June 25, 2024

SO SAD: U.S head coach Cheryl Reeve is sanction and suspended today for the complications about….

After Monday night’s WNBA Draft, two young players are embarking on new chapters in their basketball careers as the newest members of the Minnesota Lynx. This was one of the most

anticipated women’s basketball drafts in years, largely due to the Caitlin Clark impact and other elite players like Angel Reese and Kamilla Cardoso. “This is the movement that we’re experiencing, that we all thought was possible if we could invest in women’s sports in a way that was comparable to how we invest in men’s sports,” Lynx Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Cheryl Reeve said on Tuesday morning to MPR News. “For those of us that have been doing this for the better part of 25 years,” Reeve said. “I believe that someone’s timin.

Despite being somewhat smaller than average at 6-foot-2 and 6-1, respectively, Reeve stated Pili and Napheesa Collier will be the Lynx’s “power forwards.” Pili is originally from Anchorage and is of Samoan and Alaska Native ancestry. After the draft, Pili remarked in an interview, “I am just so blessed I can be in that position to be that role model for a lot of Indigenous and Polynesian girls who don’t get to see that.” For the Lynx, Jefferson “rounded out our training camp roster,” per Reeve. She started 32 of the 34 games in which the Cardinals participated.

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