The Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday afternoon that they have begun adding to their training camp roster ahead of the 2019 WNBA season with the signing of forward Jillian Alleyne.
Alleyne, who is a 6-foot-3 forward, appeared in a Lynx uniform during training camp in 2018, playing in one game with Minnesota before she was waived. In that one preseason game on May 12 against the Chicago Sky, Alleyne finished with four points, four rebounds and one block in 13 minutes off the bench.
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Alleyne played collegiately at Oregon, where she finished her career as the 10th player in NCAA history with at least 2,000 points and 1,500 rebounds, even after her senior season was brief due to an ACL injury.
The California native has been active in the offseason playing overseas in Israel for Hapoel Rishon Le-Zion, where she has appeared in 19 games and has averaged 34.4 minutes a contest. Alleyne is averaging a team-high 18.3 points, 10.5 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks along with shooting 52.4 percent from the field and 69.8 percent from the free throw line.
Originally entering the WNBA as the 20th overall selection by the Phoenix Mercury in the 2016 WNBA Draft, Alleyne returns to the Lynx training camp roster to provide Minnesota with a potential multi-dimensional option while adding some depth at the forward position.
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