MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has signed free agent forward Jillian Alleyne. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Alleyne (pronounced AY-leen), a 6-3 forward from Fontana, Calif., was drafted by Phoenix in the 2nd round (20th overall) of the 2016 WNBA Draft. She averaged 17.9 points (on 54.3% shooting) and 14.3 rebounds per game in her senior season at the University of Oregon and finished her career as only the 10th player in NCAA history with at least 2,000 points and 1,500 rebounds. She also finished with the second-most double-doubles in NCAA history (92) and the third-most rebounds (1,712). Alleyne’s final season in Eugene was cut short due to an ACL injury, which also kept her out of the entire 2016 WNBA season. She most recently was waived by New York on Thursday (May 3).
The Summit (Calif.) High School product played for IDK Gipuzkoa in Spain during this past offseason. Alleyne saw action in 27 games, averaging 9.7 points (on 53.9% shooting) and 8.9 rebounds per contest.