Women’s basketball | 04/11/2022 22:01:00
MINNEAPOLIS – Minnesota Guard Already Winters became Gopher’s first female basketball player since 2019 to be picked up by a WNBA franchise when the Las Vegas Aces announced the signing of the Cleveland, Ohio native following the conclusion of the WNBA Draft on Monday night.
A product of Richmond Heights High School, Winters spent his senior college season with the Maroon and Gold after stops at Seton Hall and North Carolina A&T. Winters quickly made an impact on the Golden Gophers and was eventually named All-Big Ten on the honorable mention team by members of the media who cover the Big Ten.
In her only season in the Maroon and Gold Winters, she proved to be one of the Big Ten’s most successful graduate transfers. Averaging 11.2 points per game, Winters posted a career-best 41.6 percent on three and finished his five-year college career with a 35.1 3-point shooting percentage. Winters made 246 career lines during his career and also played defensively averaging 1.5 steals per game and 1.0 blocks per game. She hit a career-high 74 threes during the 2021-22 season at Minneapolis and posted a career-high 30 points in Minnesota’s second game with eventual Big Ten champion Iowa on Feb. 9, achieving a season-high five three while connecting on 11 shots. .
Winters becomes the first player since Kenisha Bell in 2019 to attend a WNBA training camp. Currently, the Golden Gophers have two WNBA alumni in Rachel Banham (Minnesota Lynx) and Amanda Zahui B. (Los Angeles Sparks).
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