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Reggie Lynch
Reggie  Lynch

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Edina, Minn.

High School:
Edina

Last College:
Illinois State

Height / Weight:
6-10 / 265

Position:
Center


03/06/2017

Five Gophers Receive All-Big Ten Honors

Pitino, Mason, Murphy, Lynch and Coffey recognized.

07/20/2015

Meet the Men's Basketball Newcomers

Get to know the newest Gophers in these video Q&As.

11/15/2017

11.15.17 Men's Basketball vs Niagara

11.15.17 Men's Basketball vs Niagara

11/13/2017

Men's Basketball at Providence (USATSI)

The Gophers hit the road to take on the Friars in non-conference action.

11/10/2017

Minnesota vs. South Carolina Upstate

USATSI Photos from Minnesota men's basketball vs. South Carolina Upstate - Friday, Nov. 10, 2017

11/02/2017

11.02.17 Men's Basketball vs Concordia

11.02.17 Men's Basketball vs Concordia

03/16/2017

Minnesota vs. Middle Tennessee (USATSI)

Check out the men's basketball USATSI gallery from the game against MTSU in the First Round of the NCAA Tournament.

Lynch Stats and Career Highs Get Acrobat Reader

2016-17  |  Redshirt Junior Season:
Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year • started 33 games, missing one due to injury • set new Gophers single-season blocks record (114) and was second in the country in blocks per game (3.5) • was also second in rebounding (201) and sixth in scoring (8.4 ppg) on the team • posted 14 double-figure scoring games and 11 games with five or more blocks • Made Gopher debut and scored 10 points, eight rebounds and two blocks vs. UL-Lafayette (11/11) • led team with 14 points and added five rebounds and three blocks vs. UT Arlington (11/14) • dished career-high five assists and added six points, six rebounds and two blocks vs. Mount St. Mary's (11/16) • grabbed 11 rebounds and blocked nine shots, adding six points against St. John's (11/18) • scored 10 points, seven rebounds, three blocks and a steal vs. Arkansas (11/22) • missed the SIU game due to an ankle injury • returned to action with seven points, four rebounds and a block at Florida State (11/28) • scored six blocks, five rebounds, four points and a steal vs. Vanderbilt (12/3) • scored nine points, seven rebounds and five blocks vs. NJIT (12/6) • posted 10 points, six rebounds, four blocks and a steal vs. Georgia Southern (12/9) • scored a double-double with game-highs of 18 points and 11 rebounds with three blocks and an assist vs. Northern Illinois (12/11) • recorded three blocks, two points, two rebounds and a steal vs. LIU Brooklyn (12/14) • scored six points, two rebounds and one steal vs. Arkansas State (12/23) • recorded three points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. Michigan State (12/27) • scored 10 points, six rebounds, five block and two steals at Purdue (1/1) • scored 12 points, eight rebounds and a block at Northwestern (1/5) • scored 10 points, five rebounds and three blocks vs. Ohio State (1/8) • recorded three rebounds, two points, one assist and a block at Michigan State (1/11) • led team with 12 points adding six rebounds, two blocks and an assist at Penn State (1/14) • scored eight points, seven rebounds and five blocks vs. Wisconsin (1/21) • registered 10 points, six rebounds, two blocks, one steal and an assis at Ohio State (1/25) • posted double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds, adding five blocks vs. Maryland (1/28) • scored team-high 15 points with six rebounds, two blocks and an assist at Illinois (2/4) • recorded 12 rebounds, six blocks and three points vs. Iowa (2/8) • scored five rebounds, three blocks and two points at Rutgers (2/11) • recorded seven rebounds, six points and four blocks vs. Indiana (2/15) • scored 11 points, eight rebounds and one steal vs. Michigan (2/19) • registered six rebounds, four points, three blocks and a steal at Maryland (2/22) • recorded second-most blocks in school history with 11, adding nine points, three rebounds and two assists vs. Penn State (2/25) • scored 11 points, six rebounds, six blocks, three assists and three steals vs. Nebraska (3/2) • posted eight rebounds, five blocks and two points at Wisconsin (3/5) • scored 16 points, five blocks and four rebounds vs. Michigan State (3/10 - BTT) • scored 12 points, five rebounds and one steal vs. Michigan (3/11 - BTT) • scored eight points, three rebounds, three blocks and one steal vs. MTSU (3/16 - NCAA).


