Heading into the 2020 season, fans had high hopes for Minnesota Lynx guard Lexie Brown. It was her second season with the Lynx following a standout performance during the 2019 season. This year was another year to prove herself.
Brown impressed during training camp. Lynx Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve took notice of Brown’s increased maturity going into a grueling 2020 campaign.
“First thing I told her is thank you for being in such good shape,” Reeve told media via a Zoom call. “I immediately noticed a change, the maturity.”
With that, Brown earned her first-career WNBA start in Minnesota’s season opener. What’s more, her debut in the starting lineup came against her former team: the Connecticut Sun. Starting for her team didn’t just stop there, though. When healthy, Brown would go on to start twelve more times in 2020.
Unfortunately a concussion in the second game of the season derailed Brown’s season. She returned to the floor on August 5 to score 15 points and record a franchise-high seven steals in a blowout win over the New York Liberty. Brown’s most impressive game the season came against the Indiana Fever on August 7. The 5-9 guard scored a career-high 26 total points, along with career-highs of nine assists and six rebounds, which ultimately helped the team take an 87-80 victory over the Fever.
Brown’s season was unfortunately cut short in September after concussion symptoms resurfaced. Brown returned home early to try and recover.
In all, the 26-year-old finished the season with averages of 6.4 points and 2.4 assists in 17 games for the Lynx. Her 1.8 steals per game tied for second in the WNBA behind Connecticut’s Alyssa Thomas.