Lynx will retire Sylvia Fowles’ No. 34; Lindsay Whalen to be honored
The Lynx will retire Sylvia Fowles’ jersey this season as the team celebrates 25 years in the WNBA.
Fowles’ No. 34 will be retired in a ceremony on June 11 during a weekend where the Lynx will also recognize a 25th anniversary game on June 9 featuring the return of former stars for a franchise that matters four WNBA titles. The team will have a countdown of the top 25 players in team history, starting March 1 and leading up to the home opener on May 19.
Lindsay Whalen, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year, will be honored on “Whay Day” on August 4.
Fowles spent the last eight seasons of her 15-year WNBA career with the Lynx, winning two championships in which she was the Finals MVP. She was the league’s MVP in 2017 and a four-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. She won four Olympic gold medals with Team USA and was WNBA eight times.
The American team will meet here
Minneapolis will host a Team USA training camp on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, the American coach, will lead the camp for a possible match at the Paris Olympics in 2024.
The camp will take place at the Lynx and Timberwolves training grounds.
Guest players include former Olympic or World Cup gold medalists Ariel Atkins, Napheesa Collier, Kahleah Copper, Elena Delle Donne, Allisha Gray, Sabrina Ionescu, Betnijah Laney, Angel McCoughtry, Kelsey Plum, Diana Taurasi and Jackie Young . Some of America’s top prospects will miss camp when they play overseas.
Reeve’s team won the FIBA World Cup last year.