Three former Golden Gophers began their WNBA seasons during the past week.
— Marlene (@Stollings) May 13, 2017
Lindsay Whalen helped the hometown Minnesota Lynx to a 2-0 start. The starting point guard tallied eight points and five assists in the opener against the Chicago Sky, then 12 points and five assists at the New York Liberty.
It's a 👌 for Lindsay Whalen! pic.twitter.com/HPU5uYI3i1
— Minnesota Lynx (@minnesotalynx) May 14, 2017
Amanda Zahui B. took on a fellow Gopher when the Lynx visited Madison Square Garden. She had notched four points and two rebounds in the opener against the San Antonio Stars before also seeing action against the Lynx.
— MSG (@TheGarden) May 13, 2017
Rachel Banham, the Gophers’ most recent addition to the WNBA ranks, returned to the court for the first time since early last season. She underwent knee surgery during the 2016 season, then decided against playing overseas in order to focus on recovering for training camp. Banham played in the Connecticut Sun’s game against the Atlanta Dream last weekend.
It's been almost a year since I could say... GAME DAY!!! #WNBATipOff2017 🏀⛹🏽♀️💪🏼
Business trip. 💼✈️ pic.twitter.com/sVAuQSPvK8
— ConnecticutSun (@ConnecticutSun) May 18, 2017
Connecticut Sun at Indiana Fever, 6 p.m. CT
Minnesota Lynx at Dallas Wings, 7 p.m. CT (FSN)
Connecticut Sun at Minnesota Lynx, 7 p.m. CT (ESPN2)
New York Liberty at Phoenix Mercury, 9 p.m. CT
Maturi, Hunter Inducted into DECC Hall of Fame
The Duluth-area hall of fame recognized the Gophers' former athletic director and one of their top women's basketball players.
WNBA Update - May 19
All three Golden Gophers in the WNBA saw action during the league's first week of the 2017 season.
Marty McGillan Added to Gophers' Coaching Staff
The veteran men's assistant has coached seven NCAA Tournament teams and more than 60 future pros.