Draft Grades: Lynx Earn Straight As With Rennia Davis Pick

Cheryl Reeve was a Rhodes Scholar nominee as a student at La Salle University, so the Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and General Manager is no stranger to the Honor Roll.  With the selection of Tennessee guard-forward Rennia Davis as the No. 9 pick in the 2021 WNBA Draft, Reeve and the Lynx earned high marks with the national media…

ESPN’s Mechele Voepel – A

“With just one pick, it obviously wasn’t a busy draft for the four-time WNBA champions, but coach/general manager Cheryl Reeve has to be happy that Davis, who seemed to have a lot of traction as a lottery pick, fell to No. 9.

Nobody is ever going to replace Maya Moore. But getting a 6-2 wing who can rebound and has good scoring potential seems like just what the Lynx were looking for.”

CBSSports.com’s Jack Maloney – A:

“Many projections had Davis going in the lottery, but she falls all the way to No. 9. Bit of a surprise, but the Lynx certainly won’t complain. Davis is a terrific athlete who can guard multiple positions, and will crash the glass. She needs to improve her 3-point shooting but will fit in well with the defensive-minded culture in Minnesota.”

The Athletic’s Chantel Jennings – N/A:

“Coach Cheryl Reeve doesn’t have any evident holes on the Lynx roster and knew that Minnesota could go with a player who could take a bit of time to develop in their system. Davis should be able to get on the floor and give the Lynx looks on the defensive end while developing her offensive game, but they’re not going to need her immediately.”