The Lynx will retire Sylvia Fowles' jersey this season as the team celebrates its 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 has four WNBA titles. The team will have a countdown of the top 25 players in team history, starting March 1 and leading to the home opener on May 19.
Lindsay Whalen, who was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame last year, will be honored at "Whay Day" on Aug. 4.
Fowles spent the final eight seasons of her 15-year WNBA career with the Lynx, winning two championships in which she was the Finals MVP. She was league MVP in 2017 and four-time WNBA Defensive Player of the Year. She won four Olympic gold medals with Team USA and was all-WNBA eight times.
Team USA will gather here
Minneapolis will host a Team USA training camp on Tuesday and Wednesday. Lynx coach Cheryl Reeve, the American coach, will run the camp in preparation for eventual play at the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The camp will be at the Lynx and Timberwolves practice courts.
Players invited include past 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 top U.S. prospects will miss the camp while playing abroad.
Reeve's team won the FIBA World Cup last year.