Fowles, Beijing Capture WCBA Title

Mitchell Hansen
Web Editorial Associate


Minnesota Lynx center Sylvia Fowles added to her championship-filled resume Thursday morning.

Fowles and Beijing topped Bayi 96-77 to complete the 3-0 sweep and capture the Women’s Chinese Basketball Association title. Fowles and Beijing have now won the WCBA in back-to-back seasons.

Fowles, who tallied 35 points and 12 rebounds in the win, earned Most Valuable Player honors. It marks the first time in WCBA history that the MVP award was given to an import player. Fowles averaged 29 points and 11.7 rebounds in 29.8 minutes per game in the championship series.

Fowles finished another impressive offseason with Beijing, averaging 21.7 points, 11.5 rebounds, 1.5 assists, 1.4 steals and 1.3 blocks in 28.6 minutes per game. She shot 70.4 percent from the field and 66 percent from the free throw line throughout the season.

Along with winning the 2015 WNBA Championship with the Lynx, Fowles is now a two-time WCBA champion.

Fowles will play in her 10th WNBA season when the Lynx kick off the 2017 season at 6 p.m. May 14 against the Chicago Sky at Xcel Energy Center.