Renee Montgomery left an undeniable mark on the Lynx franchise.
Selected by the Lynx with the fourth-overall pick of the 2009 WNBA Draft, Montgomery played in all 34 games for Minnesota her rookie year, averaging 9.0 points on 40.8-percent shooting, making the 2009 WNBA All-Rookie Team. However, her first stint with the Lynx was short-lived—before the 2010 season, she was traded to Connecticut Sun for Minnesota legend Lindsay Whalen.
Montgomery excelled with the Sun, winning the Sixth Woman of the Year award in 2012. The Lynx kept a close eye on the player they had drafted, and when they opportunity to bring her back presented itself midway through the 2015 season, they jumped at the chance.
Montgomery was a key player in the Lynx’s 2015 and 2017 WNBA Championship runs, backing up both guard spots. She scored a playoff career-high 18 points in a Game 1 win vs. Washington in 2017. Montgomery appeared in 121 total games with the Lynx and averaged 7.8 points and 2.7 assists per game.
Montgomery left the Lynx in free agency this offseason. She’s currently playing the 2018 season with the Atlanta Dream.
Montgomery played college basketball at the University of Connecticut, where she made the Final Four every year with the team, and led the team to a 39-0 record and a NCAA Championship her senior year.