Charli Turner Thorne returned from a nine-month leave feeling refreshed and reinvigorated. The downside? The Sun Devils are young, inexperienced and facing their first losing season in more than a decade.
For three straight seasons, post Tina Charles has put up MVP-caliber numbers. But improved play from Kara Lawson, Renee Montgomery and the rest of Connecticut's backcourt has the Sun on top in the East.