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Aleksa Gulbe accepts invitation to Connecticut Suns training camp after WNBA Draft

<p>Then-sophomore Aleksa Gulbe dribbles around a Maryland defender March 7, 2020, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Gulbe accepted an invitation to the Connecticut Suns training camp during the WNBA Draft on Monday.</p>

Then-sophomore Aleksa Gulbe dribbles around a Maryland defender March 7, 2020, at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis. Gulbe accepted an invitation to the Connecticut Suns training camp during the WNBA Draft on Monday.

Forward Aleksa Gulbe accepted an invitation to the Connecticut Suns training camp Monday night. Gulbe was one of three Hoosiers who declared for the WNBA Draft, and while her name was not called during the selection show, she still has a chance to be a part of the WNBA.

Gulbe played four seasons for Indiana women’s basketball, playing 122 games and starting in 88 of them. She averaged 8.7 points per game throughout her college career, and in her senior season — a season that head coach Teri Moren said was Gulbe’s best — she averaged 11.9 points and 1.2 assists per game.

When asked about her future plans during the 2021-22 season, the Latvian originally said her intent was to return home to Europe and play basketball closer to home. However, with the invitation to participate in Connecticut’s training camp, Gulbe has the chance to be offered a regular WNBA contract.

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