To celebrate our 20th season, we have compiled a top-20 list of players in franchise history. We will release a new player each Monday, beginning April 9.
A 6-1 forward from Chicago, IL, Devereaux Peters was drafted by the Lynx with the third overall pick in the 2012 WNBA draft. In college at Notre Dame, she helped the Fighting Irish make three consecutive Sweet Sixteen appearances. Peters was also the 2012 Big East Conference Defensive Player of the Year.
Her best season came in 2013, when she appeared in every game for the Lynx and helped anchor the team’s defense off the bench as they won their second WNBA title. In that season, Peters averaged 4.1 points, 4.6 rebounds, and 1.0 blocks per game in 18 minutes. She ranked ninth in the league with 34 blocks.
Devereaux never started for the Lynx, but it was not for lack of talent. She joined a star-studded roster that included Rebekkah Brunson and six-time All Star Taj McWilliams-Franklin.
Peters was also a key contributor to the Lynx’s title run in 2015, before being dealt in the offseason in a sign and trade deal for Indiana Fever forward Natasha Howard.
In four seasons with the Lynx, Peters appeared in 125 regular season games and 31 playoff games, helping the Lynx win the 2013 and 2015 WNBA championships.