(Canada Basketball, Twitter)

Chatham’s Bridget Carleton will have the opportunity to play professional basketball. The Connecticut Sun selected Carleton 21st overall on Wednesday night in the second round of the WNBA draft.

Carleton, who played with the Iowa State Cyclones, was the 2019 Cheryl Miller Award winner as the best small forward in Division I.

She was the Big 12 Player of the Year and set school records for points scored (760), scoring average (21.7 ppg), field goals made (254) and field goal attempts (543) as a senior.

“It was a fantastic evening for the franchise,” said Sun general manager Curt Miller in a sun.wnba.com article.


“We are ecstatic with our picks while also getting the rights to a fourth dynamic player. We’re excited to get to camp. This will be the most competitive camp we’ve had since my arrival and hope to use the momentum from camp into the regular season.”

The Sun will open the 2019 WNBA season on Saturday, May 25 against the Washington Mystics.