Minnesota Lynx Finalize 2024 Roster

MINNEAPOLIS/ST. PAUL – Minnesota Lynx Head Coach and President of Basketball Operations Cheryl Reeve today announced the team has set its roster ahead of the 2024 season. 

The Opening Night roster returns five players from 2023: First Team All-WNBA selection Napheesa Collier, Kayla McBride, Bridget Carleton and All-Rookie Team selections Diamond Miller and Dorka Juhász, the latter of whom will begin the season on the Suspended List while completing her season in Italy. 

The 2024 roster features eight new faces, highlighted by free agent signees Courtney Williams and Alanna Smith. Minnesota also acquired Natisha Hiedeman and Sika Koné in offseason trades and Cecilia Zandalasini returns to the Lynx for the first time since 2018. Rookie Alissa Pili, the 2022-23 Pac-12 Player of the Year, was Minnesota’s 1st-round selection in the 2024 Draft while Olivia Époupa and Taylor Soule complete the roster. 

Minnesota tips off its 26th WNBA season, presented by Mayo Clinic, at Seattle on Tuesday, May 14, at 9:00 p.m. CT. The game will be broadcast on Bally Sports North Extra and will stream on the iHeartRadio App and the Lynx App. The Lynx return to Target Center for their home opener on Friday, May 17, at 8:30 p.m. CT in a rematch with the Storm. Single-game tickets and full-season memberships are available by visiting www.lynxbasketball.com/tickets or by calling 612-673-8400. 


No  Player  Pos  Ht.  Wt.  Birthdate  College/From  Exp. 
6  Bridget Carleton  F  6-1  177  5/22/1997  Iowa State/Canada  5 
24  Napheesa Collier  F  6-1  173  9/23/1996  Connecticut/USA  5 
0  Olivia Époupa  G  5-5  122  4/30/1994  France  R 
2  Natisha Hiedeman  G  5-8  128  2/10/1997  Marquette/USA  5 
14  Dorka Juhász*  F  6-5  191  12/18/1999  Connecticut/Hungary  1 
3  Sika Koné  F  6-3  180  7/13/2002  Mali  1 
21  Kayla McBride  G  5-11  179  6/25/1992  Notre Dame/USA  10 
1  Diamond Miller  F  6-3  179  2/11/2001  Maryland/USA  1 
35  Alissa Pili  F  5-11  235  6/8/2001  Utah/USA  R 
8  Alanna Smith  F  6-4  183  9/10/1996  Stanford/Australia  5 
7  Taylor Soule  F  5-11  188  1/5/2000  Virginia Tech/USA  1 
10  Courtney Williams  G  5-8  142  5/11/1994  South Florida/USA  8 
9  Cecilia Zandalasini  F  6-2  167  3/16/1996  Italy  2 


*Suspended temporarily due to overseas commitments  

Head Coach/President of Basketball Operations: Cheryl Reeve (La Salle) 

Associate Head Coach: Katie Smith (Ohio State) 

Assistant Coach: Rebekkah Brunson (Georgetown) 

Assistant Coach: Elaine Powell (LSU) 

Player Development/Video Coordinator: Damon Jones (Mercyhurst) 

Director of Player Performance/Head Athletic Trainer: Chuck Barta (Wisconsin-La Crosse) 

Assistant Athletic Trainer: Brandi BlueArm (Minnesota) 

Sports Performance Coach: Andrea Hayden (Missouri Baptist)  

General Manager: Clare Duwelius (Wayne State)