On her 31st birthday, former Auburn women’s basketball player DeWanna Bonner was named the WNBA’s Comeback Player of the Year by AP. Bonner currently plays for the
Bonner missed the 2017 season due to pregnancy. On July 30, 2017, she welcomed twin
In her return during the 2018 season, Bonner averaged 17.3 points, 7.2 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals per game. She was also named a WNBA All-Star for the second time in her career.
Through her 2005-2006
During her last year as a Tiger, Bonner was named the 2009 SEC Player of the Year and was a National Player of the Year finalist. She led the SEC in scoring that season, the first Auburn player to achieve this, and set the Auburn
Bonner's main highlight from the 2009 season came when she broke the Auburn scoring record at the SEC
The Phoenix Mercury drafted her fifth overall in the 2009 WNBA Draft. Bonner has won two WNBA Championships with the team, once in her rookie season in 2009 and another in 2014.
Sign up for our newsletter
Get The Plainsman straight to your inbox.
During her first eight years with the
Bonner won WNBA Sixth Women of the Year in 2009, 2010 and 2011 as the only player to receive the award multiple times in league history.
Before her return to the WNBA, Bonner played overseas in the Czech Republic for USK Praha. On Feb. 13, 2018, the Mercury re-signed her for an undisclosed length of time.
Do you like this story? The Plainsman doesn't accept money from tuition or student fees, and we don't charge a subscription fee. But you can donate to support The Plainsman.Support The Plainsman