Former UConn women’s basketball goaltender Moriah Jefferson was waived by the WNBA’s Dallas Wings

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Moriah Jefferson, four-time national champion UConn women’s basketball teamwas waived by the Dallas Wings of the WNBA on Monday.

Jefferson, 28, was the second overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft, selected by the San Antonio Stars after teammate Breanna Stewart became No. UConn’s Morgan Tuck was the Connecticut Sun’s third pick.

Traded to Dallas in 2019, Jefferson struggled with injuries throughout his career. She started 28 of 29 games last season, averaging 5.4 points and 2.5 assists in 17.2 minutes. She was limited to nine games in 2020 and 16 in 2018, sitting out the 2019 season to treat her injured knee.


Jefferson’s best season was as a rookie in 2016, when she averaged 13.9 points and 4.2 assists as a starting point guard for San Antonio.

She played just four minutes in Dallas’ season opener against Atlanta on Saturday.

Jefferson was 151-5 in four years at UConn, averaging 9.9 points and 4.3 assists. Her 659 assists are the most in program history and she has twice won the Nancy Lieberman Award as the nation’s top point guard.

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