Connecticut Sun parts ways with former Oregon State star Aleah Goodman


After being selected No. 30 overall in the 2021 WNBA Draft by the Connecticut Sun, Aleah Goodman’s time in Uncasville has come to an end.

The Sun announced Monday that they have officially terminated Goodman’s contract, and activated Jasmine Thomas. Following the news, the former Oregon State guard took to Twitter to thank the team for the opportunity.

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The third-round 2021 draftee was waived on May 11 before being added to the team via a hardship exemption after Connecticut temporarily suspended Thomas due to COVID-19 protocols upon her return overseas. Goodman appeared in just one game for the Sun after becoming the eighth Beaver to be selected in the draft, and sixth since 2016.

Goodman is coming off a four-year career at Oregon State, where she led the Beavers to the second round of the NCAA Tournament. The 5-foot-9 guard recorded 16.4 points and 4.8 assists per game during the 2020-21 season and earned Pac-12 all-conference First-Team honors.

Goodman departed Oregon State as the career leader in three-point shooting percentage and third in made three-pointers. She was also No. 15 in program history with 1,162 career points.

While it’s unclear where Goodman’s WNBA career will take her next, it’s only a matter of time before the former Oregon State star gets her next shot.