Minnesota Lynx sign forward Jillian Alleyne


MINNEAPOLIS / ST. PAUL –Minnesota Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve announced today that the team has signed forward Jillian Alleyne to a second seven-day contract. Minnesota originally signed Alleyne on September 10. In accordance with team policy, the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Alleyne (pronounced AY-leen) returned to Minnesota after a two-game appearance for Washington this season, where she totaled four rebounds and one steal in eight minutes of play before being lifted on May 22. The 6-3 forward spent time in the Russia-PBL with Dynamo Novosibirsk region last winter, where she played 20 games averaging 15.2 points on 53.9% shots, 12, 5 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 0.9 blocked shots per game before joining the Mystics.

The Fontana, Calif. Native previously played for the Lynx in 2019 for five games, recording four points, five rebounds, one assist and one blocked shot in just over 14 minutes of total play.

Alleyne was selected by Phoenix in the second round (20th overall) of the 2016 WNBA Draft after a four-year career at the University of Oregon that averaged 17.9 points on 54.3 percent shots and 14.3 rebounds in 120 games. She ended her NCAA career as the 10th player in Division I history with at least 2,000 points and 1,500 rebounds. Alleyne also finished with the second most double-doubles in Division I history (92) and the third most rebounding (1,712).

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