Current Team: Connecticut Sun | #24
Draft: 2009 | Auburn | 1st round (5th overall)
Key Accolades: All-Star (2015, 2018, 2019), WNBA Champion (2009, 2014), Sixth Woman of the Year (2009-2011), All-WNBA (2015, 2020), All-Rookie (2009), All-Defensive Team (2015)
The Down Low
This article does a great job of describing DeWanna's journey through the league, from nervous rookie, to sixth woman of the year, to a champion and an all-star. Throughout her career, she's always been a dangerously good scorer—even in her worst season she put up more than 10 points per game.
She took one break, when she sat out the 2017 season due to her pregnancy. That time away taught her how much she loves the game, despite the difficulty of balancing her time between practice and parenting. She now has twin daughters, Cali and Demi, whom she co-parents with ex-wife and former teammate Candice Dupree. Candice is not her only family in the league, her sister Erica McCall plays for the Mystics!
A great quote from her former coach Bridget Pettis:
That’s the one thing that’s very, very attractive about DeWanna Bonner. Her energy is just adorable. You want to be around it.
More on DeWanna
- The 5 Best Young Guns in the WNBA (The Players' Tribune)
- How WNBA stars like DeWanna Bonner, Candice Dupree balance parenting in the bubble (Alexis Mansanarez, The Next)
- Sun’s Bonner happy to be home. ... and have a new WNBA home (Ned Griffin, The Day)
- DeWanna Bonner’s journey from quiet force to breakout leader with the Sun (Charlotte Carroll, The Athletic)