Gophers legend Rachel Banham spending WNBA offseason coaching at Roseville

January 23, 2019 11:17 PM

Minnesota sports fans may refer to her as a high school basketball legend, one of the greatest Gophers of all-time, or a current member of the WNBA's Connecticut Sun.  But this winter, the Roseville girls basketball team is referring to Rachel Banham as "coach".

When Banham decided not to travel overseas to play during the WNBA's offseason her former club coach Jeff Crosby - now head coach at Roseville - offered her a spot on his staff.

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Click the video box on this page to see KSTP Sports' story on "Coach" Rachel Banham and the impact she's having on the young women she's working with on the Roseville girls basketball team

Banham was the Big Ten Player of the Year in 2016 and finished her Gophers career as the Big Ten's all-time leading scorer with 3,093 points - sixth-best in NCAA history.

She set an NCAA single-game record scoring 60 points against Northwestern in Feburary 2016.

Banham just wrapped up her third pro season with Connecticut, who drafted her fourth overall in the 2016 WNBA Draft. 

She won just about every possible accolade during her high school career at Lakeville North - Ms. Basketball, Parade All-American, Gatorade Player of the Year to name a few.

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