Minnesota Lynx Finalize 2023 Roster

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – The Minnesota Lynx today set their 12-player roster as they prepare for Opening Night Friday, May 19 vs. Chicago. The game at Target Center is slated to tipoff at 7:00 p.m. Minnesota is celebrating its 25th WNBA anniversary season, presented by Mayo Clinic.

The 2023 roster is highlighted by returning 2019 Rookie of the Year, Napheesa Collier, who returns to her first full season of action since 2021 after sitting out the majority of the 2022 season due to the birth of her child last May. She is joined by returners Lindsay Allen, Rachel Banham, Kayla McBride, Bridget Carleton, Nikolina Milić, Aerial Powers and Jessica Shepard.

Newly acquired guard Tiffany Mitchell is set to make her Lynx regular season debut tomorrow. Mitchell was signed as a free agent on Feb. 3 and previously played for the Indiana Fever from 2016 through the 2022 season in which she saw action in 209 contests with 95 career starts. During this time, she averaged 9.6 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

Joining the veteran players are rookies Diamond Miller (second overall pick) and Dorka Juhász (16th overall pick). Miller is the highest ranked pick for the Lynx since Maya Moore was drafted first overall in the 2011 WNBA Draft.



No Player Pos Ht Wt Birthdate College/from Exp.
11 Natalie Achonwa^ F 6-3 198 11/22/1992 Notre Dame/Canada 8
2 Lindsay Allen* G 5-8 145 3/20/1995 Notre Dame/USA 4
15 Rachel Banham G 5-10 181 7/15/1993 Minnesota/USA 7
6 Bridget Carleton F 6-1 179 5/22/1997 Iowa State/Canada 4
24 Napheesa Collier F 6-1 179 9/23/1996 Connecticut/USA 4
14 Dorka Juhász C 6-5 191 12/18/1999 Connecticut/Hungary R
21 Kayla McBride G 5-11 187 6/25/1992 Notre Dame/USA 9
31 Nikolina Milić F 6-3 181 4/12/1994 Bosnia and Herzegovina 0
1 Diamond Miller F 6-3 168 2/11/2001 Maryland/USA R
25 Tiffany Mitchell G 5-9 169 9/23/1994 South Carolina/USA 7
3 Aerial Powers G 5-11 170 1/17/1994 Michigan State/USA 7
10 Jessica Shepard F 6-4 186 9/11/1996 Notre Dame/USA 3 

^ Achonwa out due to pregnancy/child birth

* Allen designated as Maternity Exception Player


Natalie Achonwa (uh-CHAHN-wuh)
Rachel Banham (BAN-um)
Napheesa Collier (nuh-FEE-suh)
Dorka Juhász (YOU-haws)
Nikolina Milić (knee-co-LEE-na mill-ich)
Aerial Powers (AIR-ee-ul)


Head Coach/POBO: Cheryl Reeve (La Salle)
Associate Head Coach: Katie Smith (Ohio State)
Assistant Coaches: Rebekkah Brunson (Georgetown)
Elaine Powell (LSU)
Athletic Trainers: Chuck Barta (Wisconsin-La Crosse)
Brandi BlueArm (Minnesota)
General Manager: Clare Duwelius (Wayne State)
Video Coordinator: Michael Wexler (Pepperdine)