Lynx acquire former Gophers star Rachel Banham

Minnesota native Rachel Banham is back in town, having been acquired by the Lynx. Photo: KSTP/Jeff Brioschi
Minnesota native Rachel Banham is back in town, having been acquired by the Lynx.

Updated: February 25, 2020 07:15 PM

The Lynx acquired former Gophers star and Lakeville native Rachel Banham in a sign-and-trade with Connecticut. The trade was announced on Tuesday night with the Lynx giving the Sun a 2021 second-round pick.

“We are excited to welcome Rachel home to Minnesota,” said Lynx GM/coach Cheryl Reeve in a press release. “Her ability to shoot the ball is something we valued during this process and we look forward to having her in a Lynx uniform this season and beyond.”


Banham add, “I couldn’t be happier to be coming home and be a member of this historic franchise. Growing up a Lynx fan, I’ve always admired the way Cheryl and her staff have made the Lynx into a model franchise in the WNBA. I can’t wait to see everyone at Target Center this summer.”

Banham joins the Lynx after spending her first four WNBA seasons with the Sun. In 107 games, the Lakeville North High School alum holds career averages of 4.0 points, 1.0 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 11.4 minutes per game. 

Banham was the fourth overall pick in the 2016 WNBA Draft.

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