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5-time WNBA champion, ‘cornerstone’ of team, staying in Minnesota

Minnesota has re-signed five-time WNBA Champion and four-time All-Star, forward Rebekkah Brunson.

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Champions exude greatness, and today the defending 2017 WNBA Champions Minnesota Lynx re-signed one of their key players and five-time WNBA Champion, forward Rebekkah Brunson, to help the franchise continue to excel.

Per Minnesota’s team policy, the details of the deal were not disclosed.

“We are extremely happy that Rebekkah Brunson, one of the cornerstones of our franchise and the only player in league history with five WNBA Championships, will remain a Lynx,” said Minnesota Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve. “From the moment she arrived in Minnesota, Rebekkah has been a vital part of our franchise both on and off the court. She’s a tireless worker and passionate leader and we are thrilled that she’s decided to continue her career with us.”

The four-time All-Star just finished her 14th year in the pros, where she had a phenomenal 2017 season. Per game, Brunson averaged 10.2 points, 6.7 rebounds, 1.5 assists and 26.9 minutes. To add to her stellar stats, she was shooting 44.9% from the floor and an impressive 71.1% from the free throw line. Brunson also holds Minnesota franchise records as career leader in rebounds (1,989) and double-doubles (55), while also ranking second overall in blocks (161) and fourth in steals (247).