The Minnesota Lynx announced a pair of roster moves prior to the start of the WNBA season. Cecilia Zandalasini will sit out the 2020 season as a personal decision and the Lynx have signed Megan Huff as announced by Head Coach and General Manager Cheryl Reeve on Wednesday morning.
Amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, the league players have until June 25 to let their teams know if they will play or not this season. Zandalasini does not come as a major surprise as she is not the only international player who has announced their decision to not play
NEWS: #Lynx HC/GM Cheryl Reeve announced the team has signed forward Megan Huff. It was also announced today that forward Cecilia Zandalasini will miss the 2020 season (non-active, personal decision).
Huff will wear #5.
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— Lynx PR (@Lynx_PR) June 17, 2020
Zandalasini has been with the Lynx since 2017 as a member of the Championship team but saw limited action. 2018 has been her most successful yet after playing in 29 games and close to 17 minutes per game. This will be the second-consecutive season she has missed as she did not play in 2019.
Megan Huff helps fill that void and provides depth and versatility at the forward spot for Minnesota. The six-foot-three forward was originally drafted as the No. 26 overall pick in the 2019 WNBA draft by the New York Liberty. She went on to play for Latvian powerhouse TTT Riga this past winter averaging 11 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game in EuroLeague competition.
Huff graduated from the University of Utah in the Pac-12 as a 1,000 point scorer and a two-time All-Pac 12 selection during her career. Huff has the size and potential to make an impact on this Lynx roster. A great move given the circumstances.
The WNBA announced the official season and the agreement to play earlier this week although exact dates are to be determined. The 22-game season will be played at IMG Academy in Bradenton, Florida beginning at the end of July.