The Connecticut Sun did not have a first round pick headed into the 2020 draft and let's be honest, their draft took place a month earlier when they landed DeWanna Bonner to their roster.
Needless to say, the Sun walked out of draft night with two new additions to the roster that franchise certainly had their eyes on. Kaila Charles (University of Maryland) was selected No. 23 overall and Juice Landrum (Baylor University) as No. 35. I was impressed with Connecticut's selections as both players have very serious WNBA roster potential.
Charles finished her time at Maryland with 1,984 pints, 930 rebounds and 263 assists. The six-foot-one wing comes from a winning program and started every game during her collegiate career. She earned All-Big Ten honors in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Charles athleticism goes unmatched and is highly efficient around the basket. Her biggest knock is her outside shooting ability, but that's not a problem for this Sun staff who sees her mechanics and potential to be developed in that area.
Juicy Landrum finished her time at Baylor with 1,048 points, 495 rebounds and 384 assists. She holds NCAA, Baylor and Big 12 single-game record with 14 made three-pointers in a game, which she accomplished this past season. Landrum has the potential to put up points in bunches and really knows how to stuff a stat sheet as her career high at Baylor was 42 points in a single game. She helped lead Baylor to a national championship in 2019.
It is hard to say the chances of either Charles or Landrum to make the Sun roster. Chances might be slim given the likelihood of the team needing to play with 11 on their roster this season due to free agency moves and cap space. The Sun made aggressive moves in the offseason and will certainly look quite a bit different with the addition of Bonner. The one major question mark after looking Courtney Williams and Shekinna Stricklen was their outside shooting and ability to space the floor. Landrum could potentially aid in that area.