Sports Envoy
Sports Envoy Program

Nykesha Sales


Served as envoy

  • 2009  –  Uganda
  • 2010  –  Cape Verde
  • 2011  –  Haiti
  • 2012  –  Venezuela
  • 2013  –  Ukraine
  • 2014  –  South Korea

The all-time leading scorer in Connecticut Sun history, Nykesha Sales returns to the team for her second season as the community liaison and an assistant to the coaching staff.

In 2013, Sales made numerous community relations appearances on behalf of the Sun, practiced regularly with the team and also provided color commentary on selected team broadcasts.

Sales was the first member of the Connecticut Sun franchise, which began as the Orlando Miracle prior to the 1999 season. She played with the team from 1999-2007, helping the Sun reach two WNBA Finals and four straight Eastern Conference Finals between 2003 and 2006.

A seven-time WNBA All-Star, Sales was the second player in league history to amass 3,000 points, 500 assists and 400 steals during her career – joining Sheryl Swoopes. She finished her career with 3,955 points, 683 assists and 490 steals.

Samuel Dalembert


Served as envoy

  • 2014  –  Haiti

Born in Haiti in 1981, Samuel Dalembert was drafted first round as a Center into the NBA from Seton Hall University by the Philadelphia 76ers. After playing 8 seasons with the 76ers, Dalembert went on to play for the Sacramento Kings, Houston Rockets, Milwaukee Bucks, Dallas Mavericks, and New York Knicks, staying with each team for only one season. Over the course of his NBA career, Dalembert scored 180 points in the 24 playoff games he started. In his 13 NBA seasons, he started 694 games with an average 7.7 points per game. In 2015, Dalembert went to play for the pro-basketball league in China.