MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx tonight selected Alexis Jones from Baylor with the 12th overall pick in the 2017 WNBA Draft.
Jones, a 5-9 guard from Irving, TX., averaged 13.2 points, 4.7 rebounds and 4.8 assists per game this season en route to being selected as a 2017 Associated Press Honorable Mention All-American and a unanimous first team All-Big 12 selection. She finished her career with 1,278 points, spending the first two years of her career at Duke and then her final two years of eligibility at Baylor.
The MacArthur High School product finished her career at Baylor ranked second in three-point field goal percentage (.411), fourth in assists per game (4.6 apg), eighth in three-point field goals made (132) and ninth in three-point field goal attempts (321).
The redshirt senior recorded the Big 12 Conference’s only triple-double of the year with 24 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists against Oklahoma. Jones became the second player in program history to record a triple-double in a game (Brittney Griner, 5x) and the first to record a points-rebounds-assists triple-double.
The Lynx will tip off the team’s 19th season in the WNBA with their home opener on Sunday, May 14 at 6:00 p.m. at the Xcel Energy Center in St. Paul. Full-season memberships, which include tickets to all 17 home games and priority playoff seating, are still available by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com/membership or by calling 612-673-8400.