Family and friends are mourning the death of a 16-year-old boy who fell from a fire escape in south Minneapolis Thursday. Blake Fannin died from injuries after falling four stories. He had been climbing with a friend at a building in Uptown.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have announced the signing of veteran forward Tayshaun Prince. The Wolves agreed to terms last week with Prince on a one-year deal for the veteran minimum.
Sue Bird is back for another WNBA All-Star Game, and Plenette Pierson is joining her for the first time. And Minnesota’s Lindsay Whalen has made the All-Star Reserves.
Thousands of campers are expected when the Minnesota Lynx host their annual “Camp Day” game Wednesday at Target Center. The team says more than 17,000 campers and fans from across Minnesota are expected when the Lynx take on the Connecticut Sun.
On make-or-break player heading into his second year is Zach LaVine. WCCO’s Mike Max got a chance to talk with LaVine at a basketball camp to find out if LaVine can take that next step into super-stardom.
Maya Moore matched her season high with 29 points and the Minnesota Lynx beat the Chicago Sky 84-66 on Friday night.
Maya Moore scored 26 points and Seimone Augustus had 21 to help the Minnesota Lynx beat Connecticut 85-79 on Tuesday night, the Sun’s fourth straight loss. Minnesota made all five of its free throws over the final 15 seconds after Chelsea Gray’s 3-pointer had pulled Connecticut within three points with 57 seconds remaining.
The line to watch a Minnesota Timberwolves summer scrimmage stretched for blocks from Target Center through the Skyway in downtown Minneapolis Wednesday. “We’ve got a good, young core of players so I’m excited to see what we’ve got,” fan Matt Ostby said.
The Minnesota Lynx were the preseason favorite to win the Western Conference and a third WNBA title in five seasons. Until this week, they were looking up in the standings.
The Minnesota Timberwolves have scheduled an open house for fans considering season tickets, trying to build off the buzz created by their high-profile draft picks. The Wolves selected Kentucky center Karl-Anthony Towns with the first overall pick on Thursday night and then traded up into the lower part of the first round to get Duke point guard and Minnesota native Tyus Jones with their next selection.
Coach Dave Thorson is conducting his annual basketball camp at DeLaSalle High School in Minneapolis. He is asked to turn his attention to two players he coached two years ago in Michael Jordan’s Summer Camp.
Throughout the summer, St. Louis Park Police officers put on “Basketball in the Park’ for kids. The decade old program gives children and teens the opportunity to shoot hoops with police officers.
The WNBA season is right around the corner. The Lynx have one more preseason tune-up Monday night at Target Center before tipping off the regular season next Friday night at home against Tulsa.
Jim Petersen grew up in St. Louis Park, and grew into a 6-foot-11-inch frame. Basketball was an obvious calling, and it still is because he loves this game — and the game seems to love him back.
As the Minnesota Lynx get ready to start another season, it’s hard to miss the Janel McCarville-sized hole in their starting lineup. “It was not ideal,” Lynx Coach Cheryl Reeve said. “To have a player make a decision like that at the 11th hour, when all the transactions and the draft and everything were over, you know, it’s not what we hoped for. At the same time, you don’t sit around and cry about it. You got to put action.”
A former St. Thomas varsity basketball captain is hoping for a future pro contract overseas, but in the meantime he’s staying busy in business.
His voice cracking and tears welling in his eyes, Flip Saunders pointed to the sky about 20 minutes after the Minnesota Timberwolves — the franchise that has been down on its luck for most of the past 25 years — won the draft lottery to get the No. 1 overall selection.
Fear not Minnesota Lynx fans, Maya Moore isn’t going anywhere. The restricted free agent hasn’t signed her contract yet, but said that it’s only a matter of time before she does.
Minnesota has added Philadelphia prep standout Ahmad Gilbert to its recruiting class. The Golden Gophers announced that Gilbert signed a national letter of intent on Tuesday.
Mahtomedi’s Sean Hjelle is made for basketball, and maybe baseball. He’s 6 feet 11 inches tall and he’s good in the low post. But he thinks his future is on the mound. Watch him on the basketball court and you see a kid with potential — big potential.
Minnehaha Academy junior Sara Kaminski shoots baskets with her father. The last of four athletic siblings, she has built quite a resume; a three-sport athlete whose first love is basketball. But maybe it is what Adrian Peterson demonstrated in his MVP season that makes this story remarkable.
February was winding down and the Minnesota Timberwolves were slogging through another terrible season, their worn out fan base’s eyes glazing over as player after player was lost to injury. Then, a 7-foot long adrenaline shot right to the heart.
Holding the first and third pick in the WNBA draft, the Seattle Storm have been preparing their draft boards for the past few months. All that preparation got scrapped last week when Notre Dame junior Jewell Loyd and Minnesota redshirt sophomore Amanda Zahui B. decided to turn pro.
While other NBA teams are getting ready to play for all the marbles, fans of the lottery-bound Los Angeles Lakers and Minnesota Timberwolves have their minds on ping pong balls and the draft lottery on May 19.
Omri Casspi’s playing time has increased since George Karl took over as Sacramento’s coach during the All-Star break. Casspi’s production is picking up, too.