Lynx sign rookie forward Natasha Mack

The Minnesota Lynx announced on Tuesday that they have signed rookie forward Natasha Mack.

Mack’s contract is a seven-day contract, however, per team policy, other details of the deal were not disclosed.

The Texas native was selected 16th overall by the Chicago Sky in the 2021 WNBA Draft. The forward has appeared in three games this season and has averaged 2 points and 1.3 rebounds in 5.3 minutes per game with the Sky.

Mack, an Oklahoma State grad, joins Lynx center Sylvia Fowles in winning the WBCA NCAA Division I Defensive Player of the year in the 2020-21 season. Fowles also won the award in 2008 with LSU. Mack’s list of national honors also includes Naismith Women’s Defensive Player of the Year, Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year and two Big 12 All-Defensive Team selections.

The Oklahoma State record for single-season blocks (112) is currently held by Mack.

The six-foot four-inch forward will be eligible to play in Wednesday’s home game against the Dallas Wings.