MINNEAPOLIS (FOX 9) - Former Golden Gopher Rachel Banham signed with the Minnesota Lynx Tuesday, the team announced.
The guard joins the Lynx from the Connecticut Sun after a sign-and-trade deal in exchange for a 2021 draft pick. Banham was a restricted free agent this offseason.
Banham has spent the last four years with Connecticut after graduating from the University of Minnesota as the Big Ten’s all-time leading scorer among men or women with 3,093 points. Before that, she was a standout for Lakeville North High School.
“I couldn’t be happier to be coming home and be a member of this historic franchise,” said Banham in a release. “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.”
The Lynx will begin their season May 15 and make their Target Center debut May 17.