PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIPACADEMIC INTEGRATION COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE

Fagbenle ’15 Selected by Lynx in the WNBA Draft

Fagbenle ’15 Selected by Lynx in the WNBA Draft

UNCASVILLE, Conn. – Harvard women's basketball standout Temi Fagbenle '15 became the second Crimson player ever to be selected in the WNBA Draft, going 35th to the Minnesota Lynx Thursday evening.

Fagbenle, a three-time All-Ivy League honoree, Fagbenle led the Ivy League and ranked 37th in the nation with 10.4 rebounds per game, adding 14.4 points, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks in her final year with the Crimson. A London product originally from Idaban, Nigeria, Fagbenle went on to play a year at Southern California after being named the team's Most Valuable Player and the Best Defender. She totaled 31 double-doubles over her Crimson career and became the 19th player in Crimson history to eclipse the 1,000-point mark.  

Fagbenle becomes the first Crimson student-athlete since Allison Feaster '98 was taken fifth overall by the Los Angeles Sparks. Feaster played for 10 years for the Sparks, Charlotte Sting and Indiana Fever in the league. 

PRINCIPLED LEADERSHIP, ACADEMIC INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVE EXCELLENCE