Minnesota Lynx (WNBA)

International Players, 2024 Season

PlayerPositionCountrySeason(s)Hometown
Bridget CarletonForwardCanada2020-24Chatham, Ontario, Canada
Olivia EpoupaGuardFrance2024Paris, France
Dorka JuhaszGuard / ForwardHungary2023-24Pecs, Hungary
Sika KoneForwardMali2022-24
Alanna SmithForwardAustralia2019-24Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
Cecilia ZandalasiniForwardItaly2024Broni, Italy
Bold indicates current player

Minnesota Lynx Team History & International Alumni

The Minnesota Lynx, a prominent franchise in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), have etched their name in the league’s history books with a remarkable tradition of embracing international talent. Since their inception in 1999, the Lynx have cultivated a roster rich in diversity, drawing players from various corners of the globe to complement their formidable domestic talent. This international flair has not only enhanced the team’s competitiveness but has also contributed to their consistent success over the years.

One of the pivotal moments in the Lynx’s international player tradition came in 2010 when they selected Australian sensation Liz Cambage with the second overall pick in the WNBA Draft. Cambage, known for her imposing presence in the paint and dominant scoring ability, made an immediate impact, becoming one of the league’s most feared centers. Her tenure with the Lynx showcased the team’s commitment to global talent and laid the groundwork for future international acquisitions.

The Lynx’s dedication to scouting and recruiting international players has continued to pay dividends, with stars like Damiris Dantas from Brazil and Temi Fagbenle from England making significant contributions to the team’s success. Dantas, a skilled forward, has been a consistent presence in the Lynx’s frontcourt, providing scoring, rebounding, and defensive versatility. Fagbenle, a versatile forward/center, has showcased her talents on both ends of the floor, further solidifying the Lynx’s reputation as a destination for elite international talent. With a legacy built on inclusivity and a global perspective, the Minnesota Lynx remain a beacon of diversity and excellence in the world of women’s basketball.