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Napheesa Collier signs multi-year extension with Minnesota Lynx

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Napheesa Collier is staying in Minnesota after signing a multi-year contract extension with the Lynx.

The WNBA team announced the news Monday but did not release the terms of the deal.

After a successful collegiate career at UConn, Collier was selected at No. 6 overall by the Lynx in the 2019 WNBA draft.

“Since 2019 when we drafted her, Phee has been such an integral part of our franchise maintaining its championship aspirations,” Lynx coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve said in a statement. “I am thrilled that she has elected to extend her contract to remain a Lynx and look forward to the years ahead with Phee as a cornerstone of the franchise.”

The 6-foot-1 forward started in all 29 games with Minnesota last season, averaging a team-high 16.2 points, 6.6 rebounds and 3.2 assists while playing a league-best 34.6 minutes per game.

Collier will miss the beginning of the 2022 WNBA season, as she is pregnant with her first child, with her due date scheduled for May.

The Lynx kick off their regular season Friday, when they face off against the Storm in Seattle.