Lynx Forward Napheesa Collier is ready for Olympics | KSTP.com

Lynx Forward Napheesa Collier is ready for Olympics

KSTP Sports
Updated: July 12, 2021 06:18 PM
Created: July 12, 2021 03:37 PM

Napheesa Collier is coming into her own. She's in her third season with the Minnesota Lynx and now she's an Olympian.

"This is certainly a dream come true for me to represent my country and have the USA on my jersey," Collier told KSTP's Darren Wolfson.

***To see an extended story and interview with Napheesa Collier CLICK THE PLAY ICON ABOVE***

Collier was the 6th overall pick by the Minnesota Lynx in 2019 and won the WNBA Rookie of the Year award. Collier is the leading scorer for the Lynx this season with 17.3 points per game and she's second in rebounding with more than six per game.

The United States will take on Nigeria on July 27 in Tokyo to begin pool play. Collier is joined by Lynx teammate Sylvia Fowles, along with head coach Cheryl Reeve, who will serve as an assistant coach for Team USA.


Copyright 2021 - KSTP-TV, LLC A Hubbard Broadcasting Company

FDA expected to authorize Pfizer booster for seniors, those at high risk

Police investigation underway in Hastings

Persisting supply chain issues could complicate Thanksgiving grocery shopping

Stocks start higher on Wall Street ahead of Fed statement

2nd suspect in quadruple homicide charged with 4 counts of 2nd-degree murder