Temi Fagbenle Advances in WNBA Playoffs with Minnesota Lynx

Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson
Photo courtesy of Zack Williamson

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Former Harvard women's basketball star Temi Fagbenle '15 has advanced to the WNBA Semifinals as part of the Minnesota Lynx.

The Lynx earned the top overall seed and a bye through the first two rounds of the WNBA Playoffs with their impressive 27-7 record.

In April, Fagbenle was drafted 35th by the Minnesota Lynx. During the regular season, she played in 21 games, averaging two points and one rebound a game.

Fagbenle in her final season at Harvard led the Ivy League and ranked 37th in the nation in rebounds by averaging 10.4 per game, as well as adding 14.4 points, 2.0 assists, and 1.0 blocks per game. 

In her career at Harvard, she registered 31 double-doubles, and became the 19th player in Harvard women's basketball history to surpass the 1,000-point mark. Fagbenle also was selected to the 2013-2014 All-Ivy League first team. Fagbenle was the first women's basketball player selected in the WNBA Draft since Allison Feaster '98 who was selected fifth overall by the Los Angeles Sparks.

After a win on Monday against the Washington Mystics by the score of 101-81, the Lynx now lead their semifinal series 1-0.

Minnesota leads Washington, 1-0

Game               Date                             Location                                               
Game 2            Sept. 14                        Williams Arena
Game 3            Sept. 17                        Capital One Arena
Game 4*          Sept. 19                        Capital One Arena
Game 5*          Sept. 21                        Williams Arena

*If Necessary