MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Minnesota Lynx have chosen Napheesa Collier in the 2019 WNBA Draft, using their sixth overall pick.

Collier, a forward from the University of Connecticut, racked up 24 double-doubles during her senior season.

While the Lynx are not at a point of calling this a season of rebuilding, as they have too many good players, they will not be able to replace Maya Moore with one draft pick, WCCO’s Mike Max reports. She was a gift that fell to them when they had a number one pick overall.

With this draft and this season, they’re adding the pieces that can help — not blockbuster program changes, but players who can help.

The Lynx said this pick represents their highest selection since the team had third overall in 2012, when they selected Devereaux Peters.

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