Minnesota Lynx Re-Sign Forward Svetlana Abrosimova

The Minnesota Lynx today announced the team has re-signed free agent forward Svetlana Abrosimova. Per team policy, no financial terms of the agreement were disclosed.

“Svetlana has been an important part of our organization for the past four seasons and we’re happy about keeping her in a Minnesota Lynx uniform,” said Lynx chief operating officer Roger Griffith. “She is a proven scorer in this league and a talented all-around player.”

Abrosimova, drafted by the Lynx in the first round (seventh overall) of the 2001 WNBA Draft, has played in 105 regular-season games for Minnesota and has career averages of 10.7 points (.381 FG%, .310 3FG%), 5.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Her best season as a pro came as a rookie when she averaged 13.2 ppg and a team-best 6.7 rpg, finishing fourth in the 2001 WNBA Rookie of the Year balloting.

“We are excited about having Svet back as a member of our team,” said Lynx head coach Suzie McConnell Serio. “She has been a valuable member of our team in the past and we look to her as one of our key players this season and in the future.”

Abrosimova, a native of Russia, played her college ball at the University of Connecticut, finishing fifth on their all-time scoring list with 1,865 points. She was a member of the 2000 NCAA National Championship Team and was Connecticut’s first three-time All-American selection.