2015-16 | Junior Season:

Sat out the season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2014-15 | Sophomore Season (Illinois State):
Earned All-MVC Tournament Team accolades • Named to the All-MVC Second Team and the All-Defensive Team • As a finalist for the Lefty Driesell Award, was named a Defensive All-American by CollegeInsider.com • Ended his sophomore season with 189 career blocks, ranking No. 2 on ISU's career-blocks list, behind Jackie Carmichael's 200 • Finished the season with 93 blocks to establish ISU’s single-season sophomore blocks record and rank No. 3 on ISU’s single-season blocks list • Set ISU’s sophomore blocks record versus No. 19 Northern Iowa (Jan. 25), surpassing the previous mark of 48 established by Joe Galvin during the 1977-78 campaign • Led the MVC and ranked No. 14 nationally with 2.8 blocks per game • Led ISU in blocks a team-best 30 times • Blocked three or more shots 15 times and collected eight or more rebounds nine times • Led the league and ranked No. 92 nationally with 2.8 offensive rebounds per game • Led ISU and ranked No. 8 in the MVC by shooting 116-for-228 (50.9 percent) from the field • Played in 33 of ISU’s 35 games while making 30 starts • Recorded a team-best 25 dunks • Scored 15 points with eight rebounds and an ISU single-game NIT-record six blocks in the NIT first-round win over Green Bay (Mar. 18) • Scored 11 points with seven rebounds and five blocks in the MVC Tournament semifinal win over No. 8 Wichita State (Mar. 7) • Scored 12 points and blocked five shots in the win at Bradley (Feb. 18) • Netted 10 points with eight rebounds versus No. 13 Wichita State (Feb. 14) • Scored a career-best 18 points while matching a career-high six field goals at Southern Illinois (Feb. 7) • Matched a career high at the time, scoring 16 points on 6-for-8 shooting while blocking five shots in the win over Evansville (Feb. 3) • Netted two free throws and back-to-back blocks in the final 16 seconds to help ISU hold off Loyola (Jan. 31) • Netted 12 points versus No. 19 Northern Iowa (Jan. 25) • Grabbed a game-high nine rebounds with 13 points in the win at Drake (Jan. 20) • Collected a game-best eight rebounds with eight points at Indiana State (Jan. 14) • Made a career-best seven free throws on eight attempts in the win at Missouri State (Jan. 11) • Earned his first-career double-double in the win at DePaul (Dec. 14) • Blocked a game-best six shots at UAB (Dec. 7) and versus VCU (Dec. 2) • Blocked a career-best seven shots versus Youngstown State (Nov. 29) • In the season opener versus Utah State (Nov. 16), recorded a career high at the time with nine rebounds, which he matched at UAB (Dec. 7) • Missed two games (Dec. 29 vs. Quincy and Jan. 7 vs. Drake) due to back pain.

2013-14 | Freshman Season (Illinois State):
Earned 2014 Missouri Valley Conference All-Newcomer and All-Freshman accolades • Named the MVC Newcomer of the Week (March 2) • Set the MVC and Illinois State freshman single-season blocks records, with 96 total blocks • Also set the ISU freshman single-season field goal percentage mark, with a 110-for-189 (58.2 percent) average, which led Illinois State and ranked second in the MVC • Played in all 34 games while making 20 starts • Led the league in blocks (2.8 per game) • Led the Redbirds and ranked No. 15 in league-rebounding • Matched a career-high with six field goals for 15 points plus seven rebounds and five blocks - breaking the previous MVC freshman record of 92 - in the College Basketball Invitational (CBI) semifinal loss at Siena (Mach 26) • Blocked a career-best six shots and scored nine points in the CBI quarterfinal win over Texas A&M (March 24) • Matched a career-best with eight rebounds in the CBI first-round win over Morehead State (March 19) • Scored 10 points with four blocks and three rebounds in the loss at Southern Illinois (March 1) • Earned career-bests in points (16) and rebounds (8) in the win over Indiana State (Feb. 26) • Made a career-best six free throws during a career-high 29 minutes in the overtime loss at Evansville (Feb. 12) • Set the freshman blocks record - surpassing the previous mark of 52 - with two blocks in the win over Drake (Feb. 1) • Scored 14 points with seven rebounds and four blocks in the win at Drake (Jan. 18) • Recorded a career-high two assists, plus scored eight points in the win over Evansville (Jan. 15) • Was one of four Redbirds to reach double-figures, scoring 11 points while blocking three shots with three steals and five rebounds in the win over Loyola (Jan. 11) • Scored eight points with three blocks and four rebounds in the win over Southern Illinois (Jan. 5) • Netted 10 points - including a clutch free throw to send the game to overtime - in the loss at Missouri State (Jan. 2) • Shot 4-for-4 from the field to score 10 points in the win over No. 25 Dayton (Dec. 7) • Scored 10 points with five rebounds in the win at Northwestern (Nov. 17).

High School:
Was one of the top shot-blockers in the state of Minnesota • Helped lead Edina High School (24-8) to a third place finish at the 2012-13 state tournament • Tallied 22 points with 10 rebounds and four blocks in the winning effort to secure third • As a junior, averaged 10.1 points per game and led Edina to the Section Six Class AAAA finals • Following his senior year, was invited to participate in the 2013 Minnesota Basketball Coaches Association All-Star Game • Also played for the Minnesota Magic Elite AAU program.

Personal:
Parents are Marlene and John Lynch • has one brother, Max • uncle, Kevin Lynch, played basketball at Minnesota and was a second-round NBA draft pick by the Charlotte Hornets • lists beating tenth-ranked Wichita State while at Illinois State and making it to state in high school as his favorite basketball memories • enjoys movies and dogs • majoring in business and marketing education.

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