douglas is moving on.
Douglas, who enters her 14th WNBA season this summer, has signed a free agent contract with the Connecticut Sun.
She missed most of the 2013 campaign with back trouble. Ranked fifth in WNBA history in steals and 3-point field goals, Douglas underwent back surgery in September and is currently preparing for the opening of training camp on April 27.
An unrestricted free agent, she spent the past week negotiating a new contract with the Fever and other clubs. She chose to return to the franchise that drafted her in 2001.
About Katie Douglas:
A local graduate of Perry Meridian High School who led nearby Purdue University to an NCAA title in 1999, Douglas owns a career pro scoring average of 13.5 points per game, splitting her career between two franchises - Connecticut and Indiana. A starter on the Fever's 2012 WNBA championship team, Douglas has reached the WNBA Finals four times and is second in league history with 55 playoff games started. Since reaching the playoffs with Connecticut in 2003, Douglas has reached the postseason in 11 consecutive seasons.
Douglas is a four-time All-Star and four-time All-WNBA selection who was acquired by the Fever in a trade with Connecticut on February 19, 2008. Having now completed seven seasons with her hometown club, she is second in franchise history in scoring while posting a 15.5-point scoring average with Indiana.
Douglas owns distinction, in fact, as the first player in WNBA history to record dual milestones of 500 3-pointers and 500 steals. Former teammate Tamika Catchings is the only other WNBA player to reach both milestones.
Indiana opens training camp April 27, prior to hosting a preseason game with the Washington Mystics on Monday, May 5 (12:00 p.m.). The Fever opens the regular season at Chicago on May 16 before hosting its home opener against the Atlanta Dream on Saturday, May 17 (7:00 p.m.)
(Info from press release)