Minnesota Lynx re-sign Cecilia Zandalasini, sign Kizer and Miyem

ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: Cecilia Zandalasini
ST. PAUL, MN - SEPTEMBER 1: Cecilia Zandalasini /

The Minnesota Lynx have re-signed Cecilia Zandalasini. The team also announced the signings of Lynetta Kizer and Endy Miyem on Wednesday afternoon.

Zandalasini signed with the Lynx as a free agent late in the 2017 regular season, remaining with the club through the playoffs. She appeared in three regular season and five playoff games.

“We appreciated Cecilia joining us late in the season last year,” said Lynx head coach and general manager Cheryl Reeve. “She is coming off an exciting 2017 that included the Italian National Team narrowly missing qualification for the 2018 World Cup.”

Zandalasini is currently playing overseas for Famila Schio, where she is teammates with recent Los Angeles Sparks training camp signee Jolene Anderson.

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“Her performance at EuroBasket 2017 was described as the ‘greatest FIBA EuroBasket Women debut of all time’. We look forward to having Cecilia for a full WNBA season and are excited about her future as a Minnesota Lynx,” Reeve added.

Kizer, a six-year WNBA veteran, was a reserve big off the bench for the Connecticut Sun last season. The 2012 third round selection (29th overall) of the Tulsa Shock has also played for the Phoenix Mercury and Indiana Fever in her pro career.

Miyem is a 6’2 forward from France. She, too, is currently playing for Famila Schio overseas. Miyem was a member of the French National Team at the 2012 and 2016 Olympics, where she helped lead her country to a silver and fourth place finish, respectively. She also represented France as a member of the 2010 and 2014 FIBA World Championship teams.

“I’d like to welcome both Lynetta and Endy to the Minnesota Lynx organization,” said Reeve. “Both Lynetta and Endy are skilled front court players with successful basketball resumes who will provide quality depth behind Rebekkah [Brunson] and Sylvia [Fowles].”

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The Lynx announced the three signings together on Wednesday, shortly after news broke that the Seattle Storm had acquired Minnesota’s restricted free agent forward Natasha Howard in a sign-and-trade deal.