Leïla Lacan

Leïla Lacan (born 2 June 2004) is a French professional basketball player for the Connecticut Sun of the Women's National Basketball Association (WNBA).

She previously played for Union Féminine Angers Basket 49 in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB).

Leïla Lacan
Leïla Lacan
Lacan in 2023
Connecticut Sun
PositionForward
LeagueWNBA
Personal information
Born (2004-06-02) 2 June 2004 (age 20)
Rodez, France
Listed height5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Career information
WNBA draft2024: 1st round, 10th overall pick
Selected by the Connecticut Sun
Playing career2022–present
Career history
2022–presentUnion Féminine Angers Basket 49
Medals
Women's basketball
Representing Leïla Lacan France
EuroBasket
Bronze medal – third place 2023 Israel/Slovenia

Playing career

Professional

Lacan began her career for Union Féminine Angers Basket 49 in the Ligue Féminine de Basketball (LFB). During the 2023–24 season she averaged 12.7 points, 2.7 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.2 steals in 18 games.

On 15 April 2024, Lacan was drafted tenth overall by the Connecticut Sun in the 2024 WNBA draft. She won't join the team until the 2025 WNBA season, remaining in France to compete with her national team in the 2024 Summer Olympics.

National team career

Laccan made her international debut for France at the 2019 FIBA U16 Women's European Championship. During the tournament she averaged 9 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.9 assists in seven games. She then represented France at the 2021 FIBA Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup, where she averaged 6.4 points, 2.6 rebounds and 5.7 assists per game. At the 2022 FIBA U18 European Championship she recorded 14.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 4 assists per game.

She again represented France at the 2023 FIBA Under-19 Women's Basketball World Cup where she averaged 17.1 points, 3.7 rebounds, 3.0 steals, and 2.9 assists per game. During the bronze medal game against Canada she recorded 11 points, four rebounds, four assists, three steals and one block, and lost 73–80 in overtime. Following the tournament she was named to the all-tournament team.

She made her senior national team debut for France at the EuroBasket Women 2023 where she averaged 3.6 points, 0.6 rebounds and 1.6 assists in five games and won a bronze medal.

References


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