Temi Fagbenle Becomes First Brit to Win WNBA Championship

By on October 5, 2017

Great Britain star Temi Fagbenle has become the first Brit to win a WNBA Championship, after her Minnesota Lynx claimed its fourth title in seven years on Monday night.

The Lynx beat Los Angeles Sparks 85-76 in Game 5 of the Finals to seal the 3-2 series win, and though Fagbenle has found minutes hard to come by, it does not take away from her having reached heights no Brit before her could.

Fagbenle was selected with the 11th pick in the 2016 third round (35th overall) by the Minnesota Lynx. The 6’4″ centre who averaged 13.6 points and 8.7 rebounds for USC in her final season of college ball.

She has signed with Polish side CCC Polkowice for the coming season, where she is expected to make her Euroleague Women debut.

British Basketball Federation Chief Executive Lisa Wainwright said, “Congratulations go to Temi. We are so proud of her and the whole British game is proud of her achievements.”

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