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Lynx select Mikiah Herbert Harrigan in first round of 2020 WNBA Draft

The Lynx also added UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield and traded for Rice guard Erica Ogwumike.
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The Minnesota Lynx added a versatile piece to their frontcourt in the 2020 WNBA Draft on Friday night, selecting South Carolina forward Mikiah Herbert Harrigan with the sixth overall pick.

Herbert Harrigan was a big part of the top-ranked Gamecocks' success during her career as she led the team in scoring at 13.1 points and 5.6 rebounds per game. She was also the third player in program history to record 1,000 points and 200 blocks in her career.

The selection of Herbert Harrington was a bit of a surprise considering the Lynx had a definite need in the backcourt. However, Lynx head coach/general manager declared that she would take the best available player and turned to a player known for her defensive ability.

With their second pick, the Lynx upgraded their backcourt with 5-foot-5 UConn guard Crystal Dangerfield. The 16th overall pick in the draft averaged 14.9 points per game and is known for being a facilitator with just under 600 career assists.

Much like the selection of Herbert Harrigan, the selection of Dangerfield was also a surprise considering the 5-foot-5 guard was an option with the team's first-round pick. With the Lynx and reigning rookie of the year Napheesa Collier interested in Dangerfield's services, she was almost a lock when she was available at pick No. 16

The Lynx capped off their night by acquiring Rice guard Erica Ogwumike from the New York Liberty in exchange for forward Stephanie Talbot. Ogwumike was the 26th overall pick earlier in the night and adds a scorer to the Lynx backcourt.

Ogwumike is a two-time Conference USA player of the year for the Owls and averaged 19 points per game this past season. After leading Rice to back-to-back NCAA tournament appearances for the first time in 15 years, Ogwumike figures to be a solid piece of the Lynx rotation.

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