The former University of Buffalo star was drafted in the second round.
Cierra Dillard has been waived by the Minnesota Lynx after the team’s first week of training camp. The former University of Buffalo player tweeted the news early Saturday morning.
The Lynx confirmed the roster move Saturday morning after Dillard posted the tweet.
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Dillard was drafted by Minnesota with the 20th overall pick in the second round of the 2019 WNBA Draft last month. She averaged 25.2 points per game in her senior season at Buffalo, the second-highest mark among all Division I players according to Her Hoop Stats. The team called her a “competitive, tenacious point guard” in a story following the draft, noting her average of 5.7 assists per game as a Bull in 2018-19.
Dillard’s work at Buffalo helped elevate the Bulls to consecutive NCAA appearances, including wins in both seasons. Her college career came to an end in an 84-72 loss to Connecticut at Storrs, in which Dillard scored 29 points, added seven rebounds and seven assists.
Dillard was the only player on the Lynx squad who did not see the floor during Minnesota’s 86-79 win over Washington Friday night. The Lynx conclude their preseason next Sunday at Las Vegas. Minnesota’s regular season opens on May 25 with a home game against the Chicago Sky.
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