MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – The Minnesota Lynx announced Thursday they’ve resigned center Janel McCarville to a multi-year contract.
Terms of the contract were not made available. McCarville started in all 32 games she played for the Lynx last season, averaging 6.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.9 assists per game. That assists number is a career-high for McCarville and was second among WNBA centers last season.
McCarville, also a former University of Minnesota star, averaged more than nine points per game during the playoffs as the Lynx went undefeated in the postseason on the way to their second WNBA title in three years.
“I’m excited to be back with the Lynx,” said McCarville. “Last year was obviously a great season for us, both on and off the court. I had so much fun playing alongside all of the amazing talent on our roster, and I can’t wait to do it all over again this summer as we defend our title.”
“I’m thrilled Janel has decided to remain a Lynx,” said head coach Cheryl Reeve. “Her personality and her on-court talent are a perfect match for our team. To have players that teammates love to play with and players that coaches love to coach has been the trademark of our successful teams and Janel embodies this.”