The Minnesota Lynx signed Langston forward Asheika Alexander to the team’s training camp roster following Thursday’s WNBA Draft.
Per Elias Sports, the Gwinnett, Georgia native becomes the first player signed by the Lynx who attended an HBCU.
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There have previously been five players from an HBCU drafted into the WNBA (Denique Graves – 1997 2nd round – Howard, Karen Wilkins – 1998 4th round – Howard, Andrea Gardner 2002 2nd round – Howard, Amba Kongolo – 2002 4th round – North Carolina Central, Jaclyn Winfield – 2002 4th round – Southern).
Alexander played two seasons for Langston in 42 total games, holding averages of 21.0 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 2.2 steals per game.
In her senior season, Alexander played in 16 games, averaging 21.8 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists and 1 block per contest
Courtesy: Minnesota Lynx