Minnesota Lynx and Forward Napheesa Collier Joint Statement

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The four-time WNBA Champion Minnesota Lynx and forward Napheesa Collier today issued the following statements regarding the pregnancy announcement released by People Magazine this afternoon:

Collier: “I am very excited to start a family with my fiancé Alex. Having a child is truly a beautiful journey and I am grateful to have the support of our families, friends and the Lynx as I begin this special chapter of motherhood.”

Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve: “On behalf of Lynx players, coaches and staff, I want to share our heartfelt congratulations to Napheesa, Alex and their families. We are eager to support Phee through this exciting journey and look forward to welcoming the newest addition to our Lynx family. Being a parent is an exceptional joy and we wish Phee a healthy pregnancy.”

Selected sixth overall in the 2019 WNBA draft by Minnesota, the two-time All-Star and 2019 Rookie of the Year recorded an average of 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.3 blocks for a league-high 34.6 minutes per game in 29 contests with the Lynx this season.